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Greg Jenkins

Operations Director

Greg Jenkins has been the Operations Director at MSPR since 1999. Greg is a 1996 graduate of Morehead State University with a BME in Music Education and received a Masters of Science in Industrial Technology in 2008. Greg oversees training, scheduling, and evaluation of the student board operator staff, preparation of the daily traffic logs and serves as weekday classical music host. He is also the webmaster of the MSPR website and maintains MSPR's webstreaming and podcasting.

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Old Time Radio Catalog

  • Fred Allen Show (Frank Sinatra)
  • Mother’s Best Flour Radio Show (Hank Williams)  

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July 21, 2017 -- Herbert Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.  

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July 20, 2017 -- Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, spanning the southern gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres.  

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July 19, 2017 -- Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who gained infamy after being tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The case was a famous case throughout the United States.  

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July 18, 2017 -- William Makepeace Thackeray was a British novelist, writer and author of the 19th century. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.  

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July 17, 2017 -- Donald McNichol Sutherland is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. Sutherland rose to fame after starring in series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980) and Eye of the Needle (1981). Since then, he established himself as one of the most respected, prolific and versatile character actors of Canada.  

Week of July 17, 2017

Jul 18, 2017
MSU

CBS News

  • Suspense (The Hitchhiker)
  • Jungle Jim (Stalled on the Trail)
  • Seabiscuit races War Admiral (1938)
  • MGM Sports Report w/Bill Stern (1945)  

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July 14, 2017 -- Owen Wister was an American writer, historian and "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant.  

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July 13, 2017 -- Nathan Bedford Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. A cavalry and military commander in the war, Forrest is one of the war's most unusual figures.  

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July 12, 2017 -- George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one major crop—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943.  

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July 11, 2017 -- Thomas Bowdler was an English physician best known for publishing The Family Shakspeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work.  

Morehead State Public Radio has announced the hiring of Leeann Akers as assistant news director.

Her first day will be July 17. Akers will succeed Dan Conti, who retired June 30.

“We are excited to have Leeann join MSPR’s award-winning news team. Leeann is a smart and passionate journalist who strives for excellence in reporting,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

A two-time graduate of Morehead State University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and master’s degrees in communications.

July 10, 2017 -- Godiva, Countess of Mercia, in Old English Godgifu, was an English noblewoman who, according to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, rode naked – covered only in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Incredible, But True
  • Adventures of Frank Race
  • Blue Coal Minstrels

Week of July 3, 2017

Jul 7, 2017
MSU

English 2308

  • Father Knows Best (Vacation Arrives)
  • Misadventures of Si and Elmer (Snoop & Sneak Detective Agency)  

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June 30, 2017 -- Man Mountain Dean, born Frank Simmons Leavitt, was a professional wrestler of the early 1900s. 

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June 29, 2017 -- John Willard Toland was an American writer and historian. He is best known for a biography of Adolf Hitler and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II-era Japan, The Rising Sun  

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June 28, 2017 -- John Wesley was an English Anglican cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, founded Methodism.   

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June 27, 2017 -- Mary Antoinette "Tony" Perry was an actress, director and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. She is the namesake of the Tony Awards.

Week of June 26, 2017

Jun 27, 2017
MSU

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with special programs.

“Best of Independence Day” @ 9 a.m.

  • We have compiled some of the best patriotic performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Songs include- "America, the Dream Goes On", Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "Rally 'Round the Flag" and more.

July 4 with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops @ 10 a.m. 

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June 26, 2017 -- On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy arrived in West Berlin to express solidarity with the city’s residents, who were surrounded on all sides by communist East Germany. After visiting Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall crossing point where Soviet and U.S. tanks had faced each other down two years earlier, Kennedy delivered a short speech that became one of his most famous.

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June 23, 2017 -- Alan Turing was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist.  

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