Jazz Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #280 (January 26 at 8:00 p.m.)

Peter Leitch has long been one of the top straight-ahead guitarists in jazz, a fine hard bop-based improviser with a swinging style and an appealing quiet tone.

He grew up in Montreal, lived in Toronto during 1977-1981; recorded with Oscar Peterson, the Al Grey/Jimmy Forrest Quintet, and Sadik Hakim; and debuted as a leader in 1981 on the Jazz House label.

Teach Rock

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #201 (January 24 at 8:00 p.m. and January 25 at 3:00 p.m.)

Joan Baez has influenced nearly every aspect of popular music in a career still going strong. Baez is possessed of a once-in-a-lifetime soprano, which, since the late '50s, she has put in the service of folk and pop music as well as a variety of political causes.

MSU Athletics

Reigning Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Jazzmyn Elston bucketed a career-best 30 points as the Morehead State Women's Basketball team came up short, 82-75, against league-leading Tennessee Tech at the Hooper Eblen Center on Thursday evening.

Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Gov. Andy Beshear and Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said Wednesday at the Kentucky Transportation headquarters they are focused on helping Kentuckians who need a REAL ID obtain one by the Oct. 1 deadline.

Despite Kentucky not currently meeting the federal REAL ID standards, the Beshear administration is committed to implementing the initiative. On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear and Secretary Gray announced a new REAL ID project manager and two more office locations and Secretary Gray demonstrated how to apply for a REAL ID.

Morehead State University

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

Joining the nine member volunteer board are Courtney Howell, Daniel Mason and April Hobbs Nutter. Their appointment is a three-year term expiring in 2022.

Other current CAB members include Collin Alexander, Jeremy Boone, Carol Campbell, Doug Chatham, Shayla Ring and Jeanette Tesmer.


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #33 (January 26 at 6:00 p.m.)

Ray Bryant – Alone At Montreux

Recorded live at the 1972 Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.

Featured Performer:
Ray Bryant – piano

(provided by Discogs)


Betelgeuse, the bright orange/red star in the armpit of Orion the Hunter, is going to explode any time now. Betelgeuse this winter is only half as bright as it was last winter. Has it already exploded? What does that mean for us here on Earth? #OurIslandUniverse

CHI St. Joseph Health

Michael E. Horn, MD, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Dr. Horn has practiced hematology and oncology in Lexington, Ky., for the past 20 years. He was first drawn to oncology when one of his family members underwent treatment for a cancer diagnosis.


The Louisville Zoo wants to help the local community with ways to support wildlife and people impacted by the bushfires in Australia. 

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) community has remained in close contact with the CEO of Zoos Victoria in Australia who are monitoring the terrible situation impacting Australian wildlife.

MSU Athletics

After serving in an interim role since April, Jaime Gordon will now assume the full-time position of Director of Athletics at Morehead State. Gordon's appointment is effective February 1.

Gordon, who recently concluded his 17th season as the head coach of the Morehead State Volleyball program, is the winningest coach in the school's history in any sport. He has guided the Eagles to 309 victories since 2003.

Discover Denton

A Time for Tales

Program #401 (January 26 at 3:00 p.m.)

Tough Times

Program Performers:

Mike Cross

Donna Ingham

Rev. Robert B. Jones

Bil Lepp

Peggy Seeger

Don White

U.S. Dept. of Interior

Governor Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today announced the approval of federal “Duck Stamp” funding for land acquisition purposes at the newly established Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Henderson, Kentucky.

“Duck Stamps,” purchased by hunters, conservationists and stamp collectors, provide revenue to support federal conservation and outdoor recreation efforts.

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

Big Sandy Community & Technical College is pleased to exhibit the works of premier folk artist Hugo Sperger beginning January 25 at the McCall Art Gallery of the Prestonsburg Campus.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University music students performed at the 42nd annual U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. The event was held Jan. 10 and 11 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  

The saxophone studio’s flagship ensemble, the award-winning Lockegee Saxophone Quartet, was invited to perform a short concert. While only the Lockegee Saxophone Quartet performed as part of the conference, the remainder of MSU’s saxophone studio was able to join on the trip as conference attendees.  

Morehead State University

Dr. Laurie Couch, associate provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success at Morehead State University, was elected to serve as the president of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).  


January 21, 2020 -- John Fitch was an American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer. He was most famous for operating the first steamboat service in the United States. The first boat was 45 feet long it was tested on the Delaware river by John Fitch and his design assistant Steven Pagano.

Bill to raise legal age to purchase tobacco products in Kentucky to 21 passes first hurdle

Jan 20, 2020
Melissa Patrick, Kentucky Health News

A bill to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 in Kentucky passed unanimously out of a Senate committee Jan. 15.

Senate Bill 56 would bring Kentucky's statute into compliance with the new federal law raising the age to 21.

The bill passed the Senate Health and Welfare committee with a substitute that added language to make it better fit the federal law and remove language regarding penalties for 18- to 20-year-olds, said the bill's prime sponsor, Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester.

L.A. Times

  • The Fighting Parson (Detroit 1929)
  • Erwin of the Artic (Dave Erwin)
  • Editor’s Diary (Vanessa Brown)

MSU Athletics

Senior forward Orlandra Humphries scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to post her third consecutive double-double as the Morehead State Women's Basketball team fell 71-62 to Ohio Valley Conference rival Belmont on Saturday afternoon at the Curb Event Center.

The Eagles turned the ball over a season-low six times and hung with the four-time defending OVC Tournament Champions for an entire 40 minutes.


Due to the increase of flu cases, St. Claire Regional Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff.

Until the end of flu season, visitation will be restricted for anyone under the age of 12, and anyone with flu-like symptoms.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Public meetings start next week in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s study of highway needs in the Ashland-Boyd-Greenup urban area of northeast Kentucky.

The first meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5-7 p.m. at the Flatwoods Senior Center. A second will follow Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m. at Ashland City Hall.

January 17, 2020 -- Charles Brockden Brown was an American novelist, historian, and editor of the Early National period. He is generally regarded by scholars as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper.

Big Band Vocalists

Jan 17, 2020
New England Public Radio

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #279 (January 19 at 8:00 pm)

Big band vocalists from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s featuring the vocal talents of Ella Fitzgerald, Sy Oliver, Jimmy Rushing, Jack Teagarden, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Joe Williams.

Accompanying the vocalists are big bands and orchestras featuring Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Ralph Burns, Dizzy Gillespie, Andy Kirk, Jimmie Lunceford and others.

Big Bill Broonzy

Jan 17, 2020

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #200 (January 17 at 8:00 pm and January 18 at 3:00 pm)

Big Bill Broonzy was born William Lee Conley Broonzy in the tiny town of Scott, Mississippi, just across the river from Arkansas. During his childhood, Broonzy's family -- itinerant sharecroppers and the descendants of ex-slaves -- moved to Pine Bluff to work the fields there. Broonzy learned to play a cigar box fiddle from his uncle, and as a teenager, he played violin in local churches, at community dances, and in a country string band.


Big Band Boulevard

Program #26 (January 19, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured trumpeter and bandleader Bunny Berigan. Also selections from Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, and Jimmie Lunceford.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State Women's Basketball defeated won its first road matchup in Ohio Valley Conference play, defeating Tennessee State, 84-47, on Thursday evening at the Gentry Center.

The Eagles' 37-point victory, which is the largest against the Lady Tigers in program history, improves their overall record to 7-10 and OVC mark to 3-2 for the 2019-20 season.

"I was pleased with our team's effort tonight," said MSU head coach Greg Todd. "Overall I thought we played with good energy from start to finish and got a good road win at a tough place to play."

MSU Athletics

Five Morehead State football student-athletes have been named to Phil Steele's 2019 postseason all-Pioneer League Teams.

Junior defensive lineman Vaughn Taylor Jr., and sophomore return man Ian Holder were first-team picks (both players also made the first-team in the PFL's own postseason lists). Junior wide receiver Landon Hurst and senior offensive lineman Josh Poe earned second team nods, while junior Andrew Foster made the third team as a punter.

Kentucky Artisan Center

Kentucky artists are invited to submit works for consideration in the exhibit “Women of Influence: Celebrating the Year of the Woman” to be held at the Kentucky Artisan Center, June 14 – October 31, 2020.

Declared the “Year of the Woman,” 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the United States’ 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote.

Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have announced that the hospital has joined Markey’s Affiliate Network as a candidate member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer program is the first in the region with an academic affiliation.