Tag Archives: WEKU

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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We who listen know: Public radio is cool

I know what some people think of the news that a performance of a public radio show, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me, has nearly sold out the 2,100-seat Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts. Really? There are 2,100 … Continue reading

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Cultural leaders rally supporters against cuts

The last decade, there was a piece of spam that would pop up in my email box every few months from various friends warning about proposed cuts to cultural funding – i.e., the National Endowment for the Arts, the National … Continue reading

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Discuss: Is ballet over?

During my post-WEG vacation last week, much of which was spent on various home improvement projects, I fell in love with Q, a CBC Radio culture show that airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WEKU-FM 88.9. Each show, host Jian … Continue reading

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Red Barn Radio live on-the-air

Red Barn Radio will present its first ever live broadcast at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 on WEKU-FM (88.9 FM). Wednesdays are the nights Red Barn usually records its shows for later broadcast at ArtsPlace in downtown Lexington. Oct. 6 will … Continue reading

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Red Barn Radio an on-air home for Bluegrass

There is no actual Red Barn, just like there’s no Grand Ole Opry. “You create the vision in your mind,” says Ed Commons, producer and director of Red Barn Radio, the Bluegrass radio showcase heard each week at 9 p.m. … Continue reading

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Basics were the subtext of WEKU series

I teamed up with the news reporters at WEKU-88.9 FM last week for a four-part radio series, “Building Arts ­Communities.” The series looked at ­recruiting ­talent, establishing arts ­districts, our theater infra­structure and the success of Louisville’s cultural scene. It … Continue reading

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@WEKU: 2009 arts in review

Charles Compton and I had our last Friday morning arts chat of the year on WEKU-FM 88.9 this morning, touching on some of the bigger stories of the year including Scott Terrell’s appointment as the Lexington Philharmonic’s new music director … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 3 – Venues

The third part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with me looking at Lexington and Central Kentucky’s arts venues. I visited Danville, Richmond and talked to several officials … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 2 – Arts Districts

The second part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with WEKU’s Stu Johnson looking at developing arts districts. Stu visited the Limestone Street area of Lexington as well … Continue reading

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