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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Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State and WKMS volunteer Dr. Todd Hill hosts Café Jazz Tuesdays from 9-11 p.m. Dr. Hill has introduced a new twenty-minute segment during Tuesday’s Café Jazz called “Chuck’s Music Shop.” The segment airs at 9:40 p.m. and the music is drawn from the personal jazz collection of the late Chuck Simons. 

Dr. Bob Lochte, host of The Eisenhower Hour, returns to WKMS after a two-year hiatus. Dr. Bob will sit-in for host Tracy Ross during Sounds Good, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., the second Friday of each month beginning January 11.

Contributors to Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS, exceeded the fall fundraiser goal of $130,000 in community support on October 31, 2012. A total of 1,104 contributions came from new and renewing donors from fifteen states.

Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “WKMS set a goal of 150 new members for this fall’s membership campaign, and we are delighted to report that 175 listeners became members for the first time ever.  Our long-standing renewing contributors are pleased to know our sustaining membership is growing.”

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, continues Company for the Holidays, the annual series of special music and storytelling programs for public radio enthusiasts during the holiday season. The special series continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of special holiday radio features. There are two features airing the second week of December.

Each year Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, broadcasts its annual series of special music and storytelling programs for the holiday season.  Company for the Holidays begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of radio features not broadcast elsewhere in this region. 

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has announced winners of its holiday wreath making contest. Wreaths are on display in Murray State’s Waterfield Library through the end of November and then most go to Murray Calloway County Hospital to decorate for the holiday season. Images of all wreaths are also on the WKMS Facebook page.

Listeners contributed over $90,000 in three weeks in September to take the fall fundraiser of Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, to within 30 percent of completing its $130,000 goal in community support.  WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “During our on-air campaign we welcomed 120 new contributors with special gifts.”  Todd adds, “we’ll be working with our renewing members to complete the fundraiser by mail or online, and we’re also working to add 30 more first time contributors to complete our 150 new member goal this fall.”

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has narrowed the field of competition to five finalists in its first annual cookie contest. The five cookie makers convene in the food preparation laboratories of MSU’s Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management Program this Saturday. The finalists are:  Patricia Carrico for French Cream Wafers; Erin Carrico for Coconut Butter Cookies; Barbara Cox for Double Chocolate Dream Cookies; Jessica Evans for Macadamia Cookies with Lemon and White Chocolate; and Susie Fenwick for Brown Butter Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Murray State’s NPR Station 91.3 WKMS-FM  rolls out a new schedule of programs starting Labor Day weekend, including its new flagship show Sounds Good with Tracy Ross and Friends weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. which debuts Tuesday, September 4.   The public radio icon, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, moves to 3 p.m. weekdays starting Monday, September 3.

Starting Labor Day Weekend, Murray State’s NPR Station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, offers a new listening landscape with the addition of new shows and old favorites at new times.  Simultaneously the station is rebranding with the new logo for the first time in nearly two decades.