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Prepare for lift-off at the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go. Mark your calendars for Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., when we show Missile to the Moon (1958) and an episode from the serial Lost Planet (1953).

These are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. These short nuggets of news are presented free of ads and free of annoying pop-ups - thanks to contributions from KPR listener-members. Learn more about becoming a KPR listener-member.

From the 1940's through the mid 1980's, the "Pleasant Valley Gang" filled the early morning airways with live music on WIBW Radio 580 in Topeka. (Photo Courtesy WIBW)

Live music on the radio has a long history in Kansas.  Now, two Kansas City area musicians, Kelley Hunt and David Basse, are finding new ways to reach listeners during the COVID era.

On this edition of Conversations, Sarwat Chadda talks with host Dan Skinner about “City of the Plague God.” Chadda is a first-generation Muslim immigrant who swapped a career in engineering for a new one as a writer. His previous novels include “Devil’s Kiss,” the award-winning Indian mythology-inspired “Ash Mistry” series, and the epic high-fantasy “Shadow Magic” trilogy (using the name Joshua Khan).

Here are the area headlines, as compiled by KPR news staffers. These headlines are free of ads and pop-ups thanks to contributions from KPR listener-members. Learn more about becoming a KPR listener-member.

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COVID-19 canceled spring break, but K-State students will get a day off to help prevent burnout.

The House is formally transmitting the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump tot he Senate, setting the stage for the trial in that chamber the week of Feb. 8. Watch the ceremony live.

Here are the area headlines, as compiled by KPR news staffers. These headlines are free of ads and pop-ups thanks to contributions from KPR listener-members. Learn more about becoming a KPR listener-member.
 

On this edition of Conversations, Nick Braccia talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, “Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the Sopranos Fan.” Braccia is a Cannes Lions and Clio-Winning writer, director, and producer. From rating all of the "wacks," to a top forty review of music featured in the series, the book takes a deep dive into the world of the Sopranos. 

File photo of the Max Kade Center, adjacent to Kansas Public Radio, at the University of Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large part of the KPR listening area, including Topeka, Junction City and Manhattan.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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