Page 1 : Letter from the Editor
Page 2 : Chairman's Corner
Page 3 : Thank You Friends
Page 4 & 5: The People At CKRE
Page 6 : Program Notes
Page 7 : New Listeners
Page 8 : Volunteer News
Sincerely, Margaret Chase
Tom White is no stranger to our listeners. He's been with CKRE over eighteen months, and he can be heard reading Sports on Mondays and Fridays
-- and until just recently on Wednesdays too. Nor is Tom a stranger to the sports world. After graduating from UK with a degree in Journalism he embarked on a career as a sports writer. Some ten years later he moved into publicity with the US Trotting Association in Columbus, Ohio. From 1975 to 89 he was publicity director for the Red Mile in Lexington, where he continues to work part-time. And in the early 90s he took on the challenge of publicity director for the Little Brown Jug (harness racing's biggest event) in Ohio,
Born and raised in Indiana, Tom married his college sweetheart Frankie, and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Tom has many hobbies and interests, and he especially enjoys his grandchildren and family vacations. He is also active in church and is a Donovan Scholar. So we consider ourselves lucky that he finds time in his busy life for reading Sports at CKRE.
Jim Barton has a great voice, which is no surprise because Jim is the owner of Barton Voice, providing corporate and commercial voice-over recordings. You may have heard him on KET -- he makes their underwriter announcements for the Nova series. He's also been involved with many other ventures including five years as Public Address
Announcer for the KY Thoroughblades.
In 1993 Jim, his wife Sharon, and their two children moved to Lexington from Chicago. We are glad they did.
Back in the 80's Jim used to read for a Chicago service like CKRE. So please tune into CKRE Sports at 12.30pm each Tuesday -- we think you will agree that the Windy City's loss has been our gain.
Carl Frey is a native of Louisville. He is married with a son Jeff, and three daughters - who have the neatest names: Paige, Alycia and Dayna - as well as 9 grandchildren. He has a BA in Business Administration from Bellarmine College; and during his 33 year career with Valvoline Oil he rose through the ranks in sales and then marketing to become Senior Vice President of Valvoline, and President of Valvoline Car Care Products (Automotive Chemicals). Carl was the original chairman of the Indy Car Sponsor's Council, and closer to home he served ten years as Chairman of the Bluegrass State Games.
Carl tells us he especially enjoys golf, as well as traveling and reading. And since he retired in 1996 he and his wife Rosemary divide their time between Venice, Florida and Lexington.
Carl joined CKRE this past July, after reading about us in the Herald Leader. He's now reading Sports for us on Wednesday mornings - and with his great voice, Carl is one more reason for you to listen to CKRE.
Clint Collins is from Cincinnati. He
has been at UK since 1996 where he
teaches philosophy of education in the Dept of Educational Policy Studies. He earned his PhD from Indiana University, and he and his wife Georgia have a son, two daughters and two granddaughters.
Clinton has always enjoyed reading newspapers and reading aloud, but he hadn't heard of CKRE until earlier this spring when he read about it in a UK publication. Well, we're pleased he did, because he's also an avid UK basketball fan, enjoys tennis, biking and walking - which means he brings a good all round knowledge and interest to our Thursday Sports Program.
Tom Dixon - Besides many other responsibilities, Tom reads Sports for us on Saturday mornings. A native of Lexington, Tom and his wife Ruth have four daughters, one son and eight grandchildren in Lexington and Orlando. He is a Navy Veteran, and former Chief Enforcement Officer for the State Insurance Department. And he's also been in the horse business many years. As the owner of Dixon Adjusters, Inc. he has handled many equine claims, including such famous horses as Secretariat and Alydar.
Tom previously volunteered at Central Baptist Hospital where he earned his 1000 hour pin. However, we can tell you he has earned that -- and more -- at CKRE. He started as a reader in 1996. He is also a member of the CKRE Executive Committee which is responsible for the management and operation of the studio. And as the Chairman of the Board of CKRE he played a major role in getting part of our morning broadcast onto Library Channel 20 -- on Insight Cable Television.
And if you tune in at 10am each Saturday, you will not only hear a half hour of Sports on CKRE you get to hear Tom's well-known closing line: "Be good sports ............... fans!"
Al Crabb needs no introduction for many of our regular listeners. He not only founded and started CKRE in 1990, he continues to read and volunteer numerous hours in the studio. He's also our Sunday Sports reader.
A retired English professor with a unique and amusing sense of humor, he is a "wordsmith" with a flair for spinning a yarn and giving dramatic readings of "Letters to the Editor."
In a recent interview he claimed (his choice of words) many of the following facts are true!! He had a double major in college of English and Chemistry, but when the Army tried to send him to chemical warfare school, he left the laboratory and headed for books. And in the same interview, when asked for details about his poetry writing (again in his own words) he remarked that he had once written a limerick that won him a T-shirt. He also indicated that although he may never get rich on poetry, at least he'll still have the shirt on his back.
So what -- you may wonder -- does Al do when he's not reading or writing, or entertaining the folk CKRE? Well the answer is he and his wife Lucy go off globe trotting to such distant places as Egypt, Antarctica and the Amazon. They have been to over 65 countries, and during the course of this interview he also mentioned he's planning to visit Croatia, Sicily and other places - and that maybe CKRE listeners might like to take up a collection so he can retire to Venice, Italy, and become a glass blower as a way to utilize some of his hot air!!
And that was a look at our CKRE Sports Readers. We hope you enjoyed meeting them, as much as we enjoy working with them.
TELEVISION BROADCAST - CKRE's two hour reading of the Lexington Herald Leader can now be heard on Library Channel 20 -- that's on Insight Cable TV -- Monday through Saturday from 8am to 10am. Earlier this year, thanks to the generosity of Good Samaritan Foundation, Pearle Vision Foundation and many other "Friends of CKRE," we began this new service for the benefit of any visually and physically disabled member in our community. The Lexington Public Library kindly provides us with access to their Library Channel 20, and the Lexington Herald Leader continues their support by providing us with complimentary copies of the paper.
INTOUCH NETWORK - As most of our listeners already know, each afternoon and throughout the night CKRE provides readings of national newspapers and other national publications through our affiliation with InTouch Network in New York. A full lineup is listed in our CKRE Program Guide, however, we draw listeners' attention to a change in the Program Guide for the following InTouch programs.
SATELLITE LINK - Thanks again to a grant from The Good Samaritan Foundation we have been able to purchase digital equipment so that CKRE may continue to access InTouch programming for our listeners. We apologize to our listeners for the occasional interruptions to our broadcast during the past weeks. These were due to the installation process being carried out, and Central Kentucky Radio Eye appreciates and thanks WUKY for helping us with this conversion project.
And also a warm welcome to Cardinal Hill Adult Day Health
and the Wesley Village Residents
Gene Radin - Gene read Sports on Thursdays for many years. He has now retired owing to other commitments. Thank you Gene for all your help. You were always there, come rain or shine. And by the way, we never knew you were a poet too!
Editor: Margaret Chase
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CKRE Board of Directors|
Tom Dixon, Chairman
Margaret Chase, Secretary
Dr Dan Fulks, Treasurer
Jeff Franklin, Linda Gorton, Marge Holmes,
Maggie Johnson, Jim Kemp,
Cheryl Neff, Herb Pettersen
CKRE Executive Committee|
Tom Dixon, Chairman of the Board
Margaret Chase, Executive Director
Joyce McGuire, Office Manager
Dr Dan Fulks, Treasurer