KASU will host a new weekly regional connections program

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KASU-FM, the public radio station of Arkansas State University, will premiere a one-hour weekly radio program Aug. 4, titled “A-State Connections.”

The new series will inform listeners how Arkansas State University is connecting to people in the region, across the state and around the world. The program will be broadcast each Saturday at 11 a.m. on 91.9 FM and streamed at this link.

“Over KASU’s 60-plus years on the air, we have been billed as ‘the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University.’ This new program branches off of that idea of ‘service,’ by sharing the different ways that A-State is impacting our region,” new KASU Manager Mark Smith said. “We have groundbreaking research going on throughout the A-State System. We have faculty members writing fascinating books. We have outstanding arts and entertainment events. We want to share all of this on KASU, not only for our listeners on 91.9 FM, but also for others who access KASU online, through the NPR app, through a smart speaker, or who follow us on social media.”

KASU news director Johnathan Reaves will host the program and other KASU staff members will also produce content for the radio show.

“I am excited to host this show every week,” Reaves said. “There are many amazing stories to tell regarding the impact that Arkansas State University is making across the region and the state. We want to be able to tell those stories.”