May 20, 2019 -- Sir Henry Percy, commonly known as Sir Harry Hotspur, was a late-medieval English nobleman. He was a significant captain during the Anglo-Scottish wars. He later led successive rebellions against Henry IV of England and was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 at the height of his career. 

USA Today

In recognition of Memorial Day 2019, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Monday, May 27, 9 a.m. Paul Hitchcock hosts a special program of "The Golden Age of Radio", a reflection on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Through rare and vintage audio, an historical perspective on the attack of the U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii that destroyed or damaged nearly twenty American naval vessels, over three hundred airplanes, and where more than twenty-four hundred Americans died in the attack, including civilians. 

Floris UMC

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

On Tuesday, May 28th NAMI Morehead (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present a documentary film titled "God Knows Where I Am," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rowan County Library Conference Room in Morehead.

The film explores the experience of a woman with schizophrenia who finds and lives in an abandoned house when she is released from a mental hospital. The film is based on the journals she wrote there in the months before her death.

MSU Athletics

Propelled by a first-inning grand slam from junior third baseman Dom Peroni, a third-inning three run homer by junior second baseman Ryan Layne and a shutdown job in the ninth frame by senior left-hander David Looney, Morehead State baseball completed a series sweep over Southeast Missouri with an 8-7 triumph at Allen Field Saturday.


  • Adventures of Sam Spade (Bow Window Caper)
  • Aladdin Lamp
  • Myrt & Marge (Plan to Open Theater)  

Baseball Hall of Fame

May 17, 2019 -- James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell was an American center fielder in Negro league baseball from 1922 to 1946. He is considered to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game. Stories demonstrating Bell's speed are still widely circulated. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Justin Townes Earle

May 17, 2019
Wall Street Journal

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #172 (May 17 at 8:00 p.m. and May 18 at 3:00 p.m.)

In some respects, Justin Townes Earle seemed destined from birth to be a musician -- his father, Steve Earle, is one of America's most acclaimed singer/songwriters, and he was named in part for Townes Van Zandt, a close friend to Earle and an equally legendary tunesmith. But Justin also grew up learning the downside of the musician's life, and came up against some of the same demons that haunted his father.

Sarah Vaughan

May 17, 2019

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #251 (May 19 at 8:00 p.m.)

Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers.

She often gave the impression that with her wide range, perfectly controlled vibrato, and wide expressive abilities, she could do anything she wanted with her voice. Although not all of her many recordings are essential, Sarah Vaughan's legacy as a performer and a recording artist will be very difficult to match in the future.

Andy Narell

May 17, 2019

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #17 (May 19 at 6:00 p.m.)

Andy Narrell – Live From South Africa (2001)

Recorded live at The Blues Room in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 7th and 8th, 2000.

Performers include:

Andy Narell – steel drums

Denny Lalouette – bass

Rob Watson – drums

Louis Mhlanga – guitar

Andile Yenana – keyboards

Basi Mahlasela – percussion

(provided by Discogs)

Morehead State University

The Kentucky Folk Art Center will host the “Getting Started with Poetry” workshop, Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The instructor for the class is Tasha Cotter of Lexington, where she works in higher education and serves as the president of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. She is the author of several books of poetry, including “Some Churches,” “The Aqua Notebook” and three chapbooks. Her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary Magazine, NANO fiction and Thrush. 

Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Equine program, Dr. Katelyn Kaufman, visiting assistant professor of equine science, and Randy Gauche, equine technician, are establishing a quarter horse breeding program with the support of the Department of Agricultural Sciences.  

MSU Athletics

In a contest that featured 30 combined hits, Morehead State baseball hammered four home runs and rallied with a big fourth-inning to oust Southeast Missouri 13-9 Thursday at Allen Field.

The win moved the Eagles to 35-19 overall and 17-11 in the OVC and tied the program's record for regular season wins (35 in 2015). Southeast Missouri slipped to 23-30 overall and 10-18 in the league and will need to beat the Eagles both times the rest of the weekend or risk missing the OVC Tournament for the first time.

Noah Fortson/NPR

President Trump is unveiling an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the United States. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-based immigration. Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live.


May 16, 2019 -- William Henry Seward was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator.


