50 years http://wkms.org en 50 Years Later: The Sunday Night that Forever Changed Music http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-sunday-night-forever-changed-music <p>Fifty years ago this Sunday (February 9, 2014), four mop-topped lads from Liverpool took to a television stage and changed the world. The Beatles made their stateside debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in three consecutive headlining performances to great anticipation and fanfare, drawing over 73 million viewers and launching the 'British Invasion.' Commentator and Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on their first performance and its cultural impact over 50 years.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:50:40 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 38506 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: The Sunday Night that Forever Changed Music 50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-remembering-assassination-president-john-f-kennedy <p>On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through a plaza of onlookers in Dallas, Texas. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on his parents' memories of the day.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:41:34 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 36794 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 Years Later: September Mourn, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-september-mourn-sixteenth-street-baptist-church-bombing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">50 years ago this Sunday, an explosion at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama killed four little girls in an act of racially motivated terrorism, marking a turning point in the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Civil Rights Movement. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian </span>Clardy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reflects on this tragic moment, and its historical significance in contributing to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 34860 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: September Mourn, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing Kentucky Park Lodges Celebrate Golden Anniversary http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-park-lodges-celebrate-golden-anniversary <p>Half a dozen Kentucky State Park lodges are turning 50 years old this year, including Kentucky Dam Village in our region. Each of the parks will be holding special events to celebrate their golden anniversaries later this year.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:37:57 +0000 Associated Press 18554 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Park Lodges Celebrate Golden Anniversary