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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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Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Incredible, But True (Death Makes A Landing)
  • Strange Wills (The Mad Concerto)
  • Bill Stern’s Sports Newsreel (Gene Autry)  

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November 5, 2020 -- A Way with Words

  • cut the mustard
  • raise a toast
  • gone to pot

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November 4, 2020 -- Arthur William Matthew Carney was an Oscar-winning American actor in film, stage, television and radio. He is best known for playing Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners, and for his surprising Academy Award for Best Actor win for his role in Paul Mazursky's Harry and Tonto (1974).

November 3, 2020 -- In the United States, Election Day is the annual day set by law for the general elections of federal public officials. It is statutorily set by the Federal Government as "the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November" equaling the Tuesday occurring within November 2 to November 8.

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November 2, 2020 -- George Washington was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence.

Henrico Citizen

On this special edition of The Golden Age of Radio, a presentation of Mercury Theater on the Air’s original radio production of “The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells. Starring Orson Welles, the Mercury Theatre on the Air was an hour-long dramatic radio series which began in the summer of 1938 on the CBS Radio Network.  On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of mysterious creatures and terrifying war machines moving toward New York City.  

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October 29, 2020 -- A Way with Words

  • knuckle down
  • buckle down
  • above board
  • wild goose chase

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October 28, 2020 -- William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

Everlasting Star

  • Alan Young Show (Alan Buys A Water Heater)
  • Backstage Wife (Larry Plans To Go On A Picnic)
  • Friendly Five Footnotes

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October 27, 2020 -- You Bet Your Life is an American comedy quiz series that aired on both radio and television. The original and best-known version was hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers, with announcer and assistant George Fenneman.

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October 26, 2020 -- Pat Sajak is an American television personality, former weatherman, and talk-show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune. For his work on Wheel, Sajak has received 19 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning three times.

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October 22, 2020 -- A Way with Words

  • as bold as brass
  • The real McCoy
  • Name is mud

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October 21, 2020 -- John Thomas Scopes was a teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, who was charged on May 5, 1925, with violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee schools. He was tried in a case known as the Scopes Trial, in which he was found guilty and fined $100.

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October 20, 2020 -- James Francis Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. 

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October 15, 2020 -- A Way with Words: Seafaring Phrases

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October 14, 2020 -- The Battle of Old Byland (also known as the Battle of Byland Moor and Battle of Byland Abbey) was a significant encounter between Scots and English troops in Yorkshire on October 14, 1322, forming part of the Wars of Scottish Independence. 

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October 13, 2020 -- Margaret Thatcher (born October 13, 1925, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England—died April 8, 2013, London), British Conservative Party politician and prime minister (1979–90), Europe’s first woman prime minister.

Lexington Chamber Orchestra

WMKY will share a series of concerts featuring the Lexington Chamber Orchestra and 91.3 FM, WUKY.

Fridays at 10 AM beginning September 18th. 

Due to the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, the Lexington Chamber Orchestra will not be offering any live performances for audiences in Central Kentucky for the time being. However, WMKY will re-broadcast several fan-favorite performances to bring concerts right into your home—complete with musical commentary from Maestro Jan Pellant, who is an MFA candidate at the University of Kentucky. Audio provided by 91.3 FM, WUKY.

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NPR is planning live coverage of the four presidential and vice presidential debates this fall.

Wednesday, October 7

Vice Presidential Debate - The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Host: Ari Shapiro

Thursday, October 15

Second Presidential Debate - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)

Host: Ailsa Chang

Thursday, October 22

Third Presidential Debate - Belmont University (Nashville, TN)

Host: Ari Shapiro

SCV History in Pictures

  • Obsession (Tailored For Murder)
  • Behind The Scenes in Hollywood (Creating Breastplates for The Robe)
  • Daredevils of Hollywood (Ione Reed) 

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October 1, 2020 -- A Way with Words: "every Tom, Dick, and Harry"

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September 30, 2020 -- John Billington was an Englishman who travelled to the New World on the Mayflower and was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Billington's place in history was truly cemented in 1630 when he shot and killed a fellow colonist - a deed which would make him forever known as America's first murderer.

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September 29, 2020 -- Make Room For Daddy was a sitcom starring Danny Thomas as successful comedian and nightclub entertainer Danny Williams. The series centered on Williams’ always being constantly busy with work and away from his family, leaving his wife Margaret (Jean Hagen) often raising their children Rusty (Rusty Hamer) and Terry (Sherry Jackson) alone.

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September 28, 2020 -- Ed Sullivan was a journalist, producer and TV host known for his successful variety program 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'

Old-Time Radio Downloads

  • The Clock (A Helping Hand)
  • Calling All Detectives (Jerry Framed For Murder)
  • Right To Happiness  

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September 24, 2020 -- As a poet, author, and lecturer, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a household name in the nineteenth century. Not only was she the first African American woman to publish a short story, but she was also an influential abolitionist, suffragist, and reformer that co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.

(www.womenshistory.org)

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September 23, 2020 -- Victoria Claflin Woodhull was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement who ran for President of the United States in the 1872 election.

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September 22, 2020 -- Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, (born Sept. 22, 1880, Manchester, Eng.—died Feb. 13, 1958, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.), suffragist leader credited with organizing the tactics of the militant British suffrage movement.

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September 21, 2020 -- Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books.

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