WKMS Broadcasts Live from LowerTown Arts and Music Festival

May 11, 2012

Murray State's listener supported public radio service 91.3 WKMS presents a special live broadcast from the Main Stage of Paducah’s LowerTown Arts and Music Festival on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. WKMS Program Director and Beyond the Edge host Tracy Ross emcees the live broadcast preempting World Café and House Blend. This marks the second consecutive year WKMS has partnered with the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival for a live broadcast from the festival.

Opening the program Friday at 7 p.m. are the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers from Lexington, playing bluegrass, folk, swing, progressive rock, and jazz. At 8 p.m. Tommy and the Oh’s take the stage featuring experimental folk. Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey headline the night with funk, jazz, and danceable originals.  

Listeners can visit with WKMS Staff at the station's booth close to the Main Stage all three days of the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival to learn more about station programs and volunteer opportunities, register for giveaways, and acquire a locally designed and produced Beyond the Edge tee-shirt by supporting the station with a donation.  

WKMS is a listener supported public radio station serving western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois, and northwestern Tennessee. 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, Tenn., and All-Music 92.5 Paducah and 101.5 Madisonville. The station also offers both channels WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at wkms.org, where schedules of programs are also on view.

Contact:  Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)