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R Squared 12 PM- 1 PM


 

Russell Bunner, or better known in the journalism department as “Baby Bunner.” was born and raised in Washington, W.Va., and grew up with an older brother, who fought with him every chance he got.

Russ is currently attending WVU Parkersburg, majoring in Communications with the emphasis of Public Relations. He loves the outdoors, and all that God created in it. That’s mainly why he likes bluegrass and country music. Russ can remember going camping at state parks with his family in W.Va. and singing Ricky Skaggs to Alan Jackson songs by the campfire. They still do it to this day. It just never gets old.

Russ is a big Mountaineer fan, especially basketball. He tries to never miss a game. He loves to spend time with family, whether it be going to cabins, or going fishing. Russ definitely never takes those moments for granted. And, it is always good feeling, to know that they can do these things, because some families don’t get that chance. And it seems like everywhere they go bluegrass and country music are always playing on the radio when they are hanging out.

Bluegrass music is best known for the fiddle and banjo and the up-tempo beat, which is another reason why Russ enjoys listening to it. Two of his favorite bluegrass artists are Ricky Skaggs and Bill Monroe. They just have certain tone of voice that sounds cool. Now even though Russ was not born when they were popular, he still grew up listening to them and is very fond on the music they published.

Rebecca Rhodes has always had a connection with bluegrass and old-timey music. Coming from four generations of fiddle players, it was only natural that she pick-up the stringed instrument. She shares her love of bluegrass with Dwight “Dusty” Rhodes, her grandfather. Together, they have taken the stage at various locations including: The Alpine Theatre, the Carter Fold and the Lincoln Theatre. In 2013, Dusty released “The Silent Winds of Time,” a CD featuring original songs and instrumentals.

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from WVU Parkersburg, Rebecca hopes to work with area non-profit organizations. Besides playing the fiddle, she is an avid Disney lover and enjoys collecting postcards. She loves spending time with her family whether it be enjoying a night by the campfire or attending bluegrass festivals around the state.

 

Cinema Scores 2 PM-3 PM

Tyler Malm is a broadcast student at WVU Parkersburg and a host on Cinema Scores in the City along with Josh Hughes. His interests are in many things but his main focus lies in film.

 

Country Bumpkins 4 PM-5 PM

Megan Valentine and Callie Lyons are nontraditional four-year broadcasting students on a mission!  We are both proud moms to two daughters – and thanks to them we just consider it a blessing to get through any given day.

 

Monday

Kitty and Kyle every Monday & Wednesday at 9 AM- 10 AM

 

 

 

Kitty is a senior in college studying Broadcast Journalism, and she provides the music for the show. Her favorite activities outside of being on the radio include but are not limited to: reading, playing piano, petting cats, and spending time with friends and family. Her bubbly personality will brighten your Monday and Wednesday mornings!

Kyle is a Broadcasting and Public Relations student at WVU Parkersburg. He has a variety of interests, but his goals are publishing a book/graphic novel and doing something involving broadcasting. He is also a talented cartoonist, with designs such as the WPKM Beet logo.

The Strip every Monday & Wednesday 3 PM-6 PM

The Strip on WPKM 96.3 FM-LP. The Strip offers  various types hard rock and punk hosted by Prof. Crites.
The Break Room every Monday & Thursday 7 PM- 8 PM
James Liebau

Handsome, intelligent, funny, sociable, kind.  These words all describe the man that is James Liebau.  A native West Virginian, he is a journalism and business administration student pursuing a career in the sports’ field.  He listens to Christmas music year-round, hates roller coasters, and works as a bellman at a hotel.

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben

Twitter: @jaliebau11

Nostalgia 8 PM- 9 PM

A blast from the not-so-distant past, and you could say it is “something only 90’s kids will remember.” Nostalgia is a show dedicated to the hits of the late 90’s and early 2000’s.

The show will host segments like: Where Are They Now, Bring it Back, and Remember This. Expect to hear about everything you thought you forgot about, from Furbies to Snap Bracelets.

Nostalgia throws you back to a simpler time, with your hosts Kyle and Strawberry.

