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We're all About Community
Meet The River Country 107.9 FM Team
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    Connie Crabtree
    WKYR'S OWNER
    Talk Around Town Hostess Mon - Fri 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Don Johnson - Morning/Afternoon Host
    "Over 42 years & going strong"
    LIVE News & Weather & Music Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM LIVE Swap-Shop 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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    Neal Poindexter
    Host
    Talk Around Town Host on Fridays. Sunday Program Host 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Terry Murphy
    Host
    The Burkesville Bluegrass Show Sunday Nights 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Dennis Sells
    Voice of the Panthers / Host
    Panther Sports Hour Wednesday Nights 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM September through May
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    Corey Patterson
    Voice of the Panthers / Host
    Panther Sports Hour Wednesday Nights 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM September through May
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    Heather Stalcup
    Sales Executive/Hostess
    Ad Sales - Cumberland Co Talk Around Town Hostess Mon - Fri 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Carla S. Bush
    Sales Executive
    Ad Sales - Clinton Co, Monroe Co Occasional Hostess
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    Charly Embry
    Board Operator
    UK Sports
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    Sean Jesse
    Board Operator
    High School Sports
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    Liza Tucker
    Office Manager
    Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Karen Ford Proctor
    Hostess
    Sunshine Gospel Hour Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
WKYR-AM FIRST SIGNED ON THE AIR ON DEC. 15, 1975 PLAYING "I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS" BY BING CROSBY.  THE 1000-WATT STATION WAS LOCATED AT 1570 ON THE AM DIAL AND WAS KNOWN AS "CUMBERLAND COUNTRY".  OWNERS WERE A GROUP OF LOCAL BUSINESSMEN INCLUDING, RAY MULLINIX, MACK JOHNSON, HOWARD POINDEXTER, BOB GALLAGHER AND SILAS NORRIS, WITH MULLINIX SERVING AS GENERAL MANAGER.  THE FM STATION WAS GRANTED BY THE FCC IN MARCH 1998 AND PROGRAMMING WAS SIMULCAST ON 98.5 FM AND 1570 AM.  SADLY, MULLINIX PASSED AWAY AND HIS WIFE, LIBBY ASSUMED OPERATIONS. ​

River Country is a community based radio station operating under the guidelines established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), broadcasting area. We Proudly announce the local news and events in Burkesville, Kentucky.

IN 2004, THE STATION WAS LEASED TO JESSIE CRABTREE AND THEN PURCHASED BY HER 3 YEARS LATER.
  LOCAL SPORTS, A GOSPEL HOUR AND A 30 MINUTE 'LOCAL EVENT' TALK SHOW WAS ADDED TO THE PROGRAMMING, IN ADDITION TO A NEW STATION IDENTITY:  "RIVER COUNTRY 107.9". WKYR WAS SOLD TO CONNIE CRABTREE IN MAY 2015.  SHE CONTINUES TO SERVE CUMBERLAND COUNTY BY PROVIDING LOCAL PROGRAMMING, FUN CONTESTS AND UP TO DATE NEWS AND WEATHER INFORMATION 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. 


 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATION, CONTACT CONNIE CRABTREE (270)433-7191.

LISTENING   SCHEDULE​​
PROGRAMS INCLUDE: 
ABC NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, KNN NEWS, WEATHER, COMMUNITY CALENDAR, LOCAL SPORTS,

UK WILDCAT BASKETBALL, RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING, SPECIAL PROGRAMS
  1. MONDAY-FRIDAY
    DON JOHNSON - HOST
    6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    RIVER COUNTRY MORNING SHOW
  2. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    DON JOHNSON - HOST
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    WKYR'S SWAP SHOP LIVE CALL-IN SHOW
  3. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    KAREN FORD PROCTOR - HOSTESS
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    SUNSHINE GOSPEL HOUR LIVE CALL-IN SHOW
  4. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    NETWORK PROGRAMMING
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    LIVE MUSIC
  5. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    DON JOHNSON - HOST
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    MIDDAY UPDATES
  6. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    CONNIE, HEATHER, & NEAL - HOSTS
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    TALK AROUND TOWN LIVE TALK SHOW
  7. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    NETWORK PROGRAMMING
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    LIVE MUSIC
  8. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    DON JOHNSON - HOST
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    AFTERNOON UPDATES
  9. MONDAY - FRIDAY
    NETWORK PROGRAMMING
    4:30 PM - EVENING
    LIVE MUSIC
  10. SUNDAY
    NEAL POINDEXTER - HOST
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    LOCAL RELIGIOUS/CHURCH SERVICES
  11. SUNDAY
    TERRY MURPHY - HOST
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    THE BURKESVILLE BLUEGRASS SHOW LIVE CALL-IN SHOW
  12. WEDNESDAY
    COREY & DENNIS - HOSTS
    ( SEP - MAY ) 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    PANTHER SPORTS HOUR
Listening Audience