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Wed June 22, 2011

Contemporary international music program debuts on WKMS July 3

Murray, KY – Media Release: New Contemporary International Music Program Sunday Latenight on WKMS effective July 3

Contact: Tracy Ross (tracy.ross@murraystate.edu, 800-599-4737)

WKMS premieres a new contemporary international music program, Imported, at midnight Sundays starting July 3, pre-empting the second hour of Music from the Hearts of Space. WKMS Volunteers Chris Taylor and Georgena Ware are originating the program in the region's public radio service's studios.

Imported showcases artists from around the world, showcasing an eclectic and genre-blending playlist with tracks by well-known and aspiring artists and producers abroad, while highlighting both culturally obscure and interesting music. Playlists will include the likes of Bebe (Spain), Caf Tacuba (Mexico), Xavier Rudd (Australia), DJ Krush (Japan), A.R. Rahman (India), and Malajube (Canada).

Chris Taylor hails from the Pacific Northwest and previously worked for WKMS as a news reporter and local producer for WKMS newscasts heard within NPR's Morning Edition. He now works for Industrial Training Services and volunteers his time hosting and producing Imported. Georgena is from the greater Cincinnati area and works at Heritage Bank. Both are MSU alumni and call Murray home. Chris and Georgena plan to be married in September.

See more about all WKMS programming at www.wkms.org, including other new features beginning the July 4th weekend. Murray State's public radio service includes the regional 100,000 watt signal 91.3 FM WKMS, Murray; 91.3 WKMS HD-1 and All-Classical HD-2; repeaters 90.9 FM, WKMD, Madisonville and 89.5 FM, WKMT, Fulton; and translators 99.5 FM Paris, TN as well as All-Classical 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville. The station also streams both WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at www.wkms.org. Call 800-599-4737 for additional assistance.