People

Host of The Jazzman Show

Andy "Jazzman" Smith comes up from Nashville, bringing one of the South's most extensive record collections and an incredible passion for jazz each Sunday afternoon. Listeners can call Andy Smith at (615) 797-9048.

Host of The Eisenhower Hour

Dr. Bob Lochte was the producer of the award-winning Christmas in the Fifties and is the host and producer of The Eisenhower Hour. "I've been developing this concept for about ten years," Lochte said. "It took me that long to collect the...

Host of Café Jazz

Dr. Brian Clardy is an assistant professor of history and Coordinator of Religious Studies at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. His academic research hs been published in "The Tennessee Historical Quarterly," The Journal of Church...

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Caleb O. Brown is a multimedia producer in Washington, D.C. and a researcher at the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky's free-market think tank.

Caleb’s video work has been featured on the Drudge Report, Fox Business Channel, Fox News, ABC,...

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Brewer is a writer who lives in Mayfield. She wishes we all lived in a kinder, gentler world.

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Colin Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of FLW. He's had a lifelong passion for fishing and is the main writer of the weekly FLW fishing reports, filling in for Scott and Dave when they're on the road. 

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Constance Alexander is Faculty Scholar/Arts & Humanities at Murray State University’s Teacher Quality Institute. Her books are available at the Murray State University Bookstore...

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Darlene Mazzone is president of Mazzone Communications in Paducah.  

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Dave Washburn is Director of Administrative Operations at FLW Outdoors.

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Dave Washburn is Director of Administrative Operations at FLW Outdoors.

Co-Host of The Jive House

Brad's first musical memory was dancing on a Good Humor ice cream cart to "I'm Your Boogieman" by KC & The Sunshine Band on repeat (there are pictures, no, he will not share them). An avid live music connoisseur, he spent high high school...

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Dr. Duane Bolin teaches in the Department of History at Murray State University.

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Hap Chambers is a volunteer with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Program.

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

John McMillen is the Chief Information Officer for Graves County Schools by day and a music junkie by birth. Although he has been associated with the Front Porch since 1996, acoustic, folk and bluegrass are not the only genres of music he calls...

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...

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Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. His book Murder Most Fair: The Appeal of Mystery Fiction was published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and is 

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...

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Richard Nelson is a Trigg County magistrate and Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center. He currently lives near the Roaring Springs community with his wife and children. 

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Robert Valentine is a professional Speaker, Storyteller, and Senior Lecturer at Murray State University in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Visit his website.

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A native of Virginia, Roy Helton has been a faculty member in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State since, as he says, “students wrote their essays on clay tablets.” He is also currently the Coordinator of the Humanities...

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Scott Ellison is a lifelong fisherman and FLW College Fishing Promotions Manager. 

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Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student  in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck,...

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Dr. Zackery Heern is a Middle East Specialist in the Department of History at Murray State.