WKMS Fundraiser http://wkms.org en Win Bikes from BikeWorld in Paducah! http://wkms.org/post/win-bikes-bikeworld-paducah <p><strong>You’ve traveled far with WKMS. Now let us take you farther in style!</strong></p><p>When you pledge early, you keep our on-air fundraiser short – so you can hear more of the uninterrupted public radio programming you love. And now, as an added bonus, when you pledge before our on-air drive on April 4, you’re automatically entered into the drawing for a pair of bikes from BikeWorld of Paducah (A $1,000 value)!</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:56:15 +0000 Matt Markgraf 38953 at http://wkms.org Win Bikes from BikeWorld in Paducah! You're Invited to "A Classical Affair" http://wkms.org/post/youre-invited-classical-affair <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">We're looking for angels to make history in Murray!</strong></p><p>Join WKMS&nbsp;staff and listeners for "A Classical Affair" at Oakhurst, Murray State's Presidential Residence, Thursday, February 13, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:29:29 +0000 Matt Markgraf 38083 at http://wkms.org You're Invited to "A Classical Affair" WKMS Exceeds Fundraiser Goal and Provides Food to Community Food Banks http://wkms.org/post/wkms-exceeds-fundraiser-goal-and-provides-food-community-food-banks <p>Murray, KY- Dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters topped the station’s autumn fundraising goal on Halloween Day, 2013 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this public radio service that Murray State University has provided the region, with community support, for over four decades.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:09:10 +0000 Jenni Todd 36758 at http://wkms.org WKMS Exceeds Fundraiser Goal and Provides Food to Community Food Banks FUNDRAISER GOAL MET! YOU DID IT! http://wkms.org/post/fundraiser-goal-met-you-did-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thank you all for achieving the </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> fundraising goal during the Halloween edition of Sounds Good! Everything you hear on </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> happens because of your giving. We thank volunteers, student interns, food and thank you gift providers, Rotarian partners, guests on air, and you for coming through once again. </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;can't do without you!</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:19:44 +0000 Matt Markgraf 34437 at http://wkms.org FUNDRAISER GOAL MET! YOU DID IT! Media Release: WKMS Fundraiser Exceeds Spring Goal http://wkms.org/post/media-release-wkms-fundraiser-exceeds-spring-goal <p>Murray, KY- Dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois raised $131,177 in community support this spring to maintain Murray State’s NPR Station.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:17:18 +0000 Jenni Todd 31210 at http://wkms.org Media Release: WKMS Fundraiser Exceeds Spring Goal Media Release: WKMS Spring Fundraiser Close to Goal http://wkms.org/post/media-release-wkms-spring-fundraiser-close-goal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray, KY- Over 1,000 dedicated </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> listeners and underwriters from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois have raised nearly $118,000 towards a $130,000 goal in community support this spring. </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> staff will fundraise on-air April 17 &amp; 18 to give listeners a convenient way to meet goal by calling the station toll-free at 1-800-599-4737 or clicking “Contribute Now” at wkms.org, a secure pledge page, to make a gift. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:40:53 +0000 Jenni Todd 30111 at http://wkms.org Media Release: WKMS Spring Fundraiser Close to Goal Western Kentucky Historian & Musician Featured on Sounds Good http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-historian-musician-featured-sounds-good <p>WKMS hosts a special early-bird fundraising event with live string band music in Studio A for <em>Sounds Good </em>with Tracy Ross. One of the rotating hosts of <em>Music from the Front Porch</em>, Mike Gowen, joins in to introduce old-time string music of the Purchase Region with Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey, known through Bawn in the Mash and other groups.&nbsp;</p><p>As part of today's special presentation, Nathan plays music from his historical music project titled <em>The Places I Used To Know.</em>&nbsp;The album features 10 original songs focused on Lynn’s experiences in the Jackson Purchase. All songs were written, performed, and engineered by Lynn at his farm in Heath, Kentucky. For more information visit <a href="http://nathanblakelynn.com">nathanblakelynn.com</a>.</p><p>See a video describing the album and a special fundraiser premium after the jump.</p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:01:01 +0000 Matt Markgraf 28742 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Historian & Musician Featured on Sounds Good Non-Commercial, Educational Station WKMS Fundraising Underway http://wkms.org/post/non-commercial-educational-station-wkms-fundraising-underway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray, KY. Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is engaging listeners in the first fundraiser of 2013. The on-air portion of the fund drive begins March 6 and continues through March 16 with special guests and gifts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WKMS Membership Coordinator </span>Jenni<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Todd says, “Listeners who get in touch with us, with or without a commitment, by March 5 are included in an iPad Mini Giveaway on March 6.”</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:57:13 +0000 Jenni Todd 28708 at http://wkms.org Non-Commercial, Educational Station WKMS Fundraising Underway Listeners Exceed WKMS Fall Fundraiser and New Member Goal http://wkms.org/post/listeners-exceed-wkms-fall-fundraiser-and-new-member-goal <p>Contributors to Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS, exceeded the fall fundraiser goal of $130,000 in community support on October 31, 2012. A total of 1,104 contributions came from new and renewing donors from fifteen states.</p><p>Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “WKMS set a goal of 150 new members for this fall’s membership campaign, and we are delighted to report that 175 listeners became members for the first time ever. &nbsp;Our long-standing renewing contributors are pleased to know our sustaining membership is growing.”</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:12:52 +0000 Jenni Todd 25372 at http://wkms.org Listeners Exceed WKMS Fall Fundraiser and New Member Goal Media Release: WKMS Fall Drive On a Fast Track http://wkms.org/post/media-release-wkms-fall-drive-fast-track <p>Listeners contributed over $90,000 in three weeks in September to take the fall fundraiser of Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, to within 30 percent of completing its $130,000 goal in community support. &nbsp;WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “During our on-air campaign we welcomed 120 new contributors with special gifts.” &nbsp;Todd adds, “we’ll be working with our renewing members to complete the fundraiser by mail or online, and we’re also working to add 30 more first time contributors to complete our 150 new member goal this fall.”</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:47:26 +0000 Jenni Todd 22845 at http://wkms.org Media Release: WKMS Fall Drive On a Fast Track