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Interview with ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars to air on WASU

WASU’s weekly morning program, Wake Yosef Up, will air an interview with three stars of the popular reality television series “Duck Dynasty” Thursday.

The show will feature a half-hour-long interview with Phil, Kay and Alan Robertson. Phil Robertson is the creator of the Duck Commander duck call and CEO of the family business. His wife, Kay, and other adult children hold different business roles, but Alan left the duck call business to pursue a life as a preacher.

“We tossed around the idea because we are the morning show and we’re supposed to attract numerous different fan bases,” said Bradlee Mikeska, sports director for WASU. “We figured ‘Duck Dynasty’ is a show that most people around here at least know the name of.”

WASU hosts considered the idea of having the reality stars in for an interview in February. After keeping in touch with “Duck Dynasty” managers through the summer – while the stars shot season two of the television show – Christian Morgan, station manager for WASU, got a phone call two weeks ago asking when the station could meet with the Robertson family.

Morgan said he sees the interview as perfect for WASU’s demographic.

“We’ve talked to them before and it’s very laid back, very conversational, so we expect the same coming into this.” Morgan said.

The crew plans on bringing other cast members onto the show, including Si and Jase Robertson, later in the year.

Wake Yosef Up airs on 90.5 FM WASU Thursdays from 8-10 a.m.

Story: LOVEY COOPER, Senior A&E Reporter

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