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Memorial Day Weekend Specials (May 26-28)


In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend 2023, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.


Taj Mahal: The Making of Savoy

Friday, May 26 at 8:00PM
Saturday, May 27 at 3:00PM
Sunday, May 28 at 8:00PM

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The Making Of Savoy is a lively discussion about the recording of the album with the celebrated artist and producer, hosted by Jazz Journalist Associations’ 2023 Hero and KCSM Music Director Jesse “Chuy” Varela, recorded on April 2nd in front of a live audience at the famous Freight & Salvage venue in Taj Mahal’s home town of Berkeley, California. They talk about the inspiration, the recording process, and the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, where during its short time in existence was one of the first public performance venues in the US without racial segregation.

The Battle of Normandy: D-Day Remembered

Sunday, May 28 at 2:00PM

On this special program of The Golden Age of Radio, Paul Hitchcock offers a reflection on World War II and The Battle of Normandy, when more than 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on a fifty mile stretch of beach in France’s Normandy region. Through vintage audio and rare news reports, an historical perspective on D-Day, which began on June 6, 1944.

The Apple Seed: Memorial Day Memories

Sunday, May 28 at 3:00PM

While we sometimes see Memorial Day as the transition between spring and summer, and though we often visit the graves of family members that we’ve lost, Memorial Day is, at its heart, a day to remember those who have fallen in their service in the armed forces. Our modern Memorial Day is tied to traditions honoring fallen soldiers in the Civil War. This episode includes stories commemorating the Civil War and both World Wars, include a story involving host Sam Payne's own grandfather in WWII, and his account of being captured and held as a prisoner of war.