Jenni Todd

Membership Director

Jenni Todd, a native of Murray, holds a degree in Music Education from Murray State University and a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University's College of Music. Equipped with knowledge and enthusiasm for fundraising and the arts, Jenni worked in donor relations and stewardship with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in Florida and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. She and her husband Matthew, daughter Susie, and Standard Poodle Lola reside in Murray and listen to WKMS all day, especially Marketplace at dinnertime. Jenni proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Murray Art Guild, plays the ukulele, and attempts to crochet scarves for loved ones at Christmastime.    

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Murray State President Bob Davies has named Chad Lampe as the new station manager of WKMS, effective February 1, 2016. Lampe served as the WKMS news director since 2007 and as interim station manager during the national search for the position.

The Ohio River Network, a regional journalism collaboration, has hired veteran journalist Jeff Young as its managing editor. 

The acclaimed Eisenhower Hour returns to the WKMS program schedule in January with host and producer "Dr. Bob" Lochte. After a two year hiatus, the fun, nostalgic journey though American popular music and culture of the Fifties will air Sundays at 1 p.m. starting January 3rd, 2016.

Listeners across the region made special year-end gifts to WKMS on “Giving Tuesday,” December 1st, and helped feed community members who need a hot nutritious meal. WKMS Staff members solicited year-end donations for the station during a special one-day drive with the help of two business partners, Independence Bank of Murray and Ashland of Calvert City. 

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Seven public media stations in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, led by Louisville Public Media, have been awarded a $445,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish an Ohio River regional journalism collaboration. 

Dana Hopkins

WKMS listeners across the region raised $125,000 in community support this fall, finishing the on-air portion of the drive strong on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Together, listeners cut on-air fundraising by two days. 

Please note: Due to programming restrictions, this program will not be streaming online, but can be heard on an analog radio.  

Murray State’s listener supported public radio service WKMS-FM celebrates a special part of the station’s history with a recreation of The Black Cats Jump: Part Two, a thirteen part series of hour-long programs on African American big band music, originally created by the late Bobby Bryan and lovingly restored by Dr. Todd Hill and Mark Welch. 

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WKMS-FM, Murray State’s NPR station, is proud to announce the “Kate B. Lochte Transmission Fund.” A quiet campaign to honor the station’s retiring manager began in June. The fund, to be used for equipment and infrastructure needs, was unveiled to a crowd of friends, listeners, donors and a surprised Lochte during a retirement reception Monday, August 31. 

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With the retirement of Kate Lochte at the end of this month, Murray State’s public radio station WKMS will have a new station manager for the first time since 1992. 

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Murray, KY- A new locally produced music program, Left of the Dial, debuts on Murray State University’s listener supported public radio service WKMS Friday, August 21 at 9 p.m. 

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