WKMS News http://wkms.org en WKMS Documentary Wins National Journalism Award http://wkms.org/post/wkms-documentary-wins-national-journalism-award <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Society of Professional Journalists (</span>SPJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) announced today that the </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News Documentary “Kentucky Dam – Power for the People” produced by Todd Hatton and Chad </span>Lampe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is a recipient of a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-dam-power-people">Listen to the documentary, Kentucky Dam: Power For The People</a>.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:27:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 39930 at http://wkms.org WKMS Documentary Wins National Journalism Award Media Release: WKMS News Wins Five First Place Awards http://wkms.org/post/media-release-wkms-news-wins-five-first-place-awards <p>The Kentucky Associated Press awarded WKMS five first place radio broadcaster awards of excellence this year. Radio stations across the Commonwealth participated in the 2014 Kentucky Associated Press Awards competition.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:50:37 +0000 Jenni Todd 39594 at http://wkms.org Listen to WKMS News Documentary 'Western Kentucky Coal: Places, People, and Power' http://wkms.org/post/listen-wkms-news-documentary-western-kentucky-coal-places-people-and-power <p><strong><em>Debuting Sunday, September 1 at 9 am</em></strong></p><p>The words "Kentucky Coal" often summon images of the blackened faces of miners emerging from the dark pits of the eastern mountains. In fact, coal mining in the Commonwealth began long before, in the Western Coal Fields of the 1820s. Ever since, from the first mines of McLean's Drift Bank in Muhlenberg County, to the massive operations beneath many western counties, coal has been a major part of our region's life, its politics, and its economy.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.jennmar.com/">Made possible with the underwriting support of Jennmar</a>.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:24:19 +0000 Matt Markgraf 34358 at http://wkms.org Listen to WKMS News Documentary 'Western Kentucky Coal: Places, People, and Power' Media Release: WKMS News presents Kentucky Dam Power for the People http://wkms.org/post/media-release-wkms-news-presents-kentucky-dam-power-people <p>Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the second program in its “Sounds Good Documentary Series” with a re-airing of Kentucky Dam Power for the People on Tuesday, June 25 at noon, during the second hour of Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. The special hour-long documentary underwritten, in part, by Hunter Marine of Nashville and Paducah, first aired Sunday, June 3, and chronicles the Dam’s inception, construction, and impact on the region through human stories. A soundtrack of music and archival newsreels help set the scene for the documentary.</p><p><a href="http://wkms.org/programs/kentucky-dam-power-people">Click here for the documentary's program page</a>.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:00:26 +0000 Jenni Todd 32034 at http://wkms.org Media Release: WKMS News presents Kentucky Dam Power for the People WKMS News Presents "Kentucky Dam: Power for the People" 6/2 http://wkms.org/post/wkms-news-presents-kentucky-dam-power-people-62 <p>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News continues its Sounds Good Documentary Series with its latest offering, <em>Kentucky Dam: Power for the People</em>. The hour-long program debuts Sunday, June </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 9:00 a.m. The Kentucky Dam is the Tennessee Valley Authority's largest at 8,500 ft. long moves more than a million cubic feet of water per second.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 16:15:05 +0000 Matt Markgraf 31783 at http://wkms.org WKMS News Presents "Kentucky Dam: Power for the People" 6/2 WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail http://wkms.org/post/wkms-premieres-west-kentucky-high-iron-story-four-rivers-rail <p>Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the first program in its new “<em>Sounds Good </em>Documentary Series” with the airing of&nbsp;<em>West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m.</p><p>The hour-long documentary takes listeners around the four rivers region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this&nbsp;method of transportation has touched people’s lives. Rail historian Cliff Downey and WKMS Producer Todd Hatton connect the segments with reflections recorded while riding the historic “City of New Orleans” Amtrak line from Carbondale, IL to Fulton, KY.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:06:07 +0000 Jenni Todd 28641 at http://wkms.org WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday http://wkms.org/post/gun-control-forum-sounds-good-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us for a special one hour Sounds Good forum on Gun Control, with host Chad </span>Lampe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Friday morning panel discussion airs from 11:00 to 12:00 and includes four stake-holders in the current gun control debate, along with your questions.</span></p><p><strong>When: Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m.</strong></p><p><strong>Who:</strong></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:16:57 +0000 Chad Lampe 28311 at http://wkms.org Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday