New Programs Weekday Evenings on WKMS

Mar 7, 2012

Media Release: New Programs Weekday Evenings on WKMS

Date: 01.09.12

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

Murray State University’s public radio service, 91.3 WKMS, is ramping up its public affairs service to the Four Rivers Region with several programs joining its schedule this new year. The station is particularly showcasing half-hour programs at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the popular, fast-paced business program, Marketplace.

As a result of Kentucky Educational Television’s new partnership with WKMS and other public Kentucky public radio stations, KET’s One to One with Bill Goodman and Connections with Renee Shaw are joining the WKMS schedule Mondays and Wednesdays, respectively, at 6:30 p.m.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. KET’s One to One with Bill Goodman features in-depth interviews with noteworthy Kentuckians like lobbyists Bob Babbage and Judy Taylor, UK basketball coach John Calipari, and Churchill Downs CEO Robert Evans.

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. hear NPR’s Latino U.S.A.  Get a Latino viewpoint on news, culture and public affairs particularly our growing population of Hispanic-Americans. Latino U.S.A is a weekly magazine distributed by NPR and produced by The Futuro Media Group.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. hear KET’s Connections with host and producer Renee Shaw.  Ms. Shaw looks at the importance of a culturally blended society with guests who have included veterans of the Tuskegee Airmen unit, civil rights activists, and representative faculty from colleges and universities all over the state.

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. hear NPR’s All Songs Considered formerly heard Saturdays at 2:30 p.m... Host Bob Boilen scouts hundreds of new CDs weekly to provide previews of upcoming music worth getting excited about. According to WKMS Program Director Tracy Ross, “It’s a music show for listeners who love to stay current, but can't always wade through a myriad of sources.” Boilen also selects music for NPR newsmagazines.

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. hear WKMS’s Front Page PM. News Director Chad Lampe hosts the half hour of stories of the Four Rivers Region region, ranging from education to industry, to what’s on at Playhouse in the Park, what’s showing at Maiden Alley Cinema and more.

WKMS operates with funding from individuals, underwriters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Murray State University. See a listening schedule for WKMS programming at The station's media services include 91.3 WKMS, 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, TN; and All-Music 92.5 Paducah and 101.5 Madisonville. The station also streams both WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at