Morehead State Public Radio
- Call Letters: WMKY
- Networks: American Routes Private Network
What started in Morehead in 1965 as a small, 10 watts station at MSU, is now a network with three components.
WMKY (90.3 FM) is licensed for 50,000 watts and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The WMKY studios are in Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University.
WOCS (88.3 FM) is licensed for 1,000 watts and serves all or parts of about a dozen counties in Southeast and South Central Kentucky. The station went on the air at full power in November 2001 and is based at Owsley County High School in Booneville. WOCS offers original programming between 9:30 a.m. and 12 Noon and between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays during the school year. There are also special sports and other broadcasts. This innovative partnership with the Owsley County Schools is unique to Kentucky.
Our translator in Inez, (W202BH, 88.3 FM) is licensed for 32 watts to serve Martin County. The translator gives our flagship station a power boost in an area where WMKY's signal is weak and extends public radio service to a part of the Commonwealth that sorely needs it.
We hope to expand the network in the future to include even more stations and/or translators and bring our special brand of public radio to a larger portion of the Appalachian Region. The network is proud of our mountain heritage and looks forward to showcasing the best arts, culture and information this area has to offer.
So, when you hear us refer to Morehead State Public Radio, we are talking about the entire operation, which covers much of central and eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and western West Virginia. We are also talking about a new age of possibility where we hope to introduce our network to additional listeners throughout the Tri-State.