Program Schedule

Holiday Playlists

Radio Eye will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Day. We will not play any regular programming, but I have put together some very special playlists for each holiday. The schedules are as follows:

Christmas Eve

8am Gift of the Magi and How Santa Claus Came to Simpson’s Bar, repeats at 12:30pm and 4pm

9am The Bird’s Christmas Carol, repeats at 5pm and 1:30am

10am American Holiday: Christmas, repeats at 6:30pm and 3am

11am A Christmas Carol, repeats at 7:30pm and 4am

1pm A Christmas Treasury, repeats at 9:30pm and 6am

2pm Christmas Eve and Angels & Other Strangers, repeated at 10:30pm

3pm Chanukah, repeated at 11:30pm and 7am

3:30pm Hollow Tree Inn, repeated at midnight


Christmas Day

7:30am – 12:30pm The Christmas Dog, repeats from 7:30pm – midnight

12:30pm – 3:30pm Miracle on 34th Street, repeats from midnight – 3am

3:30pm – 7:30pm Christmas on Jane Street, repeats from 3am – 7am


New Year’s Day

8am New Year’s on the Radio, repeats at 10pm

9am New Year’s on the Radio 2, repeats at 11pm

10am New  Year’s Day

11am – 10pm The Mermaid Chair

Midnight – 8am American Past 1947 – 1955


If you have any comments on this programming or suggestions for next year, please contact me at 859-422-6390 or


Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

Chelsey VanDyke, Studio Manager

Program Schedule

Program Changes at Radio Eye

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A big thing happened at Radio Eye last week – after months of preparation, we finally were able to split our Lexington and Louisville broadcasts! Our Louisville area listeners will now have separate programming from our Central Kentucky listeners. Both streams are available at, and on the iBlink radio app for Android phones and iPhones.

While listeners in both regions will continue to receive our most popular programs – like the Herald-Leader, Courier Journal, and Grocery Show – there are some differences in the programs. Central Kentucky listeners will hear the Herald-Leader Sports section (now at 9:30am!), while Louisville listeners will get the Courier Journal Sports section (also at 9:30) .

Local papers (such as the Danville Advocate Messenger and Oldham Era) will broadcast only to their region. For example, on Mondays, Louisville listeners can hear the Kentucky Standard at 10:30am, while Lexington listeners will hear the Mt. Sterling Advocate.

We’ve also added some new programming! The New York Times takes the place of USA Today at 1pm Monday – Friday. Jazz in Words and Music will play at noon on Wednesdays. The Disability News has now been expanded to an hour-long program.

A few people really deserve credit for this change. Doug Collins, our volunteer engineer, helped set up all the equipment changes here in the studio and in Louisville. Chelsey VanDyke set up our new playlists, and organized all the volunteers into their new reading times. A shout out also goes to Sam Bushman, who set up our Louisville internet stream through Shoutcast. Finally, Justin York helped to set up our Louisville Shoutcast stream, and when it went down, he helped to get it back online. Way to go Justin!

Thank you, everyone – and to all the volunteers who were flexible and changed their reading times and shows in order to give our listeners what they really want. We couldn’t do this without you!

~Amy Hatter

Executive Director


All changes:

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Both broadcasts

Monday: New program Body and Soul at noon

Monday – Friday: USA Today replaced with New York Times at 1pm

Monday – Sunday: Herald-Leader repeat moved to 6pm

Monday – Sunday: Courier Journal repeat moved to 8pm

Monday – Sunday: Kentucky Series moved to 12:30pm


Tuesday: New program Jazz in Words and Music at noon

Tuesday: Disability News lengthened to one-hour at 3pm

Thursday: Get Fit removed from this day

Thursday: New program Keystrokes at 3pm

Friday: Get Fit moved to noon

Saturday: Hear and There Audio Magazine moved to noon

Saturday and Sunday: Sports News moved to 9:30am

Sunday: Get Fit broadcasts at 7:30am


Lexington broadcast only

Monday and Friday: Community Update changed to Lexington Update

Monday – Friday: Sports News replaced with Herald-Leader Sports and moved to 9:30am

Monday – Sunday: All Louisville-area regional papers removed

Thursday: Business Lexington moved to noon; Louisville Business First removed from broadcast

Regional paper broadcasts:

  • Monday: Mt. Sterling Advocate

  • Tuesday: Richmond Register

  • Wednesday: Jessamine Journal

  • Thursday: Danville Advocate Messenger

  • Friday: Anderson News

  • Saturday: Woodford & Scott County News, and the Frankfort State Journal (at 10am)

  • Sunday: Bourbon and Clark County News


Louisville broadcast only

Monday and Friday: Community Update changed to Louisville Update

Monday – Friday: Sports News replaced with Courier Journal Sports and moved to 9:30am

Monday – Sunday: All regional papers moved to 10:30am

Monday – Sunday: All Central Kentucky regional papers removed

Louisville Biz First

Thursday: Louisville Business First moved to noon; Business Lexington removed from broadcast

Regional paper broadcasts:

  • Monday: Kentucky Standard

  • Tuesday: News and Tribune

  • Wednesday: Sentinel News

  • Thursday: LEO

  • Friday: Oldham Era

  • Saturday: News and Tribune, and Frankfort State Journal (at 10am)

  • Sunday: none


Program Schedule

Reading Series Schedule

*Books are read at 6 AM, 2 PM, 10 PM Monday-Friday (except on Mondays at 6 AM)*


March 18-March 25 

Bearskin to Holly Fork

Read by Bob Boldrey

Starts at 2 pm

Bearskin to Holly Fork

These are stories about Eastern Kentucky. “These stories give the smell, taste, sight and sound of Appalachia.” ~Robert O Butler. “The whole Appalachian community  of Midland, Kentucky, comes to life in this find debut collection of tough, true stories each one as hard and dark as a lump of coal.”~Lee Smith “The stories are also wistful, comical, straight-ahead stories that fall from the pen the way leaves fall from trees.”~Tom T Hall

March 26-March 31 

The Next Level: A Parable of Finding Your Place in Life

Read by Sondra Morgan

Starts at 2 pm

The Next Level

Logan engages in a life-changing pursuit for The Next Level–a fascinating parable that will help you answer some of life’s most perplexing and vital questions. Joining Logan in evaluating each level’s approach, you’ll be inspired to consider the big picture of your own life from an entirely different perspective — one that holds the key to life’s ultimate purpose. No matter where you are now, get ready to embark on your own passionate pursuit of The Next Level. 

April 1-April 8 

The Night Circus

Read by Nancy Smith

Starts at 2 pm

The Night Circus

This book goes along with Lexington Public Library’s “One Book One Bluegrass” celebration. Schedule of events is here.

 The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazement. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.


Now that you know Radio Eye's book schedule. You can plan on listening to one of our books series! 

Kathryn McBride
Marketing & Expansion Coordinator
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