• Co-Host of The Jive House

    Brad's first musical memory was dancing on a Good Humor ice cream cart to "I'm Your Boogieman" by KC & The Sunshine Band on repeat (there are pictures, no, he will not share them). An avid live music connoisseur, he spent high high school...

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    Dr. Duane Bolin teaches in the Department of History at Murray State University.

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    Hap Chambers is a volunteer with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Program.

  • Co-Host of Music from the Front Porch, Co-Host of The Jive House

    John McMillen has been co-host Music From the Front Porch since 1996 and The Jive House since 2012. "I just enjoy a good song no matter if it is jazz, punk, blues, pop, country, bluegrass, folk, soul, funk or a mashup of all...

  • Host of Black Cats Jump

    Mark Welch was born in Detroit and raised in Fulton, Kentucky. He graduated from Murray State University in 1978 with a degree in Journalism/Radio-TV. Mark caught the "public radio bug" as a student host of Jazz Horizons on WKMS and has enjoyed...

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    Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. His book Murder Most Fair: The Appeal of Mystery Fiction was published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and is 

  • Host of Music from the Front Porch

    Mike Gowen is a lecturer in the Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences. He visited Murray for the first time in 1988 and has called it home off and on for the last 23 years. He stays busy raising two children, Gabrielle and Jacob, two...

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    Richard Nelson is a Trigg County magistrate and Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center. He currently lives near the Roaring Springs community with his wife and children. 

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    Robert Valentine is a professional Speaker, Storyteller, and Senior Lecturer at Murray State University in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

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    A native of Virginia, Roy Helton has been a faculty member in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State since, as he says, “students wrote their essays on clay tablets.” He is also currently the Coordinator of the Humanities...