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MSPR spring fundraiser, membership drive April 8 – 12

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) is holding its spring fundraiser and membership drive April 8-12.

The fundraiser allows listeners to support WMKY, Morehead State University’s non-commercial public radio station at 90.3 FM. Financial gifts to MSPR help fund student work studies and locally hosted programs. Gifts also help achieve goals such as receiving funding grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“The number of listeners who support MSPR improves our ability to meet criteria for grants to purchase national programs such as NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

An emphasis on local and regional news continues to be an important function of MSPR. Equally important is MSPR’s commitment to providing firsthand training and learning opportunities to MSU work-study students.

“It’s an important part of our mission to provide student opportunities, award-winning local news, and to preserve this region’s cultural heritage with programming that is educational, informative, and entertaining,” said Hitchcock.

MSPR recently added more music programs to the weekend broadcast schedule. Locally hosted music programs include “Bluegrass Diversion” with John Ryster (Class of 2013) and “Pickin’ Parlor” with Anabel Peterman, a senior in traditional music from Carlisle. Other newly added weekend programs include “Folk Alley,” “High Country Celtic Radio,” “International Americana Music Show,” “Midnight Special,” and “Putumayo World Music Hour.”

“MSPR’s diverse weekend program schedule features Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, folk, and jazz music with an emphasis on musicians, songwriters, and storytellers,” said Hitchcock. “Our Appalachian region has a rich heritage, and we’re delighted to feature these master musicians and songwriters.”

Financial gifts to the MSPR Fund support student work studies and local programming. There is also an option to designate gifts to MSPR’s Enhancement Fund, providing scholarships to students at Morehead State University. Gifts to the MSPR Fund or the MSPR Enhancement Fund may completed online at

WMKY serves more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky from the MSU campus. Listeners can enjoy Morehead State Public Radio through WMKY at 90.3FM, online at, by phone app, or by a smart speaker (“Play WMKY”).

For more information about MSPR, email Hitchcock at or call 606-783-2334.

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