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MSPR to offer specials for Memorial Day Weekend 2022


In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend 2022, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

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Muddy Bottom Blues - Tribute to Rusty Young

May 27 at 8:00PM
May 28 at 3:00PM

Paul Hitchcock hosts an hour of Americana music with a special tribute to the music of songwriter and guitarist Rusty Young. One of the founding members of the country-rock band Poco, the band released more than twenty albums, beginning with "Pickin' Up The Pieces" in 1969. Young wrote many of the band's hits including "Crazy Love" and "Rose of Cimarron." He was inducted into Guitar Player Magazine's Gallery of Greats in 1974 and Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2012. Young passed away on April 14, 2021, at the age of 75.

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Victory Over Japan Day Special

May 29 at 2:00PM
May 30 at 10:00AM

On August 14, 1945, radio networks announced that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, including the United States, effectively ending World War II. Known as “Victory over Japan Day” or simply “V-J Day,” the term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan’s official surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri battleship. On this special program of The Golden Age of Radio, through rare news reports and vintage audio recordings, host Paul Hitchcock presents a historical perspective on V-J Day and the end of World War II.

The Apple Seed - Memorial Day Special

May 29 at 3:00PM
May 30 at 12:00PM

Memorial Day can be filled with backyard barbeques and summer fun, but it can also be filled with remembrances that bring us closer to the ones we love and the ones we've lost.

Memorial in Song with John Brancy and Peter Dugan

Memorial in Song with John Brancy and Peter Dugan

May 30 at 9:00AM

A program inspired by World War I that explores the timeless themes of longing, loss, love, and the search for peace in the wake of war. WWI-era musical selections range from popular song by Ivor Novello and Irving Berlin to contemporaneous art song by George Butterworth and Charles Ives.

Top of Mind - Memorial Day Special

May 30 at 11:00AM

In this special episode marking Memorial Day, we learn about an effort to write the stories of every American service member who died in World War 2--more than 400,000 in all. Also, why do we celebrate those who fight in wars, more than those who work to prevent wars? Then, an author gives us "a view from inside the den of modern war."