Education

Commentary
11:53 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Station Manager Kate Lochte on WKMS at 40

Kate Lochte

Murray, KY – When WKMS began in 1970, Murray State University envisioned that it would spread the word about higher education in the region to a much wider audience, and WKMS continues to serve as the University's beacon for lifelong learning, with your steadfast support. Thank you.

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Higher Education
11:23 am
Fri April 23, 2010

April conversation with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn

Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Chad Lampe and Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn sit down for their monthly conversation. They discuss Murray State's potential domestic partner benefits policy, the appointment of a new provost, and tuition rates.

 

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Commentary
10:35 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Commentary: Domestic partnership debate hits Murray State

Richard Nelson is a policy analyst for The Family Foundation, a nonprofit public policy organization.

Murray, KY – Universities across the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have either adopted or shown interest in a controversial measure allowing domestic partnership benefits to their employees. Commentator Richard Nelson says Kentucky's academic institutions should stick to education, not "social engineering."

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Commentary
10:33 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Darlene Mazzone: "WKMS is a journalistic gem"

Murray, KY – Darlene Mazzone of Paducah Life Magazine listens to WKMS all day, every day. She enjoys news in the morning, jazz in the evening and everything in between. She could be considered a die-hard listener. From one die-hard to another, she urges you to support WKMS during our autumn membership drive.

Find out more about the WKMS autumn membership drive on our pledge page, here

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Commentary
10:32 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Mary Thorsby of iListPaducah loves Fresh Air on WKMS

Mary Thorsby

Murray, KY – Mary Thorsby of iListPaducah.com said she loves her job, but the only person she would trade with is Terry Gross, of Fresh Air. Fresh Air is one of the newer shows in the WKMS program schedule. Mary Thorsby listens to Fresh Air on WKMS, her public radio home since moving to Paducah. In this commentary, she talks about her favorite program on WKMS.

Find out more about the WKMS autumn membership drive on our pledge page, here

 

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Higher Education
10:32 am
Fri October 16, 2009

October interview with MSU President, Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray State President
Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Every month, Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn and WKMS News Director Chad Lampe sit down to discuss what's happening in and around the MSU community. This week, the kickoff of Murray State's capital campaign and the university's strategy to meet Kentucky's 12 by 12 enrollment goals.

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Commentary
2:38 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

"I couldn't believe my ears!"

Paducah, KY – I was sitting at my computer, writing a post for my blog, of course listening to WKMS, when I heard the news. WKMS, our own WKMS, would soon be carrying Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

I shook my head like a big wet dog. I couldn't believe my ears!

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Commentary
4:26 pm
Tue July 14, 2009

Commentary: "WKMS Betrays Its Mission"

MURRAY, KY – I am absolutely outraged that WKMS is dropping classical music from its primary station. It's wrong and it's a betrayal of our mission as a public university to bring culture to the people of Western Kentucky. But no decision is final. We can fight this one and we must!

I fight in the name of my friend, Nathaniel.

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Commentary
4:43 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

"WKMS and NPR makes my family better people"

Dr. Barbara Cobb

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Commentary
4:37 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Graduating the WKMS Spring Fundraiser

Dr. Barbara Cobb

Murray, KY – Last Saturday, while I was celebrating Commencement with my Murray State colleagues, I was thinking about beginnings and endings. I love the word Commencement: the name for the end of a college or high school or middle school or kindergarten or preschool career identifies that event not as an end, but as a beginning.

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