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KASU Plans Spring Spectacular to Highlight Programming


JONESBORO – KASU 91.9 FM, the 100,000-watt radio station at Arkansas State University, will showcase music, news, arts and views supported by contributors to the station at a Spring Spectacular event Thursday, March 7, in the Dean B. Ellis Library flag lobby. The event is from 4-7 p.m.

Cory Jackson, 2018 Arkansas Country Music Association artist of the year, will offer acoustic music at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Since KASU and listeners are partners, the station hopes to record testimonials from contributors who support the public radio station.  Members of the KASU staff will have a recorder ready to tape testimonials to air during the March 25 spring fundraiser. However, this is more than a fundraising event.

The Spring Spectacular will also be celebrating five years of Arkansas Roots, an original program emphasizing Arkansas musicians from a variety of genres and hosted by KASU program director Marty Scarbrough and retired station manager Mike Doyle.  T-shirts and caps with the new Arkansas Rootslogo will be sold. The t-shirt is $20, and the cap is $10. 

KASU hosts will be discussing other original programs, and the station will premiere a new show called Mr. Rogers’ Rock Collection.  Another original program is A-State Connections, hosted by news director Johnathan Reaves. It airs on Saturdays at 11 a.m. One element of A-State Connectionsis theCreate @ A-Statepodcast.  This podcast is celebrating its 25thepisode in March. 

KASU will also be spotlighting music events like the Arkansas Roots Music Festival, Saturday, April 13, the Newport concerts that begin Tuesday, May 21, and the Bluegrass Monday concert series. 

Reserved parking behind the library is available for the Spring Spectacular by emailing Doreen Selden, KASU corporate relations and underwriting director, at dselden@AState.eduby March 6.

KASU broadcasts to listeners in Northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri and west Tennessee at 91.9 FM.  The station also streams its signal online at kasu.org, and KASU is available on smart speakers by asking “Play KASU.”

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