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Kakie Urch

Education Background: 
M.A. University of Kentucky
B.A. Unviersity of Kentucky
Specialty Areas: 
Multimedia
Social Media
Revolutionary Media
Kakie Urch

 
Kakie Urch's academic experience and research has been focused on human, analog, and digital delivery systems including bodies, printing presses, avatars and code from the 4th century BCE to the future. New York dropped, Kentucky raised, she has worked in editor, web and multimedia news management roles for Fortune 500 media entities for 25 years. She was one of the founders, in 1988, of the University of Kentucky's renowned student-run radio station, WRFL and in 2015, Lexington Community Radio's WLXL-LPFM and WLXU-LPFM. She also has experience in Hollywood in pre-production on films including "Terminator Salvation," "Seven Pounds," "Soul Men," and Miracle at Santa Anna." 
 
 
An engaged classroom and experiential teacher, Urch leads courses overseas to locales including London and Dublin. She was heavily involved in the school's work in Zambia and Botswana, where she worked on the Newspaper in Education project and delivered training to African print, radio, web, and television journalists. Her current service work as program director of Lexington Community Radio's two new LPFM stations (one English, one Spanish) has seen her training more than 100 members of the Lexington community to be radio programmers. As program director, she is developing the program rosters for the stations serving primarily African-American and Latino listeners. 

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760-660-0803

kakie.urch@uky.edu