Nat Adderley Sextet

Apr 17, 2021

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #55 (April 18 at 6:00 p.m.)

Nat Adderley Sextet – Live At Sweet Basil (1990)

Recorded live at Sweet Basil in New York City, May 12th and 13th, 1990.

Performers include:

Nat Adderley – cornet

Bob Bargad – piano

Walter Booker – bass

Jimmy Cobb – drums

Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone

Vincent Herring – alto saxophone  

WMKY Feature: Spring Bees in Kentucky

Apr 16, 2021
Bee Culture

Spring has arrived in the region bringing blooming flowers and buzzing bees. In recent years, the number of area residents beekeeping has been growing. WMKY’s Carrie Stambaugh has more.


Inspired by the recent CDC announcement that travel is low-risk for fully COVID-19 vaccinated people (as reported here), we offer some odd tunes loosely related to travel.

(April 16th @ 9pm; April 17th @ 4pm)


1. “I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” by Rick Moranis

2. “Frogger! The Frogger Musical” by Paul & Storm

Business News Daily

Even with the turmoil of COVID-19, minority students in Kentucky achieved steady gains in college degrees and credentials last year, and overall, the state remains on pace to meet its educational attainment goals in 2030.

MSU Athletics

Carrying the legacies of each of the alumni who came before them and continuing the groundwork laid to bring the program to the heights it reached in 2020-21, Morehead State volleyball continued to soar Wednesday afternoon, earning the program's first NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship victory.


April 15, 2021 -- A Way with Words (Black!)

  • blackout
  • black sheep
  • blackball
  • blackguard

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close part of US 60 east in Rowan County for drainage repairs next week.

US 60, just west of Kentucky 799 (Big Perry Road) will close to excavate the highway and replace a large culvert underneath. The work is part of a $2.2 million dollar Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Project along seven miles of US 60 from Bramblewood Lane to the Carter County line.

Mike Barnett

Apr 14, 2021
Mike Barnett

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #240 (April 16 at 8:00 p.m. and April 17 at 3:00 p.m.)

Mike Barnett is a virtuoso fiddler with a sound that straddles traditional and contemporary bluegrass, jazz, and folk.

Nacogdoches Miller

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) is pleased to recognize Nacogdoches Miller as the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Student Award.

Selected by MSPR staff, the annual award demonstrates leadership, initiative, personal development, and an overall commitment to MSPR above the level of his/her peers.

Daria Denysenko

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) is pleased to recognize Daria Denysenko as the recipient of the 2021 Community Advisory Board Student Leadership Award.

Selected by MSPR’s Community Advisory Board, the annual award demonstrates personal achievements, leadership, volunteerism, and involvement on the campus and in the community.

WMKY Feature: Lakeside Explores Agriculture Program

Apr 14, 2021

Lakeside Christian Academy is working to build a new agriculture program on its Morehead campus. WMKY’s Carrie Stambaugh has the story.


April 14, 2021 -- The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been described as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women.


Moth Stories

Apr 13, 2021
The Moth

A Time For Tales

Program #432 (April 18 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Moth Stories”

Program performers:

Enrique Garcia Naranjo

Maxie Jones

Darrell Scott

Gabby Shea

Bruce Teiller

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

WMKY Feature: Morehead State honors program

Apr 13, 2021
Morehead State University

The Morehead State honors program has decided on its new freshman class for the fall 2021 semester. WMKY's Daria Denysenko has the story...


April 13, 2021 -- Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, was an American train and bank robber and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the Old West.


Morehead State University

Morehead State University continues to soar this spring with multiple recognitions and rankings of academic programs and athletic achievements in and out of the classroom. 

The accounting program was ranked fifth in the nation and the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program was named the nation's best associate program and the second-best program overall by Intelligent.com.

MSU’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics received Cognia STEM Certification, the first program in Kentucky to receive this recognition.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State's Ryley Preece had a week to remember, and his prolific offensive output at Austin Peay has earned him the latest Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week honor.

A native of Paintsville, Ky., and a Johnson Central High School alum, Preece helped Morehead State win a series at Austin Peay for the first time since 2015 and move into first place early here in the OVC race.

MSU Athletics

Tray Hollowell, a native of Hopkinsville, Ky., and a four-year standout at perennial Southern Conference power Wofford, has chosen Morehead State for his final season of eligibility. Hollowell will graduate transfer and be ready to play for the Eagles in 2021-22.

Hollowell helped Wofford to a pair of postseason appearances in his four years, including winning a game in the NCAA Tournament and going 30-5 in 2018-19.

MSU Athletics

A day after intercepting two passes to help Morehead State football win its PFL game 28-24 over Valparaiso, junior cornerback Brandon Barbee has been tabbed as the league's co-Defensive Player of the Week.

An Orlando, Fla., native Barbee put MSU on top by two scores with 2:54 left in the first quarter when he picked off a pass at the Valpo 47-yard line ad weaved his way through all 11 Valpo players to the end zone for the Eagles' second "pick six" in as many games.

WMKY Feature: Canoeing and Kayaking in Kentucky

Apr 12, 2021

Kentucky boasts more miles of running water than every other state in the country except for Alaska. The abundance of rivers, lakes and streams has long made the state a great place for paddle sports including canoeing and kayaking. WMKY’s Carrie Stambaugh has more.

Rowan County Judge-Executive Harry Clark facebook page

Some residents in Rowan County are believed to be the victims of a form of criminal harassment called “Swatting.” 

Swatting is falsely reporting an emergency to public safety for the intent of getting a S.W.A.T. team response to a location where no emergency exists.


April 12, 2021 -- Madame Bovary, originally published as Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners, is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, published in 1856. The eponymous character lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.

WMKY Feature: KY Life Expectancy

Apr 12, 2021

Life expectancy in some rural Kentucky counties is nearly 10 years shorter than the U.S. average - a fact that is impacting higher education. WMKY’s Rachel Turner has more.

Justice 4 North Fork Facebook page

Organizers are preparing to hold a rally prior to Morehead's regular monthly City Council meeting this evening.

Comic Book Realm

  • Adventures of Dick Cole (Boxing Match)
  • Incredible, But True (Valley of Doom)
  • Freddy Nagel & His Orchestra (1947)


Members of the Morehead State University community are working to change campus culture by instituting a program that treats stakeholders as allies.  WMKY’s Leeann Akers has the story. 

MSU Athletics

Kilani Harvey is a freshman sprinter from Orlando, Fla., on the women's track and field team. Although she is a transfer from Highland Community College (Kan.), the NCAA granted all student-athletes an extra year of eligibility, so she isn't a rookie.

Brooke Halsey, Morehead State University

Student teachers from Morehead State's Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education are going the extra mile to help their communities recover from recent flooding.  

Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Volgenau College of Education, said students have been working hard this semester to teach in virtual and in-person classrooms simultaneously. Many have also been donating their time to provide help to their communities in the wake of flooding in the region.  

Morehead State University

A tree-planting ceremony was held Monday afternoon, April 5, to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. George M. "Mac" Luckey Jr., MSU professor emeritus and former director and namesake of the academic honors program.  

Feature: Light Pollution Research Grant

Apr 8, 2021

Two Morehead State University physics professors received grants for light pollution research. WMKY’s Rachel Turner has more…