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KASU to Present ‘In Performance at A-State’ Featuring A-State Talent

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Riceland Hall at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center

JONESBORO — “In Performance at A-State,” a new weekly radio program, will debut on KASU 91.9 FM, the public media service of Arkansas State University, Wednesday, Oct. 14. The new series features recordings of musical performances from Arkansas State University Music Department students and faculty members.

The program is one hour and will broadcast on KASU 91.9 FM every Wednesday at 9 p.m., and on Sunday at 6 a.m.

“KASU continually strives to share with the public the many diverse and incredible things that are happening at Arkansas State University,” said Marty Scarbrough, program director. “This radio series will be an outstanding showcase of the amazing musical talents of both the students and the faculty members in the A-State Music Department. I feel the series will not only be entertaining, but it will also encourage members of the public to attend A-State musical events in person in the future when the pandemic is over.”

Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Music Department chair, expressed her excitement for the program, “I’m delighted that we have this opportunity to showcase A-State’s talented music students and faculty to a wider radio audience and to have this partnership with the station.

“Personally, I’m a great fan of KASU and a sustaining member. I listen all the time in the car and at home, and I appreciate the KASU staff’s work on this project. I know the listeners will enjoy the wide range of music offered, and I hope it will encourage them to attend live concerts and recitals once we are able to have these on a regular basis again.”

Support for the production and promotion of this series is provided by grants from the Kays Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council. The program host is Dr. Ed Owen, associate professor of music. Nathan Taylor, KASU production engineer, produces the program.

In addition to the weekly radio broadcast on 91.9 FM, “In Performance at A-State” may also be heard via live-streaming through KASU’s website, kasu.org; through the KASU mobile app; and on smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.