KASU-FM, the non-profit radio service of Arkansas State University, will present “Highway 49 Revisited,” a five-part radio series examining business growth along Highway 49 from the Hilltop area of Jonesboro through Brookland to Paragould. These half-hour programs will be broadcast on 91.9 FM and streamed live at www.kasu.org<http://www.kasu.org> Monday through Friday, April 9 through April 13, at 8:20 a.m. each day.
More businesses are expected to line Highway 49 as the Craighead County Fairgrounds and the NEA Baptist Hopsital near completion. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with owners of two businesses on Hilltop as part of the Highway 49 series.
In our second part of our Highway 49 series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the plans for the new NEA Baptist Hospital that is being built on the highway. Reaves talks with Administrator Paul Betz in this report.
KASU's Johnathan Reaves has been working on an extensive series of stories about the major construction and development going on along Highway 49 on Jonesboro's north side. The series starts Monday, with a new story each day at 7:30 a.m., during Morning Edition. Marty Scarbrough talked with Johnathan about this series. Here is their conversation....