WKMS Hosts 40th Anniversary Year Finale in Murray

Murray, KY – Media Release: WKMS Hosts 40th Anniversary Year Finale in Murray

Date: April 6, 2011

From: Jenni Todd, WKMS Membership Coordinator, jtodd14@murraystate.edu

Murray, KY. Murray State's listener supported public radio service 91.3 FM, WKMS winds up its 40th Anniversary year with a Finale Event in Murray Friday, April 15. Since the station went on the air on May 11, 1970, it's a 70's themed evening. Proceeds benefit WKMS and the United Way of Murray Calloway County.

Tickets are $25 per person for the festive 70's evening of music with the Murr-Vegas All Stars at the Murray Country Club, 2200 College Farm Road. Refreshments provided. $5 of each ticket goes to United Way for its helping organizations. The reservation deadline has been extended to Monday, April 11. The station needs a headcount, so during weekdays call 270-809-6794 or 270-809-4737 or 800-599-4737. On the weekend, e-mail reservation information to wkms@murraystate.edu. See more about the event at www.wkms.org.

WKMS Members and Volunteers Pat Seiber, Jadie Mayes, and Laura Dziekonski are working with station staff to produce the anniversary experience. Seiber says, "For those who don't remember the seventies (whether you lived through them or not) this evening is sure to be memorable. So, guys, pull out your polyester knit, three-piece suits and puka shell necklaces; gals, get your big hair permed, polish up your platform sandals and get ready to boogie down!"

"We're Stayin' Alive" committee member Dziekonski adds, "When WKMS began 40 years ago, Coca-Cola was airing a commercial where people from all over the world gathered around and sang I 'd Like to Teach the World To Sing. WKMS brings me music and news from the entire world every day! Thanks WKMS for opening up the world to me, here's to 40 more years!" Jadie Mayes chimes in, "This event will be a great night for the WKMS community to gather and celebrate all that public radio has provided for this area in the past 40 years. I'm looking forward to a fun night in my boogie shoes."

WKMS Members completed the $130,000 goal of the station's first fundraising campaign of 2011 on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the April 15th gala also go to the station's operating budget along with individual member gifts and contributions from businesses as corporate matching grants. For more information on WKMS programs and online streams see www.wkms.org or call 800-599-4737.