Greg Jenkins

Operations Director

Greg Jenkins has been the Operations Director at MSPR since 1999. Greg is a 1996 graduate of Morehead State University with a BME in Music Education and received a Masters of Science in Industrial Technology in 2008. Greg oversees training, scheduling, and evaluation of the student board operator staff, preparation of the daily traffic logs and serves as weekday classical music host. He is also the webmaster of the MSPR website and maintains MSPR's webstreaming and podcasting.

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November 7, 2019 -- Leon Trotsky's revolutionary activity as a young man spurred his first of several ordered exiles to Siberia. He waged Russia's 1917 revolution alongside Vladimir Lenin. As commissar of war in the new Soviet government, he helped defeat forces opposed to Bolshevik control. As the Soviet government developed, he engaged in a power struggle against Joseph Stalin, which he lost, leading to his exile again and, eventually, his murder.


November 6, 2019 -- Thomas Kyd was an English playwright, the author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the most important figures in the development of Elizabethan drama.


Join MSPR this evening at 7:00 for live coverage of Kentucky returns. Audio provided by KET - Kentucky Educational Television and hosted by Renee Shaw.



November 5, 2019 -- Charles Gordon MacArthur was an American playwright, screenwriter and 1935 winner of the Academy Award for Best Story.


How big is the Solar System? You can figure out the absolute size and scale using simple high school geometry. On the morning of Monday, November 11, 2019, tiny planet Mercury will cross the solar disk. Our predecessors figured out that by using the timing of the "transit of Mercury" you can deduce the Earth-Sun distance, and in turn, just how big our Solar System is. #OurIslandUniverse


November 4, 2019 -- Ian Wolfe was an American character actor with around 400 film and television roles. Until 1934, he worked in the theatre. That year, he also turned to film and later television, as a character actor. His career lasted seven decades and included many classics; his last screen credit was in 1990.


November 1, 2019 -- Sholem Asch was a Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language who settled in the United States. 


October 31, 2019 -- Franz Müller, was a German tailor who was hanged for the murder of Thomas Briggs, the first killing on a British train. The case caught the imagination of the public due to increasing safety fears about rail travel at the time, and the pursuit of Müller across the Atlantic Ocean to New York by Scotland Yard.


October 30, 2019 -- André Marie Chénier was a French poet of Greek and Franco-Levantine origin, associated with the events of the French Revolution of which he was a victim. His sensual, emotive poetry marks him as one of the precursors of the Romantic movement. 


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October 29, 2019 -- Harriet Powers was an African-American slave, folk artist, and quilt maker from rural Georgia. She used traditional appliqué techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events on her quilts. Only two of her quilts are known to have survived: Bible Quilt 1886 and Pictorial Quilt 1898.

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October 28, 2019 -- Eileen Shanahan was an Irish poet. Her best-known poem, The Three Children, has been republished five times since its original publication in The Atlantic Monthly in 1929, and was included in the Oxford Book of Irish Verse.


October 31 is known as Halloween in much of the western world. Its roots, however, lie in astronomy. What is the connection between Halloween and the stars? #OurIslandUniverse


Big Band Boulevard

Program #24 (October 27, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured drummer and bandleader Chick Webb. Also selections from Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet, and Randy Brooks.

Chick Webb (born February 10, 1905, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died June 16, 1939, Baltimore), American jazz drummer who led one of the dominant big bands of the swing era. Its swing, precision, and popularity made it the standard of excellence to which other big bands aspired.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is being remembered by family, friends and colleagues in a church in Baltimore. Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are among those honoring the House Oversight Committee chairman and civil rights advocate who died on Oct. 17. Watch the funeral service live.

Country Music Hall of Fame

October 25, 2019 -- Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, known professionally as her stage character Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991.


Join Morehead State Public Radio on Halloween night at 7:00 for 'Twisted Tales of Poe' by Philip Grecian. Based upon the stories of Edgar Allen Poe, an evening of mystery and the macabre. Published by Dramatic Publishing and performed by the Rowan County Senior High School Thespians under the direction of Kayla Stafford-Elam.


October 24, 2019 -- F. Murray Abraham is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama film Amadeus. Abraham also won a Golden Globe and received a BAFTA Award nomination for the role.


October 23, 2019 -- Pierre Athanase Larousse was a French grammarian, lexicographer and encyclopaedist. He published many of the outstanding educational and reference works of 19th-century France, including the 15 volume Grand dictionnaire universel du XIXe siècle.



October 22, 2019 -- Swedish physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a chronic, relapsing disease.

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October 21, 2019 -- George Junius Stinney, Jr., was an African American youth convicted, at age 14, of murdering two white girls, ages 7 and 11, in his hometown of Alcolu, South Carolina. He was executed by electric chair in June of that year.


A year is how long it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun. A day is how long it takes the Earth to spin once on its axis. Why are there 7 days in a week?! #OurIslandUniverse


October 18, 2019 -- Considered by many as the "father of rock 'n' roll," Chuck Berry had early exposure to music at school and church. As a teen, he was sent to prison for three years for armed robbery. He began producing hits in the 1950s, including 1958's "Johnny B. Goode," and had his first No. 1 hit in 1972 with "My Ding-a-Ling." With his clever lyrics and distinctive sounds, Berry became one of the most influential figures in the history of rock music.



October 17, 2019 -- Pope John Paul I was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 to his death 33 days later. He was the first pope to have been born in the 20th century. 


October 16, 2019 -- Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence. He was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922.


October 15, 2019 -- John Lawrence Sullivan, also known as the "Boston Strong Boy", was an Irish-American boxer recognized as the first lineal heavyweight champion of gloved boxing, holding the title from February 7, 1882, to 1892

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October 15 -- Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.