Jonese Franklin is the new news director for WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University.
Since 2011, Franklin has served as operations manager and local All Things Considered host for the station. The Versailles native has 11 years of experience in public radio.
Radio Eye and Eastern Kentucky University have joined forces to make it possible for approximately 17,000 blind and visually impaired people in southeastern Kentucky to receive reading services.
Radio Eye will utilize WEKU transmitters in Hazard, Corbin and Pineville to reach users in southeastern Kentucky. WEKU is the public radio service based at EKU.
Tom Martin, well known for his reports on the central Kentucky business scene, can now be heard on WEKU-FM.
Martin’s “Focus on Business” report will air Mondays at 7:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and will be repeated on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered.
Eastern Kentucky University students are invited to participate in a pilot project sponsored by WEKU, the University’s Department of Communication and the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI).
When a radio station changes its format, it is often accompanied by controversy and disappointed long-time listeners.
It didn’t take long, however, for WEKU-FM to return to its perch as a favorite listening destination for central and southeastern Kentuckians.
The news director of WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, was recently elected as an at-large representative to the Board of Directors of Public Radio News Directors Inc.
A series of technology-related racing stories produced at WEKU-FM is getting widespread airplay nationwide.
WEKU News Director Charles Compton worked with the Innovation Trail network of stations in upstate New York to put the series together and to help edit and produce the freelance reporters’ features.
Ron Smith, long-time reporter/producer with WEKU-FM at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a national award for excellence in religion reporting from the Religion Newswriters Association.
Smith received a second-place award for radio and podcast reporting for a segment on young Muslims’ efforts to improve Americans’ perception of Islam.
The news director of WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Public Radio News Directors Inc.
Charles Compton, who has served as news director at WEKU since 2005, will fill the unexpired term of mid-sized newsroom representative Naomi Starobin, who became the Board’s large market representative.
WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, recently wrapped up a successful spring fund-raising season.