People

  • 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...

  • Administrative Assistant, Rick's Kitchen Sink Producer

    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. Her hobbies include yoga,...

  • 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...

  • Host of Rick's Kitchen Sink, Co-Host of Juke Joint Shuffle

    Rick Nance came to Murray after fleeing a sordid past as a gun runner in Guatemala in the 1970s. He's a notorious graphic artist and designer (as evidenced by the photo to the left). Half the year he co-hosts Juke Joint Shuffle with his pal...

  • Host of Café Jazz and Jazz Journal

    Todd E. Hill is the Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State University. He holds both the BMEd and MMEd degrees from MSU, and an EdD from Boise State University. He held positions in the public schools of Milan, Tennessee, Northwest...

  • Morning Edition Host, Producer

    Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s...

  • Program Director, Host of Sounds Good and Beyond the Edge

    Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from...

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