11:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Fern Creek High School Recreating 'War of the Worlds' Radio Program—In Theater and On Air

Alexander Jenkins and Shelby Fogarty, playing Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, bring 'War of the Worlds' to life with police officer Michael Moreno.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

It’s been nearly 76 years since Orson Welles tested the airwaves with his "War of the Worlds" radio program. The one-hour show famously sent some into hysteria after some listeners believed the broadcast theatrics meant an actual Martian landing on Earth.

This week, Louisville gets to relive the historic show.

Fern Creek High School on Thursday night will recreate "War of the Worlds," combining the school’s theater department with the city's only licensed student-run radio station on campus.

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Local News
7:41 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Do Louisville Hip-Hop Artists Need Radio Play to Make It?

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL News

On most days, the strip of Fourth Street between Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Chestnut Street is bustling with people walking to work, looking for lunch or bumming a smoke. On some days, however, the sidewalk outside of the Marmaduke Building is crowded with local hip hop artists, demanding the radio station on the second floor play their music.

The artists and their supporters gather to wave signs, shout chants and pass out CDs with hopes of sparking the interest of B96.5 station managers.

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Local News
3:52 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

FCC Approves Sale of Four Louisville Radio Stations

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale of four Louisville radio stations.

Cox Media Group announced last year that it was seeking a buyer for Lite 106.9, Country Legends, New Country and WSFR the Eagle, along with stations in Hawaii, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia and Connecticut.


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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Community Arts Radio Station Plans Launch

A new community radio station will debut next month. Art+FM, which will broadcast music, talk programs and performance art, will launch its first broadcast live from the floor of the Idea Festival at the Kentucky Center on September 19 and air interviews and other arts programming throughout the three-day event.

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Local News
12:59 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Four Louisville Radio Stations Up for Sale

The Cox Media Group is selling its radio stations in Louisville.

The Atlanta-based conglomerate has purchased TV stations in Florida and Oklahoma, and will sell its properties in several cities to focus on larger markets. The stations up for sale in Louisville are: