June 8, 2004

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Contact: Dan Lara, University Relations, (785) 864-8855.

Kansas Public Radio to broadcast former President Ronald Reagan's funeral live

LAWRENCE -- Kansas Public Radio will carry live coverage of former President Ronald Reagan's state funeral Wednesday, June 9, and Friday, June 11, in Washington, D.C.

Although specific broadcast times have not yet been determined, the broadcast will cover many of the following events (times approximate):

--5:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Live coverage of the service in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.

--10 a.m. CDT Friday: Live coverage begins of the national funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral.

--10:30 a.m. CDT Friday: National funeral service begins at the National Cathedral.

--12:45 p.m. CDT Friday: Motorcade departs the National Cathedral.

--1:45 p.m. CDT Friday: Aircraft bearing Reagan's casket departs from Andrews Air Force Base.

KPR, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on KANU 91.5-FM in Lawrence, KANH 89.7-FM in Emporia, KANV 91.3-FM in Olsburg-Junction City and K210CR 89.9-FM in Atchison.

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