University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Entomology on Your FM Dial!

Extension specialists in the University of Kentucky Entomology Department bring their expertise to the radio in short radio programs produced by the College of Agriculture Communications Department. These spots are aired by public radio stations across the state.


Extension specialist reading script for a radio apot
Extension Entomologist Dr. Lee Townsend


University entomologists bring a variety of insect-related information to the airwaves. You may have heard one of our specialists on "Consumer Tips", "Plant Digest", or "Ag News". We also produce about 50 "Bug Bites" programs per year. Extension specialists also occasionally appear as guests on local radio programs. Topics range from the natural history of local insects, to practical and up-to-date tips for dealing with arthropod pests in urban and rural environments.