Wake Up Kentucky (Radio Program)


Wake Up Kentucky #3 radio program documenting rural and urban housing needs
Wake Up Kentucky, later called Kentucky On the March, was a 15-minute weekly radio program produced by Louisville, Kentucky's WHAS and heard on eighteen other stations from 1945 to 1947 It was sponsored by the Committee for Kentucky and was part of that organization's efforts to raise awareness of the state's poor social and economic conditions and to encourage corrective actions on the part of individual citizens, and state and local government agencies Conveying hard data through skits and monologues, the issues of concern dramatized on the programs were farming, education, housing, health care, manufacturing, natural resources, taxation, labor, mine safety, welfare and the state constitution WHAS won one of the national broadcasting Peabody Awards for the programs in 1946




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