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ASU Museum Hosts Rockabilly! Exhibit

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  The ASU Museum has a new exhibit titled Rockabilly! The Northeast Arkansas Story.  The exhibit features interactive kiosks, artifacts, and information about musicians from our region who shaped the sound of rockabilly music.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with ASU Museum director Marti Allen about the exhibit, asking her first to give her definition of rockabilly music.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.
Marty Scarbrough has worked at KASU since 1992, and he serves as program director, overseeing the station’s content.  Marty is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and he has produced and hosted programs of classical music, jazz, bluegrass, and blues music.  He also oversees KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series.  When not at work, Marty loves spending time with his wife and his three sons, and he enjoys attending concerts of many different styles of music.