KASU, the public media service of Arkansas State University, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of what has become its flagship radio program, “Arkansas Roots,” with a commemorative concert in December.
KASU program director Marty Scarbrough, station manager Mark Smith and former station manager Mike Doyle have been gearing up for the event for months. The trio announced plans for the upcoming concert during a broadcast of Arkansas Roots in August.
The concert is scheduled for Dec. 2, which will be the 10th anniversary of the premiere of “Arkansas Roots.” The show began as a music program featuring songs by Arkansas-connected musicians from the past and the present in virtually all musical styles and genres.
While the show today still includes music, it has evolved into a magazine-type program with multiple features regarding Arkansas’ music, arts and culture. “Arkansas Roots” is heard from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays on 91.9 FM and at KASU.org.