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KRPS honors radio's roots

November 17, 2010 12:00AM

KRPS Radio, on the campus of Pittsburg State University, will pay tribute to radio's roots on Saturday, Nov. 20, with its fourth annual Music, Memories and More day of live performance. KRPS General Manager Missi Kelly calls it "radio the way it was meant to be."

Kelly said the annual event features musicians from across the region who will perform live in the public radio station's studios in Shirk Hall.

"Live radio has its own special character," Kelly said. "In many ways, its very personal and very genuine. It is also a great way to get more people involved with the station."

The live performances, which include everything from a capella choral music and handbells to guitar and storytelling, will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. In addition, the station will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Kelly said the annual event has also become the unofficial start of KRPS's holiday programming.

"We'll have more than 100 hours of special holiday programming over the next several weeks," Kelly said. "This is a very special time of the year for us and our listeners clearly look forward to the unique holiday programming KRPS offers."

Area performers slated for Music, Memories and More include: Mark & Sabrina Arbuckle and Joey Pogue, the Sweet Adelines, Dalton Windsor, Cynthia Woodburn, Duke Mason, Kaleb McIntire, Lem Sheppard, the Karltens, Tim Metcalf, J.T. Knoll, Jack & Sandy Hemphill, and Greg Krutsinger. Mark Arbuckle and Chris Kelly will also have a conversation about the history of radio.

KRPS may be found at 89.9 FM. The KRPS studios are located in Baxter Broadcasting Center in Shirk Hall on the PSU campus. For more information, call KRPS at 620-235-4288.

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