WKMS Goes to Keeneland Live Today at Noon

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Media Release: WKMS Goes to Keeneland Live Friday at Noon

Date: April 6, 2011

Contact: Chad Lampe, WKMS News Director (chad.lampe@murraystate.edu or 270-809-4666)

Murray, KY. 91.3 FM, WKMS - Murray State's listener supported public radio service presents a special hour-long feature program live from Keeneland Friday (April 8) at noon and in rebroadcast Sunday at 9 a.m. Both airings pre-empt the WKMS News weekly news magazine The Front Page. This program highlights the opening of the race course's 75th Anniversary Year spring race meet April 8 through 29.

This special live feature comes from WEKU-FM, Richmond, which is originating the program from the Keeneland race course Friday as its regular program Eastern Standard. The hour features Lexington Herald-Leader horse writer Alicia Wincz and Tom LaMarra from BloodHorse, as well as the track presidents from Keeneland, Turfway and Churchill Downs, in a discussion of the horse racing industry. The broadcast is made possible through the collaboration of stations in the Kentucky Public Radio News Exchange.

WKMS recently concluded its first fundraising campaign of 2011 with listeners and participating corporate matching grant providers meeting the $130,000 goal. The WKMS participation in the Kentucky Public Radio News Exchange collaboration is funded through these gifts.

For more information about WKMS, its signals, programs, and online streams, see www.wkms.org or call 800-599-4737.