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Jian’s gone, but the show must go on

Fans of intelligent cultural coverage, particularly those who tuned in that sort of stuff on the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Q, had to be disappointed by yesterday’s news that the show’s host, Jian Ghomeshi, was fired following very serious sexual allegations by a … Continue reading

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Thomas Rhett and Dustin Lynch join the sold-out Red, White & Boom lineup

When it comes to Red, White & Boom, WBUL’s Fourth of July weekend throwdown at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, fans have known whether they are going or not for weeks.  But it wasn’t until Monday morning they found out all the … Continue reading

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Listening to … Jamie Lynn Spears, ‘The Journey’

This year’s Red, White & Boom has a big name among teen TV fans in Lucy Hale, better known — for now — as Aria on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars than for her debut country album, Road Between, which came out earlier this … Continue reading

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Two days of Red, White and Boom

WBUL‘s Red, White, & Boom event at Whitaker Bank Ballpark expands to two days this year, which was always the plan. “Several years ago, when we started Red, White, & Boom, we had a vision of bringing a country music festival to Lexington,” … Continue reading

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Lexington student violinist on national radio show

Skye Park, a 12-year-old violinist and student at The Lexington School, will be featured this week on NPR’s student music showcase From the Top. The program, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Reilly and featuring young musicians from around the country, does … Continue reading

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WUKY will broadcast KY Writers Hall of Fame

WUKY-FM will broadcast the 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event took place Jan. 23 at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. The inductees that night included Thomas Merton, Thomas D. Clark, Etheridge Knight, and … Continue reading

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You don’t need to diss Kentucky to praise Louisville

So, late last week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that NPR’s World Cafe was devoting some time to a “sense of place” focus on Louisville. The River City is happening, on many levels. Downtown is in full revival, with great … Continue reading

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Farewell to WEKU’s Charles Compton

Listeners to NPR’s Morning Edition often joke that they have to have a box of tissues ready Friday mornings for the often moving Story Corps segments, which present real-life conversations between people who agreed to have their chats recorded and archived in … Continue reading

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Here’s how you could co-host ‘WoodSongs’

The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour has launched a Kickstarter campaign to upgrade its TV production to high-definition. The premiums for donating to the campaign include co-hosting the show. To get that reward, donors must pledge $8,500, or well over half … Continue reading

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Debra Hensley leading low-power radio effort

Lexington businesswoman Debra Hensley, well-known for her “social stimulus” initiatives highlighting  interesting and often unknown aspects of Lexington, is now leading an effort to bring that same spirit to local airwaves. “We want something really locally relevant, with community engagement … Continue reading

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