Radio Rotary Day Ads on Sale

Oct 5, 2021
Betty Cutts

The Morehead Rotary Club is selling ads for Rotary Radio Day.

On October 22nd, WIVY in Morehead will be donating advertising revenue to the club.

Ads are $15 dollars for a thirty second spot, and the deadline to buy is October the 18th.

Member Betty Cutts says Radio Day is important because it not only funds rotary projects, but is used for greater causes.

MSU Star Theatre Reopens to Public

Oct 5, 2021
Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Space Science Center’s Star Theater will begin regularly scheduled public shows this weekend.

On the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, a planetarium program feature and night sky presentation will be given at 11 am for families and 1 pm for the general audience, with a laser show at 8 pm.

Star Theater Director Dr. Pamela Clark says social distancing and masking will be required while inside the theater. 

Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) announced last week it is offering free tuition to new students for the Spring '22 semester.  

The Spring Free Tuition Program provides funding to cover any new student tuition costs after any and all other financial aid has been awarded.

Barb Campbell is the Chief Business Affairs Officer for the college. She says credential-seeking students who qualify for Kentucky in-state tuition can apply.


Big Band Boulevard

Program #34 (October 10th, 2021 at 8 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, and a live recording with Glenn Miller and his Orchestra from April 18th, 1939 from the Meadowbrook Ballroom.

MSU Athletics

After leading Morehead State volleyball to pair of OVC wins over Murray State this past weekend, sophomore setter Bridget Bessler has again been named the league's Setter of the Week.

For Bessler, it marked her second weekly honor this fall and the ninth of her career.

Bessler averaged 11.6 assists per set in the two wins and had her third consecutive double-double (47 assists, 11 digs) in Friday's three-set victory. She also had 46 assists and seven digs in Saturday's five-set triumph. Bessler helped the Eagle offense generate a .273 attack percentage against the Racers.

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music

Sounds of Our Heritage: Program #12 (Weekend of October 2, 2021) 

A weekly feature of traditional music presented by faculty and students from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University.


  • A Case For Dr. Morelle (Sleepwalker)
  • Hollywood Is On The Air – One In A Million (1936)  

Morehead State University

Morehead State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program is accepting applicants for the spring 2022 semester through Friday, Oct. 15.  

According to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, 98% of MSU nursing students passed their licensing exam in 2020, and the program has boasted a 100% job placement rate for the last decade.  

Morehead State University

Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal, is now accepting submissions in three categories for its 2022 edition.  

Competitions are being held for best cover design and visual art and writing for the interior of the publication.

The deadline to submit work is Jan. 21, 2022. 

Morehead State University

The Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) at Morehead State University will host a new exhibit, "Cancer in Appalachia: Viewing the Cancer Crisis in Appalachia Through the Camera Lens and the Eyes of Our Youth."

The exhibition begins Friday, Oct. 1, and runs through Friday, Nov. 19. 

The exhibition features photography by University of Kentucky (UK) students in the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program.

MSU Athletics

Sophomore forward Kate Larbes was taken down in the box on a play in the 81st minute and promptly buried a penalty kick to lead the Morehead State soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Tennessee Tech in a Thursday night home match.

The Eagles, who improved to 3-5-3 and 1-0-1 in the OVC, matched their best conference start since 2014. TTU slipped to 1-5-1 and 0-2 in the league.

MSU Athletics

Going into the final round down by ten strokes, Morehead State women's golf rallied behind a collection of top-15 finishers to win the Briar Ridge Invitational in Schereville, Ind.

The Eagles improved in every single round of the 54-hole tournament, despite the second round being suspended due to darkness on Sunday night (Sept. 26), carding a 317-307-303 – 927.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR), 90.3 FM, WMKY, is currently undergoing upgrades to replace outdated equipment that will allow it to continue preparing students for broadcasting careers.  

The station, located in Breckinridge Hall on the MSU campus, is replacing two audio boards in its master control and production studios. The units are nearly twenty years old, about five years passed due to be replaced, according to MSPR General Manager Paul Hitchcock.

Jackie Ryan

Oct 1, 2021
Jackie Ryan, Art Pazornik

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #337 (October 3 at 8:00pm)

Vocalist Jackie Ryan has recorded and/or performed with Toots Thielemans, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Ernie Watts, Harry Allen, Scott Hamilton, John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, Amina Figarova, Mike Wofford, Jon Mayer, Larry Vuckovich, Barry Harris, Bill Cunliffe, Shelly Berg, Benny Green, Jeff Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Emil Richards, and Jon Hendricks.

Ana Egge

Oct 1, 2021
Ana Egge, Jack Hirschorn

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #263 (October 1 at 8:00pm and October 2 at 3:00pm)

Ana Egge was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, and grew up in the small northwest North Dakota town of Ambrose, where her father farmed wheat.

The Egges, described by Ana as latter-day hippies, traveling back and forth between North Dakota and New Mexico in a '69 Dodge van through much of Ana's youth until they settled in Silver City, New Mexico, to open an alternative school when Ana was 12.

A local non-profit domestic violence shelter will open up their next fundraiser soon.

Doves of Gateway has served the area for over 30 years now.  The organization is holding their online auction next week as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Money raised will help the shelter continue to provide services including case management, financial planning and parenting classes.

Kelli Petronella is the shelter’s Executive Director.  She says there will be a lot to choose from once bidding begins.

WMKY Feature: Morehead Chalk Art Festival

Sep 30, 2021
Morehead Rotary

Morehead's Rotary Club will hold a celebration of public art this weekend. WMKY's Sarah Meade has more...


September 30, 2021 -- Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.


WMKY Feature: The Moonlight Schools

Sep 30, 2021

An author has written a novel featuring a historic figure from Rowan County. WMKY's Hallie Adams has more...

Singers sought for Community Choir Performance

Sep 29, 2021
Music on Market

Community and Morehead State University singers will begin rehearsals for their production of Handel’s Messiah this evening.

The oratorio is usually performed by Morehead singers every other year, and since last year’s performance was disrupted by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the directors thought the community had waited long enough to begin singing together again.


September 29, 2021 -- Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor. Her work is of interest to social historians as well as readers of literature.


Morehead State University

Morehead State's Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble presents its annual fall concert, Octubafest, Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Entertainment District at the corner of Main Street and Battson-Oates Drive.   

The event will be dedicated to the Late Dr. Earle Louder, who founded the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble at MSU. Dr. Stacy Baker, MSU professor of music and director of the ensemble, said she is pleased to continue Louder's tradition of having a fall concert.  

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music

Sounds of Our Heritage: Program #11 (Weekend of September 25, 2021) 

A weekly feature of traditional music presented by faculty and students from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University.

Morehead State University

An art exhibit featuring the works of black artists from across the country will open this week in Morehead. WMKY's Leeann Akers has the story...


September 28, 2021 -- Alfred Gerald Caplin, better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and drawing until 1977. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats and Long Sam.



Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662 (Alligator)

Altered Five Blues Band – Holler If You Hear Me (Blind Pig)

Johnny Tucker w/Kid Ramos & All-Stars – 75 And Alive (Blue Heart)

Eddie 9V – Little Black Flies (Ruf)

Chris Cain – Raisin’ Cain (Alligator)

GA-20 – Try It…You Might Like It! (Karma Chief)

Mike Zito – Resurrection (Gulf Coast)

MSU Athletics

For Volleyball graduate student Olivia Lohmeier, 13 is a lucky number. Lohmeier has been named Ohio Valley Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week, the 13th time in her career winning the weekly honor.

Despite a pair of setbacks at Austin Peay, Lohmeier still averaged 4.5 kills per set and added three blocks and 10 digs on the weekend. In Friday's five-setter, she piled up 25 kills on a career-high 76 swings. She returned Saturday to knock in 16 more kills with two blocks.

MSU Athletics

For the second straight game, 110 minutes could not separate the Eagles from their opponents, as Morehead State and Eastern Illinois opened the OVC season with a 1-1 draw.

The draw moves the Eagles to 2-5-3 on the season and 0-0-1 in league play, but does give Morehead State their best start in OVC play since 2014.


Sep 27, 2021
Regi Carpenter

A Time For Tales

Program #442 (October 3 at 3:00pm)


Program performers:

Roy Book Binder

Spencer Bohren

Regi Carpenter

Bil Lepp

WMKY Feature: MSU Educational Talent Search Program

Sep 27, 2021
Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Educational Talent Search programs have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to continue their mission through 2026. WMKY's Rachel Turner has more...