NAFB Intern Works with WKDZ in Kentucky

NAFB Intern at WKDZ
Allen Humphries interviews Assistant Farm
Manager for Cundiff Farms, David Fourquean.

Allen Humphries participated in the NAFB Intern Program during the month of July and early August. “Allen spent the summer learning about the Morning Ag Report and the WKDZ Country Club,” says Alan Watts (WKDZ/WHVO, Cadiz, KY). “He covered a number of events such as the Trigg County Farm Tour, the University of Kentucky Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day at the Research and Education Center in Princeton and other events.”

Humphries learned to interview field day participants and cover events through photography. Allen graduated from Trigg County High School in June 2014. He served as President of the Trigg County FFA during his senior year. Allen is now attending Hopkinsville Community College, and later plans to attend Murray State University where he plans to major in communications. He has a background in farming and agriculture. His grandfather was actively involved in farming for many years. Allen will continue learning about broadcasting at WKDZ-WHVO as a part-time producer for on-air programing. He will also be covering agriculture events and meetings. 

Alan Watts, WKDZ
Alan Watts, WKDZ

News and Farm Director Alan Watts grew up in the suburbs of Herndon, KY, and has been involved in radio since 1986. He graduated with a degree in broadcast communications from Western Kentucky University in 1990. Alan started his radio career covering farm news in Christian County, giving him the opportunity to do two things he loved, work in radio and continue his interest in farming. Alan hosts the KDZ Country Club weekdays 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Real Country 106.5 FM and Oldies 1110. He covers local city council, fiscal court, school board, and many other meetings in Trigg and Christian counties. He also covers anything and everything ag related in the new Ag Hour that is featured weekday mornings at 5:00 a.m. Addition of the AG Hour program was a dream come true for Alan. He said, “The KDZ Country Club takes the show on the road to the Kentucky Derby Museum each year to celebrate the Run for the Roses. We interview dozens of VIP’s during Derby Week, but none top world-famous horse jockey, Pat Day!” Alan is community-minded and goes out of his way to help community projects. He follows all aspects of politics including local, state, and national offices, and he does a weekly television/radio show with state legislators.  Alan has covered several gubernatorial inaugurations and has been involved in extensive live election coverage for 15 years on WKDZ.