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Connor: The Paws Report, Oct. 21


Today on our Membership Drive edition for The Paws Report at 3:30:

Two-month-old Connor is a gorgeous, Bluetick Coonhound mix with floppy ears and endless energy. Connor, along with his siblings, made their way to the Kentucky Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter to find their forever home. While all of Connor’s siblings have already found their homes, goofy Connor is still searching for his. With piercing blue eyes and breathtaking white markings, Connor really is quite the handsome pup. This fearless boy can’t wait to find a family who can show him all the things a puppy needs to know to become a well behaved, social adult. In exchange, he promises to provide a lifetime of love and companionship! Come meet Connor today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all our adoptable pets online at or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

In the Studio: Hot Rize


The legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize is touring in support of their first release in 24 years! They stopped by the studio to play a couple of songs and talk with Laura Shine about the history of the band and getting back in the saddle.

Tuesday Featured Artist: Neko Case


Listen for a song from our Tuesday Featured Artist every hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Neko Case celebrates a birthday today, just as Anti Records has announced “Truckdriver Gladiator, Mule” the complete Neko Case collection on Vinyl. Set for release on November 13, 2015, Neko’s long out of print titles and hard-to-find favorites will be available for the first time on 180 gram black vinyl.

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Reggae Picnic on Aug. 29!


World Force Reggae hosts Benny and Ibuka will meet you at Waterfront Park’s Brown Forman Amphitheater Saturday, Aug. 29 from 4pm to 7pm! Commune with friends and family, and picnic under the trees. We’ll provide the reggae music and games for the young ones. You can also take them to cool off at the Adventure Playground water features nearby! This event is FREE.

Bring your own picnic, or purchase dinner from us. We’ll provide jerk chicken on the grill for $5, prepared by our very own Ibuka! Park Map

After the picnic, head to the Mercury Ballroom for the official after party with Steel Pulse, beginning at 9pm. Details here!


Schedule for the day:
4:00 – Event begins
4-7 – DJs Benny, Matt Anthony and Fyah P provide the tunes!
4:30 – Kids activities
5:00 – Jerk chicken on the grill is served!
5:30 – Kids activities

Tasty Tuxedo Treats will also be there serving from their 1950 Good Humour Ice Cream tricycle!

Address to use with GPS:
38.26299, -85.73222

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WFPK Artist In Residence: Anderson East


Hot off the release of his album Delilah, on producer Dave Cobb’s (Jason Isbell) new imprint, we’ve invited Anderson East and his band to visit Louisville and stay a few days! Anderson lives in Nashville by way of Athens, AL (Alabama Shakes). He’s touring with Brandi Carlile and The Lone Bellow and just appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program, World Cafe! Excited yet? You will be, when you catch one of these FREE high energy live performances!

WFPK Artist in Residence schedule of appearances:

– Wednesday, Aug. 26, 9pm – WFPK Waterfront Wednesday (Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park)

– Friday, Aug. 28, noon – WFPK Live Lunch, sponsored by O’shea’s Irish Pub (WFPK studios…performance space)

– Friday, Aug. 28, 6pm – Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series in downtown New Albany (at the corner of Spring Street & Pearl Street)

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Broadcasting Live From Forecastle 2015!


WFPK is your official Forecastle station. The fun begins this Friday, July 17, at noon as we welcome guest DJ’s to the WFPK studio! Laura Shine broadcasts on location from 3-6pm, then listen for performances from the WFPK Port Stage all weekend! Stop by the WFPK booth at the festival and snap some shots in our photo booth to post on social media. Look for us on your way to the WFPK Port Stage on the Harbor Lawn!

The Forecastle live broadcasts are made possible by BluegrassNet, delivering Internet and IT services since 1994.

Friday Guest DJ schedule:
Noon – Jim James
1pm – Paul Janeway (St. Paul and the Broken Bones)
2pm – Houndmouth

WFPK Port Stage Broadcast Schedule:

Friday, July 17
4:45 – Fly Golden Eagle
6:15 – San Fermin
8:00 – Alvvays

Saturday, July 18
5:00 – Broncho
6:30 – Twin Peaks
8:15 – CancelledThe Barr Brothers

Sunday, July 19
1:30 – Twin Limb
2:45 – White Reaper
3:30 – Broadcast of The Lone Bellow Members Only performance
4:30 – Diarrhea Planet
6:15 – Field Report
8:15 – King Tuff