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WWII Radio Shaped News Coverage


Today, thanks to the internet, smart phones, satellite communications and 24-hour cable television we have all come to expect almost instant access to news stories, from virtually anywhere in the world. Dr. Michael Turney, former chair of the Northern Kentucky University Communications Department, joins us to discuss radio coverage of WWII, and how it shaped today’s as-it-happens news model. Dr. Turney recently spoke on the topic as part of the Six@Six lecture series sponsored by the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.