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KET wins two awards from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)

KET was recently honored with two National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Awards, presented at NETA’s annual professional development conference, held in Baltimore, Md.

González joins KET as new Senior Director of Technology

KET recently welcomed Jorge E. González as its new Senior Director of Technology. With more than 20 years of experience in television engineering and operations, he most recently served as Vice President of Engineering at Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation, which comprises two radio and two television services, including WIPR-TV, the first educational television station in Latin America.

KET and Western Kentucky University host preview of new documentary on The Hilltoppers

Guests can screen the new documentary before it airs on KET at a preview event hosted by KET and Western Kentucky University on Monday, Oct. 10 beginning at 6:30 pm CT in WKU’s Van Meter Auditorium, the site where The Hilltoppers recorded their first song, “Trying,” in 1952. Admission is free, but reservations are requested and can be made online at KET.org/Events or by calling 502-589-3538. The documentary screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Tom Thurman as well as film participants and a special performance by The WKU Redshirts.

New KET documentary spotlights fame of Kentucky-based 1950s balladeers The Hilltoppers

During the 1950s, an unassuming quartet from Bowling Green, Ky., made the astonishing rise from college singers to national fame – culminating in 21 songs on the Top 40 charts. The Hilltoppers’ path to stardom is the subject of a new KET documentary that is rich in archival performance footage, rare home movie clips and interviews with those who knew the group best – including the group’s sole surviving original member, Don McGuire.

Kentucky Life features new theme song, plus Glema Mahr Center for the Arts and early Native American culture

KET’s Kentucky Life debuts a new theme song showcasing the musical talents of host Doug Flynn. Plus, the program travels to Madisonville’s Glema Mahr Center for the Arts and sheds light on Kentucky’s early Native American culture, the Fort Ancient people.