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Morehead State Public Radio 2024 Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive


Morehead State Public Radio’s Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive is April 8 – 12.

The fundraiser is an opportunity for listeners to support WMKY, Morehead State University’s non-commercial, public radio station at 90.3FM. Financial gifts to Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) help fund student work studies and locally hosted programs. Gifts also help achieve goals to receive funding grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“The number of listeners who support MSPR improves our ability to meet criteria for grants to purchase national programs such as NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

An emphasis on local and regional news continues to be an important function of MSPR. Equally important is MSPR’s commitment to provide firsthand training and learning opportunities to Morehead State University work-study students.

“It’s an important part of our mission to provide student opportunities, award-winning local news, and to preserve this region’s cultural heritage with programming that is educational, informative, and entertaining,” said Hitchcock.

MSPR recently added more music programs to the weekend broadcast schedule. Locally hosted music programs include “Bluegrass Diversion” with John Ryster and “Pickin’ Parlor” with Anabel Peterman. Other newly added weekend programs include “Folk Alley,” “High Country Celtic Radio,” “International Americana Music Show,” “Midnight Special,” and “Putumayo World Music Hour.”

“MSPR’s diverse weekend program schedule features Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, folk, and jazz music with an emphasis on musicians, songwriters, and storytellers,” said Hitchcock. “Our Appalachian region has a rich heritage and we’re delighted to feature these master musicians and songwriters.”

Financial gifts to the MSPR Fund support student work studies and local programming. There is also an option to designate gifts to MSPR’s Enhancement Fund, providing scholarships to students at Morehead State University. Gifts to the MSPR Fund or to the MSPR Enhancement Fund may completed online at: www.wmky.org

WMKY serves more than twenty counties throughout eastern Kentucky from the campus of Morehead State University. Listeners can enjoy Morehead State Public Radio through WMKY at 90.3FM, online (www.wmky.org), by phone app, or by a smart speaker (“Play WMKY”).

Additional information on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) is available online at: www.wmky.org, e-mail Paul Hitchcock at: p.hitchc@moreheadstate.edu, or by calling 606.783.2334.