Who we are

Roger Duvall - Executive Producer

Tom Martin - Host/Producer

Brian Burkhart - Producer

Lillie Ruschell - Producer

Emily Hutchison - Associate Producer

Mary Meehan - Reporter 

Wendy Barnett - Engineer

Bryan Bartlett - Engineer

Robin Hicks - Research

Airing live on Thursdays from 11 AM to Noon, Eastern Standard discusses topics and concerns of the people of Central and Southeastern Kentucky 

Host Tom Martin, a network radio news veteran (AP Radio, RKO Network News, ABC News, Paul Harvey News) and Lexington Herald-Leader columnist, strives for compelling, enriching discussions with guests representing a broad range of issues and ideas. 

Topics are often introduced and discussion stimulated by the program’s reporting partner, the Ohio Valley ReSource. OVR is a regional journalism collaborative reporting on economic and social change in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, seven public media outlets across the three states have partnered to form the ReSource in order to strengthen news coverage of the area’s most important issues.

In addition to the resources of Eastern Kentucky University, Eastern Standard content partners include the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and the Lexington Herald-Leader.