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WMKY adds Deep Grooves and Red Barn Radio

Tildon-E.jpgMorehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of two music programs.

Deep Grooves, part of Audio Visions, airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. The program offers a weekly theme featuring music from a variety of genres. Tildon Johnson, a Morehead senior convergent media major, is host of the program.

“I’m interested in how music changes through time, but I also enjoy how it stays the same,” said Johnson. “I can start listening to early blues and within a matter of minutes I’m listening to 90’s country or heavy metal. There’s not a genre of music that I dislike and I hope listeners can find something to enjoy, regardless of the genre.”

Red Barn Radio airs Saturdays at 2 p.m. and showcases old-time, folk and bluegrass music from Kentucky singers, songwriters and musicians. The program replaces The Folk Sampler with Mike Flynn, who is retiring the program after 36 years in syndication.

Hosted by Brad Becker and Renee Collins, Red Barn Radio archives Kentucky's musical heritage with a unique folksy hour of Americana programming produced from live concerts presented at ArtsPlace in Lexington.

“Listening to Red Barn Radio is like having musicians in your living room,” said Becker. “Our programs are for fans of roots music who want to hear the beauty of wood instruments, steel strings and pure voices from artists who also talk about their lives.”

In addition to the new programming, MSPR plans to place a few programs on summer hiatus. Locally-produced news programs Front Page, Midday News, Mountain Edition and The Reader’s Notebook will take a break during July. The MSU Recital Series also will take a summer break, returning in August.

“Our local news programs are taking a few weeks for summer vacation,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “NPR’s hourly news, Morning Edition and All Things Considered can still be heard as scheduled. Local news programs will return July 30.”

Serving more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) broadcasts at 90.3FM from the campus of Morehead State University. MSPR’s website features news headlines, community events, live web streaming and archived audio.

Questions or comments can be directed to Paul Hitchcock at 606-783-2001. Additional information can be found on MSPR’s website at