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MSPR Announces New Programming

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY 90.3FM) has announced the addition of several new weekend programs. The new shows and program changes will begin the weekend of June 7.

Changes in news programming include:

National Public Radio’s “Weekend All Things Considered” will air at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “Weekend Edition” will expand to two hours on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.

“Comment on Kentucky” and “Connections with Renee Shaw” will air Sundays at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Both programs are produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

Current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region is the focus of “Shaping Appalachia” is hosted by MSU President Wayne D.  Andrews. The program can be heard on the last Friday of each month at 9:04 a.m. and 4:04 p.m.

Changes in entertainment programming include:

Public Radio International’s Michael Feldman’s “Whad ‘Ya Know,” the national comedy quiz show will air on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.

NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” with Peter Sagal will move to Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

“Health Matters” with Dr. Tony Weaver and Rick Phillips will move to 10 a.m. on Saturday. A repeat broadcast of the program will be available Sunday at 6 a.m.

“A Time for Tales” hosted by Carolyn Franzini can be heard Sundays at 3 p.m.

PRI’s “This American Life” with Ira Glass will move to Sunday at 4 p.m.

“Between The Covers,” a community-based discussion program focusing on a new book every season is hosted by Jennifer Reis and Susan Thomas. The program will air quarterly.

“Now And Again” with Steve Young will air quarterly on the fifth Friday at 7 p.m.

Changes in music programming include:

“Bluegrass Railroad” with Tony Pence and Bob Christian can be heard from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. “Bluegrass Sunday” with Michelle Wallace also will move to a noon to 3 p.m.

On Saturday afternoons, “The Folk Sampler” with Mike Flynn will move to 3 p.m.

NPR’s “Thistle & Shamrock” with Fiona Ritchie can be heard at 4 p.m.

“Sunday Night Jazz Showcase” with Paul Hitchcock airs Sundays at 11 p.m.

"Sounds of Our Heritage" -- Music, interviews and archives from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music with Jesse Wells will be heard on the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m.

“Sin Fronteras” with Maria Arroyo will explore the history and culture of the Latin American community through stories and music on the third Friday of each month at 7 p.m.

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.