Kala Dunn

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

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. She is employed by Physical Medicine Services. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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11:00 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Datebook: January 3 - Apple Incorporated 36 Years Ago

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iPhones, iPads, iPods... oh my! Apple is one of the world's largest tech companies by revenue, the third-largest mobile phone maker, and the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market cap, larger than Google and Microsoft combined. If you want to by some shares, right now they'll cost you $547.50 a pop.

It’s Thursday, January 3

The Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass hold a Bluegrass Night tomorrow at 7:30 at the Kentucky Opry in Draffenville.  Bands include Rick and Janise Lambert and Ted Belue & The Belue-Grass Boys.  There’s an open jam in the lobby before the show.

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10:49 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Datebook: January 2 - Isaac Asimov Turns 93

Isaac Asimov was a prolific American writer (born in Russian SFSR) and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. A master of science fiction, his most famous works are the Foundation, Galactic Empire, and Robot series. His short story, "Nightfall," was voted the best sci-fi story of all time. Read it here.

It’s Wednesday, January 2

The Humane Society of Calloway County seeks foster homes for pets.  Foster homes provide love, attention and safety for a period of time until the animal’s perfect family comes along.  The Humane Society pays for vet visits, medication, collars, leashes, ID tag, microchip and crates.  To learn more about becoming a Humane Society foster home, call 270-759-1884.

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11:03 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Datebook: January 1 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! This day didn't always mark a new year. Until 1752, when the British adopted the Gregorian Calendar, the new year fell on Lady Day: March 25. Some famous New Year's babies include: Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, and J. Edgar Hoover.

It’s New Year’s Day

The 2013 Murray Half Marathon offers a 13-week training program starting this month.  The program is designed to help runners of any skill level train to run or walk the half marathon, the half marathon relay, or the 5K race.  Participants meet Saturdays at 10AM.  See details at the Murray Half Marathon Facebook page.

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12:56 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Datebook: December 31 - Have a Happy New Year!

Have a Happy New Year! Thank you for listening to and supporting WKMS!

It’s Monday, December 31

The REAL Hope Youth Center holds their third annual Shiver on the River: Chillin’ for the Children.  The fundraising event is tomorrow at noon at the Paris Landing marina boat ramp, rain or shine.  For a $25 donation, take a dip in the lake, receive a t-shirt, and enjoy a meal at the Paris Landing State Park restaurant.  Registration starts at 11:30. 

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12:43 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Datebook: December 28 - "The Greatest Game Ever Played" 54 Years Ago

The 1958 NFL Championship Game at Yankee Stadium was the first NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime. The final score was Baltimore 23, New York 17. Televised by NBC to an audience of 45 million, the game marked the beginning of the rise of NFL in American sports popularity.

It’s Friday, December 28

Market House Theatre in Paducah offers a new trimester of Footlights, beginning January 5.  Classes meet on Saturdays and are available for kids in grades 1 through 12.  The Middle and Elementary troupes prepare a show, and the High School troupe does comedy improv and scene work.  Register by calling(270) 444-6828.

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12:30 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Datebook: December 27 - Cave of Swallows Discovered 46 Years Ago

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The largest known cave shaft in the world was discovered on this day in 1966 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The Cave of Swallows opens up to 1,214 foot freefall drop, big enough to fit the Chrysler Building. Let's see Batman climb out of this one!

It’s Thursday, December 27

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital seeks qualified individuals to serve as members of the MCCH Board of Trustees.  Board members attend monthly meetings, serve on committees, and represent the hospital as decision-makers of the non-profit, community-owned organization.  For more information, call 762-1100.

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10:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Datebook: December 26 - Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration honoring African heritage, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. The seven core principles are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. 

It’s Wednesday, December 26

The Red Cross offers a Babysitters Training Program on Saturday at 232 North 8th Street in Paducah.  Students learn to perform basic childcare skills, choose safe games and toys, handle discipline issues, and care for common injuries.  The cost is $85.  Register online at www.redcross.org.

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2:41 pm
Tue December 25, 2012

Datebook: December 25 - Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from all of us at WKMS!

The 2013 Murray Half Marathon offers a 13-week training program starting in January.  The program is designed to help runners of any skill level train to run or walk the half marathon, the half marathon relay, or the 5K race.  Participants meet Saturdays at 10AM.  See details at the Murray Half Marathon Facebook page.

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10:41 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Datebook: December 21 - We're Still Here!

The day isn't over yet, but thankfully the Mayan calendar didn't signal the end times. Today is a turning-point, though, in the 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Some thought there'd be a great flood, others thought there'd be a balancing of the cosmos... I'm just glad I get to use my 2013 NPR Calendar.

It’s Friday, December 21

The Red Cross offers a Babysitters Training Program on Saturday, December 29, at 232 North 8th Street in Paducah.  Students learn to perform basic childcare skills, choose safe games and toys, handle discipline issues, and care for common injuries. The cost is $85.  Register online at www.redcross.org

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11:45 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Datebook: December 20 - It's a Wonderful Life Released 66 Years Ago

The American Film Institute calls it one of the best and most inspirational films ever made... It's A Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra, stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who had given up on living until meeting his guardian angel who shows him how different life would have been had ne never been born. P.S. Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence

It’s Thursday, December 20

West Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts a photography contest complementing the community read of “Half Broke Horses,” by Jeannette Walls.  Photos should focus on horses or images including horses.  Entries are accepted through February 4.  Learn more at westkentucky.kctcs.edu

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