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.
WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, has announced some programming changes designed to “better reflect the needs and interests of our community.”