Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY 90.3FM) has announced the return of two programs to its weeknight lineup.
Audio Visions will air Thursdays from 8 until 10 p.m. and showcase a lively mix of college-based music styles. Student-hosted and produced, the program will feature independent artists, local music and information on Morehead State University events. Hosts for the show will be Arlo Barnette and Jacob Lindberg.
Barnette is a senior honors student studying English and Spanish. He has worked at MSPR since 2013. Barnette, of Owingsville, also served as a translator and music researcher in the spring of 2017 at Radio Valentín Letelier in Valparaíso, Chile.
“My part of the Audio Visions will feature a smorgasbord of alternative rock, Americana, and fusion in the tradition of Grant Alden’s Field Notes,” said Barnette.
“Each episode will explore a different theme by uniting artists, eras, and genres. I’ll also make a point to feature local artists and upcoming concerts in the region,” said Barnette.
Lindberg is a junior Convergent Media major. The Morehead native is the editor of the Trail Blazer, MSU's online student newspaper.
“I've lived in Morehead nearly all my life. I started with Morehead State Public Radio in 2015 and hosting a music show has always been a long-term goal of mine,” said Lindberg.
“I love digging through collections of music. My trail of discovery has led me to a deep appreciation of the alternative music scene of the late ‘70s and ‘80s including art punk, post-punk, dream pop, new wave, and alternative rock,” added Lindberg.
World Café (NPR) will air Mondays through Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. It will follow Audio Visions on Thursdays at 10 p.m.
World Cafe is hosted and produced by Talia Schlanger of WXPN in Philadelphia. The program features music, interviews and in-studio performances with essential and emerging artists.
Serving more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) broadcasts at 90.3FM from MSU’s campus. In addition, MSPR’s website features news headlines, community events, live web streaming and archived audio.
Questions or comments can be directed to Paul Hitchcock, general manager, at 606-783-2334.
Additional information can be found on MSPR’s website at http://www.wmky.org