May 25, 2012 — Heroes affect our lives in many different ways; they give us somebody to look up to, to emulate. Somebody who cared for us, sacrificed for us. Many heroes in our country go unknown to most of us. They are the heroes who laid down their lives that we might enjoy the liberties we now have.
In recognition of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast a Memorial Day Tribute featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra.
“Let Us Remember” will air at 9 a.m. and will include “God Bless America,” “Who Are the Brave,” “March from An American Tapestry,” “Hymn to the Fallen,” and “On This Day.”
Two other specials will commemorate Memorial Day.
“Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks” will being at 7 p.m. This one-hour special traces how Williams’ “lost notebook” of unrecorded songs were found and set to music for new recordings by Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Jack White, Patty Loveless, Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow and others.
At 8 p.m. “Natural Woman: The Carole King Radio Special” will air. King's iconic career as a singer, songwriter, and pianist extraordinaire is celebrated with a retrospective special. The two-hour program looks at her early career when she wrote great hits for other artists - from her first songwriting hit in 1961 at age 18 “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” to her huge hit for the Monkees “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”
Included are hits that she wrote such as “Up on the Roof” (The Drifters), “Take Good Care of My Baby” (Bobby Vee), “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons), “ I'm Into Something Good” (Herman's Hermits) along with many others.
Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the campus of Morehead State University. MSPR serves more than 40 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
Information is available by calling MSPR at 800-286-9659 or 783-2001; or log on to MSPR’s website at www.msuradio.com.