Press Releases & Events
Thu June 3, 2010
Summer Specials on WKMS
By Jenni Todd
Murray, KY – Listener supported public radio service 91.3 FM, WKMS celebrates music from the movies this Sunday with two locally produced programs, The Eisenhower Hour and Sounds of the Silver Screen. WKMS also welcomes a new, nationally- distributed program, Snap Judgment, to the station's lineup on Mondays this summer.
Host Dr. Bob features a special edition of The Eisenhower Hour this Sunday, June 6 at 6 p.m. "At the Movies" will feature a playlist of favorite music from movies from the 1950s including: "Colonel Bogey March" from Bridge on the River Kwai, "Que Sera, Sera" from The Man Who Knew Too Much, and "Beware of the Blob" from The Blob.
Following The Eisenhower Hour is the premiere David Weatherly's annual summer favorite, Sounds of the Silver Screen, at 7 p.m. Produced in WKMS Studios, Sounds of the Silver Screen is Weatherly's long standing original series of cinematic soundtracks. Silver Screen pre-empts Kate Lochte's Country Music Sunday evenings in June and July and includes programs of music from fantasy films, films with strong female characters, films about both sides of the law, films about espionage, films about the U.S. Military, and more. He also produces and hosts an eclectic program of relaxing and quirky music, House Blend, which airs 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays.
Snap Judgment airs Mondays at noon beginning June 7. Host and Public Radio Talent Quest winner, Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey during the hour long program. Each episode includes a raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling that dares listeners to see the world through another's eyes. The program has also been called storytelling with a beat. Show titles include: "Tales from the Library," "Drop Everything," and "Warning Signs." For more information on Snap Judgment visit snapjudgment.org.
Murray State's Public Radio Service, WKMS broadcasts at 91.3 FM, Murray with 100,000 watts; WKMS HD-1 and all classical WKMS HD-2; 90.9 WKMD, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, TN; all classical 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville; and wkms.org. The station's coverage area includes western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois, and northwestern Tennessee. Station funding comes from listeners, underwriters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Murray State University. For more information or to become a member of WKMS and receive station communications call 800-599-4737 or visit wkms.org.