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.

Kentucky Public Radio Announces State Capital Bureau Chief

Kenny Colston has been named the State Capital Bureau Chief for Kentucky Public Radio. Beginning in January, Colston will investigate and report news for statewide broadcast through a consortium of seven public radio stations, including Louisville Public Media/WFPL, WEKU, WUKY, WNKU, WKMS, WMKY, WKYU. Based at the Kentucky Public Radio Statehouse Bureau, Colston will provide… Continue reading Kentucky Public Radio Announces State Capital Bureau Chief

Special Coverage: London Riots at 1:00

BBC World Have Your Say will broadcast live from Waterloo at 1:00 today and WFPL News will carry the coverage. BBC reporters will speak with Londoners about the riots, which have now spread outside the city. Prime Minister David Cameron is putting thousands more police officers on the streets to quell the disruptions, which erupted… Continue reading Special Coverage: London Riots at 1:00

WFPL News Hires New Reporter

Freelance reporter and producer Devin Katayama has joined  WFPL News as a general assignment reporter. His hiring is the third addition to the newsroom since March and is part of Louisville Public Media’s strategic plan to fill the growing void in local news. “Devin’s arrival allows us to deepen local news coverage,” says WFPL News Director… Continue reading WFPL News Hires New Reporter

My Morning Jacket to Visit On Point

Three members of Louisville’s My Morning Jacket (Jim James, Tom Blankenship and Patrick Hallahan) will talk with Tom Ashbrook today on On Point. WFPL will air the interview at 3:00 pm and it looks like it will be a Kentucky-centric show. They’re a fixture on the indie rock circuit. Hippie shamans, more Radiohead than Doors, says Rolling… Continue reading My Morning Jacket to Visit On Point

Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 9:30 am Update

Special coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden continues today on WFPL. At 10 am, Diane Rehm will speak with Yochi Dreazen, the senior national security correspondent for the National Journal, and John McLaughlin, the former acting director of the CIA and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins school of Advanced International Studies.… Continue reading Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 9:30 am Update

Phillip M. Bailey on Comment on Kentucky Tonight

WFPL Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey will appear on KET’s Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8 pm. He’ll discuss the governor’s race, other elections and possibly even Louisville issues with substitute host Bill Bryant (WKYT-TV), Gregory Hall (Courier-Journal) and Jack Brammer (Herald-Leader). If you miss it, it will be rebroadcast at 6:30 am Saturday, 7:30… Continue reading Phillip M. Bailey on Comment on Kentucky Tonight

WFPL Hires Environment Reporter

Reporter Erica Peterson will join WFPL News as Environment Reporter on May 23rd. Her appointment marks another step in WFPL’s expansion to provide quality, in-depth local news coverage. “We’re excited to have Erica coming on board,” says WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard. “The environment is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With… Continue reading WFPL Hires Environment Reporter