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Tom Martin

Producer/Host

Tom Martin is the host of Eastern Standard, a weekly radio magazine of interviews and stories about interesting people, places, and things happening in the Commonwealth.

Martin, a Morehead native, has served as news anchor for KQV Radio in Pittsburgh, a Peabody Award-winning anchor and documentarian at AP Radio Network News in Washington, D.C., as well as a news anchor for the RKO Radio Network, ABC Network News and WABC News in New York. Tom also served for five years as vacation substitute for commentator Paul Harvey. 

He hosted "The World's First Rhythm and News Show" on WVLK-Lexington and was founding program director and morning host on WRVG, the former public station at Georgetown College. 

From 2005 until 2013, Tom was the founding editor in chief for Business Lexington.

 

  • On this week’s Eastern Standard: Appalachian life as recalled by Lynch, Kentucky native and sociologist William H. Turner in his new book “Harlan Renaissance” | Nikki Finney on the 25th anniversary re-release of “Heartwood,” her acclaimed story of life in a rural community | EKU social psychology professor Matthew Winslow on ungrading education | Renowned psychiatrist and EKU Chautauqua speaker Randolph Nesse on “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings”
  • On this week’s Eastern Standard:Affrilachian life as recalled by Lynch, Kentucky native William H. Turner in his new book “Harlan Renaissance” | Nikki Finney on the 25th anniversary release of “Heartwood,” her acclaimed story of life in a rural community | EKU social psychology professor Matthew Winslow on ungrading education | Renowned psychiatrist and EKU Chautauqua speaker Randolph Nesse on “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings”
  • Hopes of a return to normal in schools have been dashed by the Delta variant. A Kentucky high school teacher shares the consequences | Collecting the voices of Eastern Kentucky activism | Tell me a story: details of The Wilmore Storytelling Festival | Untangling, unsticking local government issues by getting an artist’s take | Lexington singer-songwriter Chris Weiss has new music | Hanging out with a National Geographic Explorer
  • Hopes of a return to normal in schools have been dashed by the Delta variant. A Kentucky high school teacher shares the consequences | Collecting the voices of Eastern Kentucky activism | Tell me a story: details of The Wilmore Storytelling Festival | Untangling, unsticking local government issues by getting an artist’s take | Lexington singer-songwriter Chris Weiss has new music | Hanging out with a National Geographic Explorer
  • A half-century of having the backs of Eastern Kentucky’s vulnerable: AppalReD prepares to celebrate its 50 year legacy | A new book about the sport, culture and economics of rock climbing in the Red River Gorge | Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson on how her Casey County upbringing influences her art | Eastern Standard welcomes a new content partner: The Daily Yonder. Editor Tim Marema spells out what you’ll soon be hearing
  • A half-century of having the backs of Eastern Kentucky’s vulnerable: AppalReD prepares to celebrate its 50 year legacy | A new book about the sport, culture and economics of rock climbing in the Red River Gorge | Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson on how her E. KY. upbringing influences her art | Eastern Standard welcomes a new content partner: The Daily Yonder. Editor Tim Marema spells out what you’ll soon be hearing
  • What's at stake, what's possible as redistricting changes Kentucky's political landscape | The implications of a completed Appalachian Highway System | A visit to Lexington-based Space Tango | Depth of Field: Duane Lundy explores a writer's mind with Silas House
  • In Today's Interview, Tom Martin speaks to Bradley Barron of the Jim B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits.
  • Kentucky's political landscape, the Appalachian Highway System, Space Tango, and inside the mind of Silas House
  • Child care and the people who depend on it | As legislators propose banning its teaching, what is Critical Race Theory? | Waking up and finding yourself the state's sole PPP lender | Finding in the music of Loretta Lynn maladies that have haunted the region
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