People

  • Host of Classical Encore

    John Dressler is a professor of music at Murray State University. He joined MSU in 1989 after receiving his Masters and Doctorate at Indiana University. John's areas of interest include french horn, musicology and world civilization. His...

  • Host of Juke Joint Shuffle

    John Griffin has volunteered his on-air talents on WKMS for almost 25 years. According to WKMS Program Director Mark Welch, “listeners will remember his affable announcing style and love of good music on Stateline Blues, a legacy blues program...

  • Co-Host of Music from the Front Porch, Co-Host of The Jive House

    John McMillen has been co-host Music From the Front Porch since 1996 and The Jive House since 2012. "I just enjoy a good song no matter if it is jazz, punk, blues, pop, country, bluegrass, folk, soul, funk or a mashup of all...

  • Reporter, Host of Left of the Dial, Local Host of All Things Considered

    John Null is a part-time reporter at WKMS. Beginning work at WKMS in the spring of 2013, he has since won a national Public Radio News Directors, Inc. and two Kentucky AP awards for his reporting. He lives in Murray. John also enjoys deductive...

  • Something From Nothing Host
  • Administrative Assistant

    Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

  • Host of Black Cats Jump

    Mark Welch was born in Detroit and raised in Fulton, Kentucky. He graduated from Murray State University in 1978 with a degree in Journalism/Radio-TV. Mark caught the "public radio bug" as a student host of Jazz Horizons on WKMS and has enjoyed...

  • News Director, Host of Weekend Energy

    Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in Theatre and a master's degree in Creative Writing from Murray State University. At WKMS, he's led the management of the web site, online...

  • Host of Music from the Front Porch

    Mike Gowen is a lecturer in the Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences. He visited Murray for the first time in 1988 and has called it home off and on for the last 23 years. He stays busy raising two children, Gabrielle and Jacob, two...

  • Host of Music from the Front Porch

    Nick Morris is a Recreation Agreement Specialist with TVA's Public Outreach and Recreation organization. An MSU alumnus, Nick first moved to Murray as a student in 1998 where he was grateful to find WKMS and its rich variety of music. "I grew...

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