The mission of WKMS is to support the educational mission of Murray State University with programming that informs, enriches and entertains listeners in western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois and northwestern Tennessee with two 24 hour schedules of radio broadcasts (FM & HD) which also stream online at wkms.org.

Our goals are:

  • To provide ethical, thoughtful, and responsive news coverage, providing listeners with a reliable destination for information;
  • To provide eclectic local and national music programming that offers depth and perspective for our audience;
  • To develop partnerships with regional institutions that share the mission of WKMS;
  • To engage our communities in the content we offer;
  • And to pursue creative, critical, and independent thought, promoting civil discourse among our staff, our communities, and our licensee, Murray State University.