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Morehead State Public Radio’s 2017 Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive was held Oct. 16 through 20.

The first live, on-air fundraiser in five years, listeners were asked to support the flagship station WMKY (90.3FM) with a financial gift to support local programming and operations. During the five-day fundraiser, more than $24,000 was raised from 250 new and renewing members.

Greg Jenkins

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.

L.A. Parent

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with special programs.

Among the specials are:

Sunday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. - "A Time For Tales" - The 19th Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival takes place Sept. 29-30 at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area of Cave Run Lake. Host Carolyn Franzini presents this special program of “A Time For Tales,” a festival preview with stories by some of the featured tellers including Donald Davis, Linda Gorham, Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Motoko and Ed Stivender.

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As his journalism career winds down, Morehead State Public Radio’s Dan Conti has written a book that chronicles his more than three decades as a broadcaster and revisits some of the stories he covered, wrote about and researched in later years.

Conti’s book “A Reporter’s Notebook and Other Stuff” by is a retrospective on big events, plus a few reflections on influential childhood experiences.

Language of Desires

In recognition of Memorial Day 2017, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Sunday, May 28, 3 p.m. "Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame" - MSPR will present a program highlighting Kentucky writers. The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. This is the fifth class to be inducted.

In recognition of Memorial Day 2017, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Among the specials are:

Sunday, May 28, 3 p.m. "Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame" - MSPR will present a program showcasing Kentucky writers. The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. This is the fifth class to be inducted.

Morehead State Public Radio

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) earned a total of 11 awards in the professional and college divisions Saturday at the annual Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters (KAPB) awards in Lexington.

The awards were announced for both professional and college contests.

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

John Flavell

Editor’s note: The following editorial is used by permission by The Morehead News, online at: http://themoreheadnews.com

WMKY Radio, the flagship station of Morehead State Public Radio, signed on the air in 1965 with a mighty 10 watts of power from atop the Combs Building at Morehead State University.

Today, its 50,000-watt signal reaches across 20 counties of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

MSPR Advisory Board Adds New Members

Feb 22, 2017
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Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) has announced three new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Joining the nine-member volunteer board are Katelyn Clark, David Gregory and Krys Lynam.

The CAB assists Morehead State Public Radio by making recommendations on programming, fundraising and public relations to build the listening audience, expand the operational base of support, offer opportunities for students and provide a better community service through educational and cultural radio programming in the community.

Video Hive

Come celebrate Halloween with songs from stage and screen.

Get ready to laugh, dance and scream along with all your favorite scary movie themes, Broadway musical show-stoppers, and more, all guaranteed to make you shiver with fright and delight.

Join your host, Genny Jenkins, for "Halloween of Stage and Screen," Monday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. on Morehead State Public Radio.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the campus of MSU and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

MSU Athletics

He is Morehead State's Man With the Golden Voice.

Actually, a Blue and Golden Voice.

When the 2016-17 school year begins, Chuck Mraz will start his 28th season of play-by-play calls for the MSU football and men's basketball teams.

His work is widely respected in the profession.

In May, he received the East Kentucky Leadership Conference award for Media and Technology. That came on the heels of his third Associated Press play-by-play award, a "Best in State" honor for long newscast and a third-place prize for sports reporting.

Word Press

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

MSPR will air the 2016 United States Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Radio Series featuring the USAF Airmen of Note Sunday, July 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.

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.

Old Time Radio Downloads

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of “The Golden Age of Radio” to its program schedule.

The new program can be heard Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning July 2.

Using a vast catalog of digitally-preserved audio files, the locally-produced program will highlight vintage, old-time radio programs from the 1930’s through the 1950’s.

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Morehead State Public Radio has named Michael Gustin of Springboro, Ohio, the recipient of the Community Advisory Board Student Leadership Award while Samantha Morrill of Morehead and Jordan Simonson of Carlisle were the winners of the Outstanding Student awards.

To highlight their achievements, these individuals are recognized each year for their work and dedication to MSPR, Morehead State University and the community.

WMKY (90.3FM) has announced three new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Joining the nine member board are Nona Camuel, Dr. Gary LaFleur and Colby Thatcher.

The CAB assists Morehead State Public Radio by making recommendations on programming, fundraising and public relations to build the listening audience, expand the operational base of support, offer opportunities for students and provide a better community service through educational and cultural radio programming in the community.

Bud Craft

Calling him "my good friend and number one Morehead State University fan for 25 years," Rep. Rocky Adkins lauded Chuck Mraz on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Mraz recently reached an unprecedented milestone as the Eagles' primary announcer at sporting events for 25 years, more than any other announcer in the history of the MSU athletic department. He has called MSU football, basketball and baseball games, and hosted the Ohio Valley Conference's weekly syndicated radio segment for a quarter of a century.

Hitchcock Honored with Cultural Heritage Award

Sep 13, 2013

Morehead State Public Radio General Manager Paul Hitchcock was the recipient of the Cultural Heritage Award during the sixth annual Col. Bill Williams Heritage Blues Festival at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. 

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.