Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with special programs.
"That Was Radio – Westerns"
Wed., July 4 @ 9 a.m.; repeating Sun., July 8 @ 3 p.m.
Join your host Leon Smothers for That Was Radio when he explores the golden age of radio, including the radio programs, personalities and events that shaped those programs. On this edition of That Was Radio, Smothers will be your guide for a review of old-time radio Westerns including shows for kids, adults and the whole family. It’s a nostalgic hour of singing cowboys, adventure and suspense.
"Freedom- United We Stand" July 4th @ 10 a.m.
Music & the Spoken Word 4th of July Special - New for 2018 Music includes " "This is a Great Country, from Mr. President - "Hymn for America" - "Cohan's Big Three" - "America the Beautiful" and more.
“Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame" July 4th @ 11 a.m.
MSPR will present a program showcasing Kentucky writers. The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2018 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. This year’s inductees are: John Fox Jr.; Annie Fellows Johnston; Walter Tevis; and Dr. bell hooks. A production of WUKY in Lexington.
"2018 United States Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Radio Series" July 4th @ Noon
Throughout its long history, the Airmen of Note has regularly performed and recorded with the leading artists in the jazz world. In fact, the list of guest artists featured with the Note reads like a "who's who" of the jazz industry. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist. The 2018 special will feature three guest artists: Nnenna Freelon, hour 1; Peter Erskine, hour 2; and Marshall Gilkes, hour 3.
"Freedom- United We Stand" July 4th @ 8 p.m.
Music & the Spoken Word 4th of July Special - includes "This is a Great Country, from Mr. President - "Hymn for America" - "Cohan's Big Three" - "America the Beautiful" and more.
"July 4 with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops" @ 9 p.m.
This radio special features Leroy Anderson, America’s most popular light music composer, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, which premiered many of his short orchestral miniatures. This special explores how the two came together to make music that will be remembered for generations.