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Amid Scandal, U of L Imposes Postseason Basketball Tournament Ban

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will not participate in postseason tournament play this year. U of L President James Ramsey, Athletics Director Tom Jurich and Coach Rick Pitino made the announcement on campus Friday afternoon.
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A founder and co-director of Paducah’s Lower Town Arts and Music Festival is stepping back from his position. 

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Three McCracken County High School seniors officially signed to play football at the University of Kentucky. Wells Purdom, Jake Moreland and Zyaire Hughes will join the Wildcats next academic year. The UK football team is in the Eastern Division of the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference.

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Murray State’s Theatre Department will run a production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” opening February 18 in the Robert E. Johnson Theater. Director Lissa Graham-Schneider about the play.

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An official Murray State University petition made in response to planned higher education state funding cuts is gaining traction.

 

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 1,000 people have signed the change.org petition.

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The leader of the Kentucky AFL-CIO says labor groups are ready to fight future efforts to pass what supporters call right-to-work laws.

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Kentucky 1st District Rep. Ed Whitfield’s former field director, Michael Pape, leads fundraising efforts in the race to succeed the retiring 11-term Congressman.

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Former U.S. Sen. Marlow Cook of Kentucky, a moderate Republican and one of the first GOP senators to call for the resignation of Richard Nixon, has died at age 89.

Listeners assemble!

There's something super-heroic about supporting your public radio home, and G's Comics in Murray is definitely up for the task. 

Playhouse in the Park presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Based on the classic animated film, the musical features a beautiful young mermaid who makes a bargain with an evil sea witch in order to pursue a human prince. The show is directed by Brad Brauser. 

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A revision in Kentucky law related to the disposal of mustard and nerve agent munitions at the Blue Grass Army Depot is being sought in Frankfort.  Members of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee unanimously approved the reclassification of secondary waste Wednesday.

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WKMS Battle of the Bands 2016 Open For Entries!

Does your band have what it takes? Send us your best original song by Sunday, March 6 at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize.
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[Audio] Murray State Theatre Dept. Presents "The Glass Menagerie"

Murray State’s Theatre Department will run a production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” opening February 18 in the Robert E. Johnson Theater. Director Lissa Graham-Schneider about the play.
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2016 Programming Survey

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Take the WKMS 2016 Programming Survey

This is where the "public" in public radio comes in. Share your comments about WKMS in our 2016 programming survey. Your responses can help us improve the quality of your listening and let us know what matters to you. Tell us what you think! Take the WKMS 2016 Programming Survey
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Chad Lampe Named WKMS Station Manager

Murray State President Bob Davies has named Chad Lampe as the new station manager of WKMS, effective February 1, 2016. Lampe served as the WKMS news director since 2007 and as interim station manager during the national search for the position.
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Hear Local Youth Concerts

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