Kyle is a Broadcasting and Public Relations student at WVU Parkersburg. He has a variety of interests, but his goals are publishing a book/graphic novel and doing something involving broadcasting. He is also a talented cartoonist, with designs such as the WPKM Beet logo.

Jessica Fields aka Strawberry Fields is getting her bachelors degree in Broadcasting at WVU Parkersburg. After graduation, she hopes to work for PBS. Maybe someday, HGTV. She is passionate about the environment, and adopted an elephant on National Elephant Day.

Tuesday

The Breakfast Club 10 AM- 11 AM

Saturday

Straight Out of Seoul 10 PM – 11 PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DJ: Sterling

Sterling is a college junior who is majoring in Journalism and Broadcasting with a focus in Communication. When Sterling was a young lass, she wanted to be an astronaut but sadly she was too short. Sterling enjoys reading, watching tv shows (and never finishes them) and listening to podcasts. Sharks and owls are her favorite animals.

DJ: Rosee

Rosee is a college sophomore who loves to read, advocates for self-love and suicide prevention, and obsesses over elephants. She is studying Journalism and Broadcasting and hopes to broadcast in radio. Outside of school and radio, she spends time with family and friends, has a part-time job, and takes pictures of her dog and 13 cats.

 

Broadway 11 AM- 12 PM

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Kitty is a senior in college studying Broadcast Journalism, and she provides the music for the show. Her favorite activities outside of being on the radio include but are not limited to: reading, playing piano, petting cats, and spending time with friends and family.

Jessica Fields aka Strawberry Fields is getting her bachelors degree in Broadcasting at WVU Parkersburg. After graduation, she hopes to work for PBS. Maybe someday, HGTV. She is passionate about the environment, and adopted an elephant on National Elephant Day.

Random Insanity Wednesday 5 PM- 6 PM & Friday 7 PM- 8 PM

If you are wondering about what this show is, the name of the show explains it all: random insanity. Ivan, the show’s host, has a very calm and soothing voice. We cover everything from international music, to the chicken farm WVU Parkersburg owns, to letters with Dear Random Insanity (which is the most honest advice you will ever hear). Random Insanity is all fiction! However, in the event that some truth is told, it will be by accident.

The Hurry Up Wednesday 6 PM- 7 PM

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Introducing “The Hurry Up” to the WPKM lineup of original programming, Josh Hughes and Tyler Bennett give their thoughts on the hottest topics in sports. When not discussing those topics, Hughes and Bennett will turn back time and go into detail about history-making moments in sports that everyone remembers. Listen as Hughes and Bennett test the limits of their sports knowledge in a weekly round of “Hurry Up” trivia. You won’t want to miss a moment of the action.

Thilbert’s Fun Facts  1 PM- 2 PM

The DJ (Thilbert) is Tyler Hilbert a freshman in his second semester at WVU Parkersburg. Tyler lives in Ripley, WV and loves his hometown immensely. He is a Broadcast/Journalism major and hopes to one day become a news anchor. His inspiration for the music played on the show comes from the genres of music he likes. An interesting fact about Tyler is that he was the Ripley High School Viking mascot for two years!

Tyler also has a great love for animals and owns two cats, one dog, and a rabbit. This show offers a great changeup of the music played here and a new personality. We hope here at WPKM that you will not only enjoy this show, but maybe you might learn something from it as well.

On the Beet  5 PM – 6 PM

Bio coming soon!!

90’s Dance Party 7 PM – 8 PM

Bio coming soon!!

Renegade Radio with Prof. Crites  9 PM- 12 AM

Renegade Radio is a hard rock, punk rock and heavy metal show on WPKM 96.3 the Beet. It is hosted by the powerful and good-looking Professor Crites. The show focuses on integrating classic hard rock, punk rock and heavy metal with innovative new stuff. We strive to provide the listener with a comprehensive listening experience spanning many generations, genres, and sub-genres of hard rock, punk rock and heavy metal.

 

 

 

Midnight Marauders 11 PM – 12 AM

Bio coming soon!!