WFPL to Host Metro Council Debate

WFPL is hosting a debate featuring the candidates for the Louisville Metro Council’s District 1 seat. The debate will be in the Louisville Public Media performance studio on May 15th at 6pm. It will be hosted by WFPL’s Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey and LEO Weekly’s Anne Marshall. Candidates who will attend include: Incumbent Attica… Continue reading WFPL to Host Metro Council Debate

State of the News Is Now Byline

For three years, WFPL has brought you the reporter roundtable show State of the News every Friday. Now, we’ll bring you Byline. Byline will continue to feature analysis of the week’s top stories, but we’ll incorporate more voices, more field reports and (thankfully) new theme music. Stay tuned.

WFPL Wins Numerous Associated Press Awards

The WFPL News staff took home ten total first place awards over the weekend from the Kentucky and Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters. In Kentucky: The news staff won the Best Newscast award The news staff received the Best Political Coverage award for reports on the 2011 Fancy Farm Picnic Devin Katayama won the Best Use of Sound… Continue reading WFPL Wins Numerous Associated Press Awards

WFPL Seeks Morning Edition Host/Editor

The Morning Edition Host/Editor anchors one of the most prestigious programs in the WFPL News schedule. The host is responsible for hosting local breaks, anchoring newscasts, conducting interviews live or on tape, and writing some local news for WFPL News and WFPL.org. A portion of this individual’s duties will include editing stories produced by other… Continue reading WFPL Seeks Morning Edition Host/Editor

WFPL News Hires Erin Keane as Arts and Humanities Reporter

89.3 WFPL News has hired Erin Keane as the new Arts and Humanities reporter. “We are all thrilled Erin is joining us,” says Gabe Bullard, WFPL News Director. “She is a sharp and thoughtful reporter. She’s a skilled writer. And she has great ties to the community. Her talents and insights will improve our ever-expanding… Continue reading WFPL News Hires Erin Keane as Arts and Humanities Reporter

Moyers & Company Joins the WFPL News Lineup

Bill Moyers is back on-air, and he’s on WFPL. Moyers & Company is a weekly series the veteran journalist says will try to make sense of our tumultuous times, “for myself and hopefully for anyone who wants to keep me company.” The new series began with three broadcasts exploring inequality in America. Last week, we… Continue reading Moyers & Company Joins the WFPL News Lineup

WFPL News in January: New Programs, New Times for Some Favorites, and Goodbye to Whad’ya Know

I’m making some changes to the WFPL News schedule in January. You’ll find the new grid here, but here are a few notes of explanation. Whad’ya Know is Leaving the Schedule For fans of the show, this will be a blow. But the overall audience reaction to the show is clear: WYK receives the most… Continue reading WFPL News in January: New Programs, New Times for Some Favorites, and Goodbye to Whad’ya Know

Holiday Specials on WFPL News

As always, we’re celebrating the holidays with a handful of specials on WFPL News! Saturday 12/24 1pm All Songs Considered for the Holidays Third time’s a charm, or maybe not. It’s the third edition of the not so new, wonky holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky… Continue reading Holiday Specials on WFPL News

Meet the CEO: Gary Knell Live Today at 2:00

Today is NPR CEO Gary Knell’s first day on the job, and he’ll spend an hour of it with Neal Conan. At 2:00, Knell will join Conan on Talk of the Nation for an interview and he’ll take calls from listeners. WFPL will carry the broadcast live. After that, Knell will answer questions on Twitter.… Continue reading Meet the CEO: Gary Knell Live Today at 2:00

From the Archives: The Morning Edition Thanksgiving Fantasy Feast

Here’s a blast from the past: the Morning Edition “Fantasy Thanksgiving Feast.” It’s been forgotten by many, loved by a few, but we’re here to rescue this episode from public radio’s archives. The feature began on Morning Edition in 1993. The concept was simple: create a fantasy dinner, where celebrity chefs bring a dish to… Continue reading From the Archives: The Morning Edition Thanksgiving Fantasy Feast