Media Release: WKMS Development Team to Attend National Conference

Jul 11, 2013

Murray State’s regional, listener supported public radio service 91.3 WKMS is pleased to announce that its development team is attending public media’s largest conference in Atlanta this week, at no charge to the station.  Development Director, Asia Burnett, won a full scholarship for the 2013 Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC) July 10-13, 2013. Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd is also going with her conference fees underwritten by an anonymous donor.

Burnett competed with Development and Marketing professionals from all over the nation to receive one of the eight scholarships that cover all conference fees.  Station Manager Kate Lochte says, “We’re delighted that Ms. Burnett prevailed in the competition, because she’s a professional with a passion for learning.  I know she and Ms. Todd, who is equally engaged in acquiring knowledge, will return with innovative ideas, networking contacts and best practices that will advance the success of WKMS.”

PMDMC is public media’s largest conference attended by more than 750 public media professionals. The conference promotes best practices and innovation in Membership Support, Corporate Support, Philanthropic Support and Marketing. Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO) is a membership organization that provides support for public media development professionals.  Since 2001, PRADO has offered scholarships to allow development professionals at public radio stations to attend the PMDMC.

WKMS has a weekly audience estimated at about 25,000 listeners in the Four Rivers Region of western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois and northwestern Tennessee.  The station's public media services include 91.3 WKMS-FM, Murray; WKMS HD-1 and All-Music HD-2; 90.9 WKMD and WKMD HD-1 and HD-2, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, Tenn., and All-Music 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. The station also offers both channels WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at, where regular weekly schedules of programs are available. Listeners with questions can call 1-800-599-4737 during regular business hours.

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or