WEKU's Technology-Related Racing Stories Enjoy Widespread Airing

­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.

The latest station to pick up the series, according to Station Manager Roger Duvall, is WNYC in New York City. In advance of the Kentucky Derby, the series was also airing across the country on the midday news magazine show, Here and Now, produced at WBUR in Boston.

On Friday morning, May 4, hundreds of stations nationwide will broadcast a segment on equine health care advances, thanks to its airing on the Marketplace Morning Report in Los Angeles.

The series will also air on all the upstate New York stations involved in the Innovation Trail program, on one or two Maryland stations, and on WNYC. The production was funded in part by a private gift from a Lexington-area veterinarian.

“While we rely heavily on national and syndicated programming to fill our many hours, we’re working to make sure we still do quality local and regional in-depth reporting in addition to our local newscast service,” Duvall said.

Published on May 03, 2012

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