On the Radio

The following are some of the more recent episodes of this award winning radio program feature oral histories from the Nunn Center and conversations between Nunn Center director Doug Boyd and WUKY news director Alan Lytle.  Click here to access the full archive of Saving Stories.

Saving Stories Remembers Civil Rights Icon Georgia Davis Powers (2016-02-01)  Today on Saving Stories Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from Georgia Davis Powers.  The Kentucky Civil Rights icon, the first African American and the first woman to serve in the State Senate passed away early Saturday at the age of 92.

Saving Stories: Kent State Protests At UK (2015-05-05) This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.  Alan Lytle and Doug Boyd from the Nunn Center recall student reaction on the UK campus

Saving Stories Recalls UK’s First Student Housing (2013-08-29) As the University of Kentucky takes its first step to modernize campus housing, Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a 1975 interview with alum T.R. Bryant about the school’s first dormitories.

UK Perspectives: The Story Behind WBKY In Beattyville (2015-10-14) WUKY turns 75 this week.  To celebrate the occasion Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and guest host Alan Lytle discuss the origin story for the radio station now known as WUKY, which began as WBKY, an ambitious community radio experiment in the town of Beattyville in Eastern Kentucky.

Saving Stories: UK And National Championships (2015-03-26) A highly talented basketball team, top ranked all season long, heavily favored to win a national title…sound familiar?  It should.  In this special edition of Saving Stories we recall Kentucky’s triumphant march to the title in 1978.  Who better to talk about that historic run than Mr. Wildcat?  Bill Keightley served as the team’s equipment manager until his death in 2008.

Saving Stories: UK’s History of Desegregation (2015-02-26) As the University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its sesquicentennial we take a look back at efforts to desegregate the school.  Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.