WKCTC's Own Share Kentucky History in New Podcast Season on WKMS

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PADUCAH, KY (11/28/2017) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Brent Taylor and Jason Donner are once again sharing quirky tales from Kentucky's past with the second season podcast series of "Old Kentucky Tales" on WKMS.

Taylor, a history professor, and Jason Donner, an associate professor of communication, both of Paducah, take a light-hearted and amusing look into Kentucky's history with an emphasis on Paducah and the region. This season's stories include wrecking tanks at Fort Knox, wild frontier weddings and Fake History Sponsors (unbelievable real products from yesteryear that fakely sponsor the podcast show).

"Podcasting was new technology for us when the series first started earlier this year," said Taylor. "Now in our second season, we've grown to love this format, and Jason and I enjoy every minute of just talking together, which always brings out the most amazing Kentucky stories for our listeners."

The series, which is recorded at WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) 2D and Graphic Design Building, is produced in conjunction with WKMS and recorded under the watchful eye of PSAD's Todd Birdsong, also of Paducah.

"'Old Kentucky Tales' is sure to please history lovers and history haters alike," said Birdsong, PSAD's adjunct instructor of photography and audio production. "Not only can you hear new stories with this series, but the full first season is also available to binge-listen," said Birdsong.

Taylor, Donner and Birdsong record about five to eight sessions of "Old Kentucky Tales" every couple of months. To listen to the podcast series, visit wkms.org/programs/old-kentucky-tales.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.