WakeMed Voices

A Time For Tales

Program #436 (May 23 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Warm Weather”

Program performers:

Eric Bibb

Regi Carpenter

Bil Lepp

Mike Williams

Ann Zimmerman

Time Magazine, Getty

In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend 2021, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

The Battle of Normandy: D-Day Remembered

May 30 at 2:00PM
May 31 at 10:00AM
June 6 at 2:00PM


Beginning Memorial Day weekend 2021, Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) will add the Putumayo World Music Hour to its program schedule. Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth and Putumayo founder Dan Storper, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. ​PWMH episodes include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists.

Putumayo World Music Hour on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY):


  • Leo Is On The Air (Marx Brothers Go West)
  • Abie’s Irish Rose (Abie Buys a Store)  

Morehead State University

Dr. Brent Rogers, associate professor of agriculture at Morehead State, has been named the recipient of the first Faculty Senate Award for Shared Governance. 

The Faculty Senate created the award to recognize the efforts of a faculty senator who has dedicated themself to shared governance. It supports faculty in their efforts through shared governance to create stellar experiences for students and the campus community.

Kentucky Today

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists that roadside mowing and cleanup operations are now taking place across northeast Kentucky.

State highway crews in Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis counties have already begun mowing rights of way along state highways. Mowing operations in Bath, Elliott, Fleming, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties will begin next week, the week of May 17.

Exact dates of work vary by county, and work is weather dependent.

Mountain Stage will resume its 38th season of live performance radio on Sunday, June 13, with guest host Kathy Mattea at the Culture Center Theater and, for the first time since February 2020, a limited in-person audience will be allowed.

Guest artists scheduled to appear are Mississippi songwriting great Paul Thorn, emerging folk singer and songwriter Amythyst Kiah, and West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” songwriter, John Ellison. More artists will be announced as they are confirmed.

Gov. Jim Justice has signed an executive order today ending the statewide mask mandate for fully vaccinated West Virginians.

This comes after guidance from federal health officials Thursday saying Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus can leave their face coverings at home.

Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., announced Friday that customers are no longer required to wear masks in its more than 5,000 stores nationwide.

The retail super store changed the rules one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it was safe for fully vaccinated adults to resume most activities, indoors or out, in groups or individually, mask free and without social distancing.

In the spring of 2020, shortly after the government-mandated lockdowns to help control the spread of coronavirus, I realized I had no hobby. Everything had become a hustle. As a freelance writer and podcast host, I (Nichole) already pretty much worked from home, but as job opportunities arrived further apart and I had more time on my hands, I knew I needed something more fulfilling in my life.


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