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NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ broadcasting from Lexington Friday morning

NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep and producer Nishant Dahiya report from the Mexican border.
NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep and producer Nishant Dahiya report from the Mexican border. NPR

NPR’s flagship newscast “Morning Edition” will broadcast live from Lexington from 5 to 7 a.m. Oct. 12.

It will be a bit of a homecoming for the man behind the microphone as host Steve Inskeep is a graduate of Morehead State University, just an hour east of Lexington.

Inskeep started his radio career as a sportscaster for MSU’s public radio outlet, WMKY-FM, and was hired by NPR in 1996. He has co-hosted “Morning Edition” since 1996 and has anchored from numerous sites including, “New Orleans, Detroit, Karachi, Cairo, Houston and Tehran,” according to his NPR biography page.

Next week, according to WUKY-FM general manager Tom Godell, Inskeep will be in Central Kentucky most of the week leading up to the broadcast to report on the Nov. 6 election, particularly the 6th District U.S. Congressional race between incumbent Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath.

The Friday morning broadcast will originate from Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes at the corner of North Limestone and Loudon Avenue. According to Godell, space is limited at the bike shop and restaurant, but the public is invited.

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