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MSPR to air specials July 4th weekend


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

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NBTB 1992 Top 30 Countdown
Saturday, July 2 at 8:00pm

Paul Hitchcock celebrates 30 years of hosting "Nothin' But The Blues" on WMKY with a three-hour countdown of his favorite blues albums of 1992. Follow along in the countdown for legendary music by J.J. Cale, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Etta James, Little Milton, Pinetop Perkins, Johnny Winter and more.


Quite Early Morning: The Life, Times and Legacy of Pete Seeger
Sunday, July 3 at 2:00pm

Legendary folksinger and social activist Pete Seeger is receiving long-delayed appreciation for his immense contribution to American music and culture. In this intimate conversation, Pete recalls it all through the prism of mellowed memory, his personal reflections on his life, times and his country's future laced with the sounds of his now-quavering but still strong voice.

The Apple Seed: Independence Day
Sunday, July 3 at 3:00pm

A special episode in celebration of Independence Day:

  • A reading of parts of the Declaration of Independence,
  • A story about George and Martha Washington by Lynn Ruehlmann,
  • “Its America” an immigrant story about coming across the ocean to America from award-winning storyteller Corinne Stavish,
  • "History that Dosen't Suck", a podcast featuring entertaining stories of American history, and
  • “Sourdough Starter” Madeline Pots' comical story about heritage, responsibility, and kitchen disasters.

2022 United States Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Radio Series featuring the USAF Airmen of Note
Sunday, July 3 at 8:00pm

USAF Airmen of Note

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.

This special will include:

  • Sean Jones, trumpet
  • Ted Nash, saxophone/flute
  • Diane Schuur, vocals

The Privilege of Freedom
Monday, July 4 at 9:00am

In this Music & the Spoken Word Independence Day special, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform: “This is a Great Country” from “Mr. President”, “This Land is Your Land”, “God Bless the USA”, and more.

July 4 with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops
Monday, July 4 at 10:00am

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.


Broad Stripes, Bright Stars, and White Lies: America's First Flag
Monday, July 4 at 11:00am

In honor of Flag Day and the Fourth of July, the Smithsonian unveils the often misunderstood stories behind two of our nation's most famous flags: the Betsy Ross flag, and the Star Spangled Banner.