May 15, 2019 -- Lyman Frank Baum was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts.

MSU Athletics

Five doubles and a pair of solo homers in the first four innings powered the Morehead State baseball team to an 8-5 victory over visiting Dayton Tuesday at Allen Field.

The Eagles, who improved to 23-2 at home in 2019, also moved to 34-19 overall and are just one victory shy of the program's regular-season win record of 35, set by the 2015 OVC Championship team.

Morehead State built a 8-1 advantage after the first five at-bats and then held on as seven pitchers combined to bend but not break in the victory. The Eagles held Dayton hitless until the sixth inning.

Battleship North Carolina

In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, both American and state flags at public office buildings will be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

"Law enforcement officers protect and serve the lives in their communities; they are often the heroes among us," said Gov. Matt Bevin. "There is no greater sacrifice than that of a person willing to lay down their life for another, and we are deeply grateful for those who have served and sacrificed so much on our behalf."

Unfortunately, we had so much health stuff to discuss, we never got to the climate change material (Thanks a lot, Rick).  We do talk about Ebola, Measles, and Kentucky’s delayed response to our massive and deadly Hepatitis A outbreak.  Learn about the singular problems of healthcare in Indiana,  new warnings on sleeping pills, and how about that life-saving giant pothole? 


This Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, drivers should expect long delays on Burning Fork Road (also known as KY 1888) leading up to the intersection with the Mountain Parkway and KY 1415 in Salyersville.

Crews will be working in traffic to open the new Burning Fork roadway leading up to the intersection. After the new roadway is open to traffic, the Burning Fork Road approach will intersect the Parkway at the new traffic signal opposite KY 1415 moving forward.

Aluminum Insider

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, plans to create up to 265 full-time jobs as it invests nearly $19.6 million to locate its first US operation near Hazard.


May 14, 2019 -- Richard Deacon was an American television and motion picture actor, best known for playing supporting roles in television shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, Leave It To Beaver, and The Jack Benny Program along with minor roles in films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.


May 13, 2019 -- Dame Daphne du Maurier was an English author and playwright. Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as "moody and resonant" with overtones of the paranormal.

Hake's Auctions

  • Mark Trail (Chief Lightfoot)
  • Incredible, But True (Dead Man’s Mirror)
  • Police Reporter (The Case of Warren J. Lincoln)

Jazz at the Movies

May 11, 2019

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #250 (May 12 at 8:00 pm)

Jazz at the Movies featuring music from two movie soundtracks, Mo’ Better Blues and The Mambo Kings.

Mo’ Better Blues (1990) starred Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and Spike Lee. Music for the soundtrack performed by Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone), Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Kenny Kirkland (piano), Robert Leslie Hurst III (bass) and Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums).

Amanda Cook

May 9, 2019
Tom Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books & Brainstorms

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #171 (May 10 at 8:00 p.m. and May 11 at 3:00 p.m.)

Amanda Cook is originally from Florida but now makes her home in the Virginia Mountains. Cook came onto the bluegrass scene with drive and determination, bringing a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass to every show.

Cook acquired a love of bluegrass from her father who played banjo throughout her childhood.

In early 2007, Cook formed bluegrass group High Cotton with her father and received her first taste of performing, fueling a fire to continue on a professional level.

MSU Athletics

Six Morehead State athletic programs achieved a perfect score in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate reports, while all teams made significant improvements to their multi-year APR totals.

It marks the second consecutive year that six teams have achieved perfect single-year scores.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State football has landed four players on the 2019 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team.

The Eagles' honorees are senior offensive linemen Josh Poe and Cameron Bailey, along with senior linebacker Beau Griego and senior defensive lineman Jeremiah Draper.


May 9, 2019 -- Anton Joseph Cermak was an American politician who served as the 44th mayor of Chicago, Illinois from April 7, 1931 until his death on March 6, 1933 from complications of an assassination attempt 23 days earlier.

The Spectator

May 8, 2019 -- John Meade Falkner was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I.

Morehead State University

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in MSPR’s studios, located at 132 Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts from the MSU campus on WMKY at 90.3 FM and online at http://www.wmky.org

WMKY has serves more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.