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WMKY to add 'Modern Notebook' and 'International Americana Music Show'


Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3 FM) has announced 'Modern Notebook' and 'International Americana Music Show' in addition to the return of 'Bluegrass Diversion'. These changes will begin the weekend of November 17.

Modern Notebook (Fridays @ 9:00 am)

Each week, Tyler Kline journeys into new territory and demystifies the music of living composers on Modern Notebook. Listen for a wide variety of exciting music that engages and inspires, along with the stories behind each piece and the latest releases from today’s contemporary classical artists. Discover what’s in store on Modern Notebook.

Tyler Kline is a Morehead State University graduate and MSPR alum.

International Americana Music Show (Sundays @ 2:00 pm)

The International Americana Music Show features a selection of the best Americana music made solely by non-American artists. Many of the artists featured on the show are being heard on American radio for the first time. Michael Park presents each engaging and informative hour-long show and chats with some of the artists about their influences and their love for Americana music.

John Ryster
Credit: John Flavell
John Ryster

Bluegrass Diversion (Saturdays @ 10:00 AM)

“Bluegrass Diversion” on Morehead State Public Radio is WMKY’s weekly showcase of bluegrass music, with a spotlight on music news, concerts and festivals, interviews, in-studio guests, and listener requests.

First launched in 1984, Lisa Lally was the creator and host of the original “Bluegrass Diversion” program, followed by John Skaggs, and the late Sandy Knipp, who hosted the program for 20 years.

The new host of “Bluegrass Diversion” is John Ryster, a multi-instrumentalist, luthier, teacher, and music historian. Ryster came to Morehead State University in 2008 for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music program and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

“Bluegrass Diversion” can be heard on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WMKY serves more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky from the campus of Morehead State University. Listeners can enjoy WMKY at 90.3FM, online (www.wmky.org), by phone app, or smart speaker (“Play WMKY”).