• 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. 

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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...

  • WKMS Volunteer

    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.