John Walker

News Reporter

John Walker is native of Jessamine County, Kentucky and a recent graduate of Murray State University's Journalism program. His roots are in far eastern Kentucky, but he was raised in Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region. Now he resides in far western Kentucky just as a way to experience all that is the Commonwealth. His initial plan was to pursue a newspaper career, but he quickly found a calling to radio. His interests include anthropology, folklore, politics and the environment. He loves to listen to Old Time and Mountain music as well as Traditional Celtic and Jazz. If you need to find him he is probably taking a nap in Murray State's quad or taking a stroll through the arboretum.

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Morning Cram
7:21 am
Fri January 24, 2014

The Morning Cram [southern surprises edition]

From NPR: Virginia's attorney general surprised the state's political circles on Thursday when he announced he will not defend Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage when it goes before a federal judge next week. Virginians had varying reactions to Mark Herring's decision.

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Morning Cram
7:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

The Morning Cram [flyover edition]

From NPR: Morning Edition co-host David Greene is traveling in Idaho this week ahead of a very competitive primary that may replace a longtime moderate Republican member of Congress. Incumbent Mike Simpson faces a challenger backed by the Tea Party.

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Business
7:20 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Christian County Chamber Gets New Leadership

Credit Facebook

The Christian County Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of Marian Mason as its new President yesterday.  

Mason holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Texas and has completed one year of the Institute of Organizational Management from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

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Morning Cram
7:19 am
Wed January 22, 2014

The Morning Cram [what figure edition]

From NPR: It's difficult to understand why certain athletes are harshly singled out by the media, but one of the most baffling examples has to be the criticism displayed toward figure skater Nancy Kerrigan after she was clubbed in the leg at a practice session just weeks before the 1994 Olympics.

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Morning Cram
7:17 am
Tue January 21, 2014

The Morning Cram [what’s new is old edition]

Credit ky.nrcs.usda.gov

From NPR: New urban waterways are making a come back. Cincinnati is following the lead of Seattle, Kalamazoo, Mich., and other cities by bringing back a buried stream that has been underground for a century. Uncovering these streams have environmental and economic benefits.

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Morning Cram
8:05 am
Mon January 20, 2014

The Morning Cram [bowl edition]

From NPR: To get to the championship game, the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game 26-16. The NFC championship game was close but the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.

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Morning Cram
7:14 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Morning Cram [no español edition]

From NPR: Lawmakers in the Spanish province of Catalonia have voted overwhelmingly in favor of holding a November referendum on independence from Spain. Madrid says it won't allow that to happen but it's unclear if it can stop the vote from taking place.

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Education
5:42 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Closings and Delays Jan. 17, 2014

Here is a list of schools closed for Jan. 17, 2014:

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Environment
3:31 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

$7,200 Reward For Info on Whooping Crane Shooting in West Ky.

Credit wikipedia

UPDATE: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now offering a $7,200.00 reward for anyone with information related to to the shooting of the two Whooping Cranes in Hopkins/Muhlenberg County area. 

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Morning Cram
7:40 am
Thu January 16, 2014

The Morning Cram [cool runnings edition]

From NPR: When you meet bobsled driver Steve Holcomb, he doesn't talk about his Olympic gold medal — the one he won with the four-man team at the . Instead, he talks about the one that got away.

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