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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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Week of April 16, 2018

Apr 19, 2018
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City of Toronto

April 19, 2018 -- The Great Fire of Toronto of 1904 was a great fire that destroyed a large section of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 19, 1904. It was the second such fire for the city in its history. 

National Geographic

April 18, 2018 -- The illegitimate daughter of a pope and his mistress, Lucrezia Borgia was a famous beauty, notorious for the suspicious deaths and political intrigue that swirled around her and her family. 

britannica.com

April 17, 2018 -- The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.

britishbattles.com

April 16, 2018 -- The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by loyalist troops commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

biography.com

April 13, 2018 -- Guy Fawkes was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 

history.com

April 12, 2018 -- Henry Clay was an American lawyer, planter, and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives

biography.com

April 11, 2018 -- Ethel Kennedy is best known as the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968.

Public Domain

April 10, 2018 -- Harry Morgan was an American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades. 

Week of April 9, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
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The Guardian

April 9, 2018 -- Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

History Channel

April 6, 2018 -- In 1698, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax to bring Russian society in line with Western European models. To enforce the ban on beards, the tsar empowered police to forcibly and publicly shave those who refused to pay the tax.  

biography.com

April 5, 2018 -- Bette Davis is remembered as one of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies, famous for her larger-than-life persona and for her nearly 100 film appearances.

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April 4, 2018 -- Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. CST.

Week of April 2, 2018

Apr 3, 2018
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Public Domain

April 3, 2018 -- Arthur "Dooley" Wilson was an American actor, singer and musician who is best remembered as Sam in the 1942 film, Casablanca; in the film, he also performed its theme song, "As Time Goes By".

biography.com

April 2, 2018 -- Giovanni Giacomo Casanova led a dissolute lifestyle, a free-spirited existence filled with random adventure and scandal, culminating in his lively autobiography, which established him as the epitome of the libertine and made his name synonymous with "womanizer" or "playboy."

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters (Mystery of the Border Smugglers)
  • Let George Do It (First Client)

The Telegraph

March 30, 2018 -- Albert Pierrepoint was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, including William Joyce and John Amery. In Germany and Austria, after the Second World War, he executed some 200 people who had been convicted of war crimes

Baseball Hall of Fame

March 29, 2018 -- Denton True "Cy" Young was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 22-season baseball career, he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for over a century. 

Catholic Online

March 28, 2018 -- Saint Teresa of Ávila was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. 

The show conveys our sympathy for those medical students and all others affected by Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. The subsequent loss of electricity, Internet, transportation, and commerce is touched everyone in Puerto Rico. While first responders can supply basic needs, lives and careers are interrupted. We all need to help each other and we need to find mechanisms so that a natural disaster does not cost us generation of young people.

Week of March 26, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
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courier-journal.com

March 27, 2018 -- Patty Smith Hill was a composer and teacher who is perhaps best known for co-writing, with her sister Mildred Hill, the tune which later became popular as "Happy Birthday to You". 

history.com

March 26, 2018 -- Duncan Hines was an American pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers. He is best known today for the brand of food products that bears his name.

Public Domain

March 23, 2018 -- Nathaniel "Texas Jack" Reed was a 19th-century American outlaw responsible for many stagecoach, bank, and train robberies throughout the American Southwest during the 1880s and '90s.

Radio Spirits

  • Duffy’s Tavern (Archie Patents Electricity)
  • Big Band Remotes (Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)  

britannica.com

March 22, 2018 -- Ellen Glasgow was an American novelist who portrayed the changing world of the contemporary South. 

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