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Memorial Day Weekend Specials (May 24-27, 2024)


In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend 2024, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Odd Numbers
Friday, May 24th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 25th @ 3:00pm

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Dickey Betts: Hearing That Highway Call

Join Doug Chatham for a collection of odd songs for the summer! Featuring "I'm on Vacation" by Rhett and Link, "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and many more!

Dickey Betts: Hearing That Highway Call
Saturday, May 25th @ 8:00pm

The importance of guitarist, songwriter, and singer Dickey Betts to the Allman Brothers Band is assessed in the wake of his passing April 18, 2024 at the age of 80. Betts was a co-founding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, The Allman Brothers Band in 1969 and was an active member of the group for 30 years during its most productive era. This special highlights some of Betts many significant recordings with the Allman Brothers plus some of his solo work. Paul Ingles hosts and also interviews David Spero, Dickey Betts' manager for the last two decades of his performing career.

Carolyn Franzini
Carolyn Franzini

A Time For Tales
Sunday, May 26th @ 3:00pm

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Join host Carolyn Franzini in celebrating program #500 with stories about "Days Gone By." Featured storytellers include Sheila Kay Adams, Donald Davis, Joe Herrington, Syd Lieberman, and Jackie Torrence. Carolyn Franzini will also read a story entitled "The Flood of '39."

Wind & Rhythm: Memories of Heroes
Sunday, May 26th @ 8:00pm
Monday, May 27th @ 10:00am and 2:00pm

Many Americans celebrate their Memorial Day holiday by relaxing, spending time with family, catching up on projects, grilling out or going to the park. But some families, those with fallen military members, celebrate differently. They recognize the permanent loss of those who didn’t come home, of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, of those whom Memorial Day is designated to honor. The Heroes.

Morning Will Come
Monday, May 27th @ 9:00am and 1:00pm

In this Music & the Spoken Word Memorial Day Special, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform: “Called to Serve”, “A Flower Remembered”, “A Tribute to the Armed Services”, and more.

A Salute In Song For Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th @ 11:00am

An objective, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual creation of Memorial Day.

Highlighted by music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It documents our country’s strife over our entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledges the hardships of combat, and honors our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate.

You’ll witness moments of entertainment and nostalgia with the U.S. Air Force Band, The Navy Band and Country Current, the BBC Orchestra & Royal Air Force Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Mitch Miller; Steppenwolf; Joan Baez; Jefferson Airplane; plus music from top Broadway shows such as The King & I, Bloomer Girls, Hair, Phantom of the Opera, and  songs from talented unknowns.

You'll hear the heartfelt remembrances of Army and Air Force veterans, including Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, and the voices of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama.