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Big Country Balloon Fest blows into Red Bud Park

This past weekend marked the 19th annual Big Country Balloon Fest. The festivities kicked off on Friday morning and KACU’s Ashlyne Lanza was there to find out all about the event and all the fun in store.
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Terry Bradshaw Talks “Faith, Football and Family”

Football icon, sports analyst and speaker, Terry Bradshaw paid a visit to the Key City for Global Samaritan Resources’ annual benefit event. Hundreds arrived for the event to hear Bradshaw speak on “football, faith and family.” KACU student reporters, Savanah Silva and Ashlyne Lanza spoke to attendants about why they chose [...]

“Calling Me Home”: A Conversation With Julie Kibler

KACU’s Walter Walker spoke with Julie Kibler, a local author featured during this year’s West Texas Book Festival. She spoke of her new book, “Calling Me Home.” She shares about everything, from her personal connection to the story to Warner Bros. interest in turning it into a movie.
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The Impact of The Book Industry Going ‘Tech’

In our society, technology is changing everyday. The way we communicate, learn and educate is centered in our love of all things “tech.” The book market is no exception. KACU’s Breylin Becton takes a look at the booming ebook market and how it is affecting both, authors and readers.
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‘The Daytripper’ Pays A Visit To Abilene

We’ve all heard it before, everything is bigger in Texas. Every town in Texas has something great to offer and no one knows that more than Chet Garner, host of KERA’s hit show, The Daytripper.
KACU’s Meagan Freeman sat down with Chet to talk with him about his love of Texas, his addiction to barbeque and his [...]

Video: Voices from the Hill: Sandy Byers

Everyone in Abilene can tune in to 89.7 fm, but few will ever know about the lady behind the desk that makes it possible. Zane Goggans introduces Sandy Byers for the JMC Network.

Video/editing by Zane Goggans

Love Knows No Bounds

With February here, Love is in the air. Aside from the romantic aspects of Valentine’s Day there’s more to love than just flowers and hearts. KACU’s Zane Goggans with the help of Kelly Zhou, has this inspiring story of an Abilene couple with an inspiring and unusual tale of love.
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The Poet’s Corner Podcasts (Season 3)

Season 3 hosts Crystal Rae and Dave Smith
Our third season of our hit series featured more great original work from members of our community, including some excellent poetry from students at Wylie Junior High.
Poet: Audrey Vaughn
Poem-Friends
Poem-Types of Friends

Poet: Bailey and Lora
Poem-We Just Want To Be Heard (with Lora Ochoa)

Poet: Brian Fakhoury
Poem-Stages Of Youth
Poem-A [...]

Eye on Entertainment #133

Eye on Entertainment #133 – Original Air Date: 1/13/12
It’s Eye on Entertainment’s Belated New Years Special! We’re looking forward to the new year and back to the old one. Host Blane Singletary speaks with Michael Stephens about “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.,” the first play of the year for the Abilene Community Theatre. Then, we’ll [...]

The Poet’s Corner Podcasts (Season 2)

Season Two (2009-2010)
Hosted by Joshua Jones/Dave Bendinger
The second season of our hit series The Poet’s Corner features more original poems from members of the Abilene community. Some are well-seasoned poets and others are just giving writing a try. Click on the Poem titles below to hear each episode.
Poet: Marsha Harper
Poem: Death Carol
Poem: Mountain
Poem: Carol
Poem: [...]

Eye on Entertainment #132

Eye on Entertainment #132 – Original Air Date: 1/6/12
After a week off, EOE is back for the new year, and if your resolution was to take in more of the arts, you’ll have no problem doing so! KACU’s Dave Smith speaks with Bird Thomas of the Center for Contemporary Arts about the upcoming Beatnik Poetry [...]

The Poet’s Corner Podcasts (Season 1)

Season One (2008-2009) Hosted by Dave Bendinger
The first season of our hit series The Poet’s Corner features many original poems from members of the Abilene community. Some are well-seasoned poets and others are just giving writing a try. Click on the Poem titles below to hear each episode.
Poet: Al Haley
Poem: For [...]