Kentucky Afield Radio Show Back On Air

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Kentucky Afield Radio Show Back On Air

3/26/08

Frankfort, Kentucky ' Kentucky Afield radio is back on the air following a three-year hiatus.

Tim Farmer, host of the popular 'Kentucky Afield' television series, also serves as host of the radio show. Each Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. Eastern/5-7 p.m. Central, Farmer and guests will discuss issues of importance to hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Listeners also have the chance to have their questions answered during a live call-in segment of the show.

Originating from WKYW-AM 1490 in Frankfort, Kentucky Afield radio will also air on WKCM-AM 1160 in Hawesville, WBGN-AM 1340 in Bowling Green, WNBS-AM 1340 in Murray, WLYE-FM 94.1 in Glasgow, and WLXO-FM 96.1-FM in Lexington. The show will also air on the Internet at myhuntingandfishing.com.

The idea of revising the radio show came about because of the sheer number of people calling with questions during the special 'Kentucky Afield' television call-in shows. During last week's fishing call-in show, more than 400 people called.

'The first time we did a call-in for the television show, we had hundreds of callers,' Farmer noted. 'Even with 15 people answering phones, we'd get a call just as soon as we put the phone down. People obviously find fish and wildlife issues important and want to talk about them.'

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett said the show is yet another way the department can educate and inform the public. 'The best thing about this is that it's an opportunity for people to get real-time information from the experts,' he said.

'The great thing about Kentucky Afield Radio is that our guests will include people who work for the department ' they're the authorities,' added Scott Moore, branch manager for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's broadcast unit. 'Who better to tell you about muskies than the guy who put them in the lake''

For more information on the show and to hear a rare recording of the department's first radio broadcast from 1947, visit fw.ky.gov on the Internet, then click onto 'Kentucky Afield' then 'radio.'

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, has an economic impact to the state of $4.8 billion annually. For more information on the department, visit our web site at fw.ky.gov.


Media Contact:
Scott Moore (800) 858-1549, ext. 432
 


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