Tom Godell

General Manager

Tom Godell has been the General Manager of WUKY since April 2004. Earlier in his career he served as Senior Producer with WBHM in Birmingham AL, Program Director of WLRH in Huntsville AL, and Associate Director of Broadcasting for Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is a dog lover, cycling enthusiast, second baseman (willing to play anytime, anywhere), and music fanatic. His writings on music have appeared in the American Record Guide, Fanfare magazine, the All Music Guide, and RCA Records.

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UK Perspectives
1:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Welcoming UK's New Provost

Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week we meet Dr. Christine Riordan, who became the new Provost at UK on August 1st.

UK Perspectives
1:43 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne, Pink Martini Among Acts Set To Play Singletary

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Singletary Center Director Michael Grice and Marketing Director Summer Gossett give us a preview of the 2013-14 Signature Series, which opens on September 21 with an appearance by favorite WUKY artists Mayer Hawthorne. Other performers on the docket are tap dancer Savion Glover, jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, classical pianist Lang Lang, and the incomparable Pink Martini.

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UK Perspectives
3:46 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Joint Executive MBA Program Coming To UK, U of L

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week, we learn about the latest collaboration between UK and U of L. Gatton College Dean David Blackwell tells us about the new joint Executive MBA program that was announced at the Kentucky Chamber’s Business Summit in Louisville earlier this week. More information about the new MBA is available here.

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UK Perspectives
11:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Raising The Dropout Age

LEXINGTON, Ky. - We discuss the impact of raising the dropout age in Kentucky to 18 years with Dr. Gerry Swan of UK’s College of Education.

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UK Perspectives
11:22 am
Mon June 17, 2013

MOOCs Explained

LEXINGTON, Ky. - What’s a MOOC? It’s a Massive Open Online Course—and UK will begin offering its first MOOC (a free chemistry course) in January 2014. Here to explain how MOOCs work and how they fit into the UK curriculum is Dr. Vince Kellen, UK’s Senior Vice Provost.

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UK Perspectives
3:08 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The 35th annual Women Writers Conference will bring acclaimed writers from around the nation to Lexington’s Carnegie Center on September 20th & 21st. Tickets have just gone on sale and there’s a preview party on Saturday May 18th at the Morris Bookshop. Conference Director Julie Wrinn provides us with this preview.

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UK Perspectives
2:36 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Disaster Communication

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dean Dan O’Hair of UK’s College of Communication and Information recently participated in a Congressional briefing on disaster communication. He provides us with a summary of his presentation and assesses the lessons learned from the recent events in Newtown, Boston and West, Texas.

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UK Perspectives
2:50 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

The Kentucky BBQ Book

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Where can you find the best barbeque in Kentucky? It’s all contained in a tasty new volume from University Press of Kentucky titled The Kentucky BBQ Book by Wes Berry. We meet the author and learn about some of the state’s most unusual barbeque restaurants.

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UK Perspectives
10:57 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - A conversation with Kentucky’s new Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker.

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UK Perspectives
4:07 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

A Taste of Africa

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Taste of Africa comes to the UK Student Center Ballroom on Friday April 12 at 6 pm. Here with a preview are Mirna Azer and Christian Sterling of the UK African Student Association.

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