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3:29 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Sounds of the Silver Screen Returns to WKMS

Murray, KY – Media Release: Sounds of the Silver Screen Returns to WKMS

Date: June 1, 2011

Contact: Jenni Todd (wkmsmembership@murraystate.edu or 270.809.4748)

Click here to visit the Sounds of the Silver Screen page

WKMS Producer David Weatherly begins a new season of Sounds of the Silver Screen on WKMS this Sunday (June 4) at 7 p.m. Weatherly's fascination with cinematic soundtracks has led him to continue creating series of Sounds of the Silver Screen for WKMS during the summertime. Sounds of the Silver Screen pre-empts the first hour of On Stage through July 24.

This Sunday's show is: Baseball! "The Boys of Summer," and features music from Cobb, Field of Dreams, The Rookie, and A League of their Own.

The rest of the Sounds of the Silver Screen season includes the following themed shows: Westerns! "Go West;" Dreams! "Perchance to Dream;" Nuns! "Hard Habit to Break;" Boxing! "The Sweet Science;" Revenge! "A Dish Best Served Cold ;" Wolves! "Where Wolf?;" and Submarines! "One of Our Submarines." As usual Weatherly showcases soundtracks from recent films like Inception, The Fighter, True Grit, and older favorites such as Blazing Saddles, Amelie, and Rocky.

Producer and host of House Blend Friday nights 9 to 11 on WKMS, David Weatherly is also a full-time School Based Speech Language Pathologist. David has been with WKMS off and on for almost 20 years and has a lifelong interest in music of all kinds which inspires his programming.

See more about all WKMS programming, at www.wkms.org. Murray State's public radio service includes 91.3 WKMS, Murray; WKMS HD-1 and All-Classical HD-2; 90.9 WKMD, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, TN; and All-Classical 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. The station streams both WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at www.wkms.org.

WKMS has recently experienced difficulties with its transmission system resulting from a lightning strike in mid-April. It is still operating at about half its usual signal strength, pending replacement of its main antenna. Also, the station's HD transmitter which carries two channels, what's heard at 91.3 FM and the all classical channel, has been pulled from service pending repairs. This results in the interruption of service to both translators 92.5 FM, Paducah 105.1 Madisonville The station intends to put its 91.3 FM signal on both until the over the air HD classical service is restored.