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Eliean Donan Castle among the Scotland landscape
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KASU 91.9 FM at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro in association with Collette Tours presents "Discover Scotland" with host Mike Doyle!

June Taylor, KASU Production Specialist
Arkansas State University

Our dear friend and co-worker, June Taylor, passed away on January 12th, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by us all.

June began her career at KASU in 1986, as a broadcast production specialist. She was the first female engineer, and also the first African American, to be hired at KASU.  June came to us from Washington, D.C., where she earned her bachelor¹s degree as an honor student at Howard University. 

Delta Symposium
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages at Arkansas State University has opened a call for papers and presentations to be given at the 26th annual Delta Symposium, which is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, April 8-11, 2020.

The theme will be "The Haunted South," according to Dr. Gregory Hansen, professor of English and folklore, and chair of the symposium committee.

Alec Farmer
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University Alumni Association is announcing the recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2019, which will be presented during Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 26. 

This year’s honorees are Alec Farmer, Tommy Fowler and Don Harmon, all of Jonesboro.

"Each of these alumni has attained an outstanding record of professional and civic achievements, as well as giving extraordinary support to their alma mater,” according to Dr. Dale Morris of Forrest City, president of the Alumni Association.

‘Lectric Liz Lottmann.
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO — ‘Lectric Liz will perform a concert of blues and jazz music on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the outdoor Terry Scoggins Memorial Stage on Front Street in downtown Newport.  The show is part of the KASU/Arkansas Steel Associates Monster Groovez concert series.  These concerts are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets.  In case of rain, the concerts are moved into Frankie’s Place, a restaurant also on Front Street.

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 6 pardons, 1 firearm rights only and 4 commutations. An additional 45 clemency requests were denied and 5 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the notices before final action is taken.

Johnny Cash boyhood home
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Eight regional acts will take the stage Thursday and Friday nights, Oct. 17-18, during “KASU Music Nights” at the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess. The performances are all free and will be held at the Dyess Colony Visitors Center.

These talented singers and musicians representing all parts of Arkansas will perform after the conclusion of symposium events in the Visitors Center. Each presentation will last 50 minutes.

Here is the lineup:

Thursday, Oct. 17

 

JONESBORO — A transmitter fund page, KASU.org/Inspire, has been established on the website for Arkansas State University’s radio station, KASU 91.9 FM, for contributions toward the purchase of a transmitter to continue reaching the northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri and northwest Tennessee broadcast areas. 

JONESBORO – KASU 91.9 FM, Arkansas State University’s radio station, and Lost Pizza Company are collaborating for a special “KASU Music Night” featuring singer-songwriter Mark Currey.  This free event will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Lost Pizza Company on Southwest Drive in Jonesboro.

City of Jonesboro

An 11-member panel will be presented to City Council for approval to serve as the City’s Unity Coalition Advisory Committee, as selected by Mayor Harold Perrin.

The proposal will be made at the 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, meeting of the Council’s Rules and Nominating Committee. If approved, it will be forwarded to the full Council meeting at 5:30 p.m.

City of Jonesboro

The Jonesboro City Council on Tuesday’s City postponed a resolution to rename Johnson Avenue after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to further study the issue. Therefore, Mayor Harold Perrin is taking submissions for a nine-person Unity Coalition Advisory Committee.

The Council voted to create the committee, charged with making a recommendation to present to Council by Sept. 17. Perrin said he wants the committee membership to comprise a diverse cross-section of the community. Submissions must be received by July 1.

KASU News

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees are meeting at ASU-Newport to discuss possible tuition and fee increases.  Watch the meeting live below.

Akeem Kemp
Akeem Kemp Official Website

As part of Newport’s Monster Nights Downtown Entertainment Series, KASU Public Radio and Arkansas Steel Associates have teamed up to bring you Monster Groovez Concerts. The concerts will take place on the third Tuesday of the month in May and June.  We will skip over the summer heat of July, and resume the series in August, September, and October. All concerts are free and last from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The concerts will be held downtown Newport, at the Terry Scroggins Memorial Stage in Front Street Park.

KASU

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees are meeting at the home office in Little Rock.  You can watch the board meeting live below.

left to right, Kurt Stephenson, Corrina Rose Logston, Jeremy Stephens, Vickie Vaughn
High Fidelity Facebook Page

   High Fidelity will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The performance is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

Recently re-elected Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) is presenting his budget to state legislators today in Little Rock.   Watch his presentation live.

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The First Community Bank Wonderland Rink opens Nov. 19 and the Winter Wonderland exhibit will follow the next Monday as the City of Jonesboro helps residents and guests celebrate the holidays.

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Jonesboro Municipal Center
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The City of Jonesboro released the following statement about Tuesday night's Bicycle/Pedestrian plan public meeting:

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Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Homecoming Week 2018, with a theme of "Saved by the Howl," begins Monday, Oct. 29, with a schedule full of activities for Arkansas State University students, alumni and friends.

Clockwise from top left, Dan Kelly, Mike Webb, Mike Armistead, Ernie Sykes, Leroy Troy
Tennessee Mofia Jug Band

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will perform a concert on Monday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

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JONESBORO – Grammy award-winning artists Shawn Camp and Bill Miller will open the entertainment lineup for the Saturday, Oct. 20, field concert during the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival.  Their performances will be in the field adjacent to Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess.

Shawn Camp, onstage from noon until 12:45 p.m., is a native of Perryville, Ark., where he began playing guitar at age five. At 20, he moved to Nashville to become a professional musician.

Pizza Inn on Southwest Drive
Ann Kenda / Arkansas Public Media

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination. The ADH is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Pizza Inn, located at 358 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro, tested positive for the virus.

Lee Street Lyrical.  Pictured, Buddy Case (left) and Casey Penn (right)
KASU

  Lee Street Lyrical & Special Guests will perform a concert of bluegrass and acoustic music on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

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KASU will be making some much-needed repairs to the studio-transmitter link dish around 1:00 pm today.  While our crews are making these repairs, KASU will be going off of the air temporarily during that time.

The outage will only affect anyone listening to our signal on the radio at 91.9 FM.  Our crews will be working as quickly as possible to make sure we're back on the air so you can continue to enjoy programming.

This was designed by Anna Chaplain of Harrisburg.  The Arkansas Agriculture Department will use this design for its Arkansas Grown program.
Arkansas Department of Agriculture

The design submitted by Anna Chaplain, a senior at Harrisburg High School, has been chosen as the winner of the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s contest for a new Arkansas Grown program t-shirt.    The winning design is displayed below:

The design below submitted by Chris McMillian of Little Rock for a children’s t-shirt has been selected as an honorary winner:

Johnathan Reaves / KASU News

JONESBORO – When the lineup featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss was announced in July for the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, John Carter Cash, Grammy-winning son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, promised that this year’s festival would be like none other. 

Dr. Brittany Hendricks, instructor in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Dr. Brittany Hendricks, instructor in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University, will present a faculty recital on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.  Admission is free.

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