Highway 49

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.

The Highway 49 series on KASU comes to a close as Johnathan Reaves takes a look at what the stretch of highway between Jonesboro and Paragould could look like in the future. 

KASU continues its Highway 49 series by talking about how the busy highway is affecting the city of Paragould.  Johnathan Reaves spoke with Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and files this report.

Highway 49 sees thousands of vehicles daily between Jonesboro and Paragould.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines what the cities are doing to manage the traffic as the Highway 49 series continues. 

KASU continues the Highway 49 series by looking at the number of jobs the NEA Baptist Hospital will bring to Jonesboro.  Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

KASU's Highway 49 series continues with a look at the new Craighead County Fairgrounds.  Johnathan Reaves speaks with President of the Fair Board Eddie Burris and files this report. 

KASU continues the Highway 49 series by going to the Brookland School District and seeing how the schools are being impacted by the growth.  Johnathan Reaves files this report.

The city of Brookland is experiencing growth as a result of Highway 49.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report as the Highway 49 series continues. 

KASU continues its Highway 49 series by focusing on the residential aspect of Highway 49.  Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

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. 

KASU's Highway 49 series continues by examining the business aspect of the highway and what kind of economic growth could come to the area in the future.  Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

Jonesboro will see exponential growth and economic development on Highway 49 North.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin in this report.

KASU continues its series on Highway 49 with a tour of the new NEA Baptist construction site.  Johnathan Reaves goes through the site and files this report.  

KASU's Highway 49 series continues with a look at NEA Baptist's New Center for Cancer Care and what this new center will mean for those diagnosed with cancer.  Johnathan Reaves files this report.  

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.

An extensive series on the changes on Highway 49 between Jonesboro and Paragould starts on KASU.  Johnathan Reaves takes a look at some of the topics that will be covered during this series. 

KASU previews Highway 49 series

Mar 9, 2012

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....