Brandon Tabor

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years.  I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP. 

I interned at Noalmark Broadcasting in Hot Springs working for KLAZ and KBHS (now owned by US Stations).  After graduating with a Master’s degree closer to home at A-State in Jonesboro, I spent years volunteering with KLEK-LP before becoming the Morning Edition host here at KASU. 

I’m a pianist at my home church in Wynne, I love to design websites in my spare time, and my favorite food is Ham & Cheese.

A new study from personal finance website WalletHub has ranked all of Arkansas' school districts based on how equally their funding is distributed per student.

The study on Wednesday measured the 235 districts based on the average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per student.

Valley View School District was near the bottom of the list, coming in at 234. 

Updated 6:42 A.M. 7/10/20:  Missouri State Highway Patrol at midnight cancelled the Amber Alert for Genesis and Samuel Pardon, saying they were found safe in Miami, Oka.  The suspect, 35-year-old Hilda Melendez, is in custody.

The death of George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked outrage across the country, especially within the African-American community.

Protests have taken place in many cities, including in Jonesboro.  On Sunday evening, a March for Justice rally took place along Caraway Road.

Courtesy / Jonesboro Police Department

On Sunday, after his daily coronavirus response briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson declared a state of disaster in the City of Jonesboro, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Saturday evening. The twister hit the city's main commercial district and several neighborhoods causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Updated 3/21/20 1:04 PM

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 118 cases of COVID-19 in the state, 22 of those come from Cleburne county near the KASU listening area.  Here is the latest map from the Arkansas Department of Health:

City of Jonesboro officials have confirmed to KASU News that Craighead County has its first reported case of the coronavirus.

Craighead County sent and email to KASU News around 11:47 A.M. on Thursday.  It was a joint statement with County Judge Marvin Day and Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perin confirming the case: