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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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February 25, 2019 -- Enrico Caruso was an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic.

Jazziz

  • Jubilee (Louis Armstrong, Theresa Harris)
  • Baby Snooks (House Breaking)
  • Romance of Helen Trent (Helen Walks Into a Trap)

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February 22, 2019 -- Sheldon Leonard Bershad was an American film and television actor, producer, director, and writer.

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February 21, 2019 -- Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the civil rights movement. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

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February 20, 2019 -- Russel Crouse was an American playwright and librettist, best known for his work in the Broadway writing partnership of Lindsay and Crouse.

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February 19, 2019 -- Carson McCullers was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the U.S. South. Her other novels have similar themes and most are set in the deep South.

Old Time Radio Researchers Group

  • Police Woman (Case of the Scheming Bridegroom)
  • Aladdin Lamp
  • The Whistler (Death Has A Thirst)

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Big Band Boulevard

Program #10 (February 17, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Artie Shaw. Also selections from Duke Ellington, Harry James, and Jimmie Lunceford.

Artie Shaw was known for his role as a 1930's and 1940's jazz bandleader and clarinetist, known as the "King of the Clarinet". Shaw was one of the first bandleaders to integrate, hiring Billie Holiday as his vocalist. Although Shaw was notorious for his dislike of his fans, he continued to produce hits rivaling his main competitor, Benny Goodman.

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President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

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February 13, 2019 -- Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres

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February 12, 2019 -- Ronald Frederick Delderfield was an English novelist and dramatist, some of whose works have been adapted for television and film.

February 11, 2019 -- Redundancy

Radio Spirits

  • Romance of the Ranchos (Rancho San Jose)
  • The American Trail (Louis and Clark Expedition)
  • 1945 Kentucky Derby  

Poetry Foundation

Friday, February 8, 2019 -- Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976.

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February 7, 2019 -- Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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Gov. Matt Bevin will deliver his State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate on Thursday, Feb. 7. KET will present live coverage of the address on air and online at KET.org/live, beginning at 7/6 pm.

Discogs

February 6, 2019 -- Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft was an American voice actor and bass singer known as the booming voice behind Kellogg's Frosted Flakes animated spokesman Tony the Tiger for more than five decades. 

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February 5, 2019 -- Dwight Lyman Moody, also known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with the Holiness Movement, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, Moody Bible Institute and Moody Publishers.

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February 4, 2019 -- MacKinlay Kantor, born Benjamin McKinlay Kantor, was an American journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He wrote more than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his 1955 novel, Andersonville.

MLB

  • Adventures in Research (Fight Against Fire)
  • 1942 All-Star Baseball Game
  • Crime Classics (Checkered Life & Sudden Death of James Fisk)  

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February 1, 2019 -- Victor August Herbert was an English- and German-raised American composer, cellist and conductor. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. 

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Big Band Boulevard

Program #09 (February 3, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes featuring the Town Hall Concert with Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra. (December 6, 1947) 

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January 31, 2018 -- Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit. Originating some of the 20th century theater's preeminent roles in comedy and melodrama, she gained acclaim as an actress on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Pilot

January 30, 2019 -- Frank Gelett Burgess was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s. He is best known as a writer of nonsense verse, such as "The Purple Cow", and for introducing French modern art to the United States in an essay titled The Wild Men of Paris. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he coined the term blurb.

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Morehead State Public Radio will offer a variety of programming to celebrate Black History Month in February.

Among the specials are:

Separate: Black Health in America
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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