Murray, KY – Kentucky's Revenue Receipts continue to climb, but State Budget Director Mary Lassiter suspects that growth to be tempered in the coming months. The initial positive news of growth has many state institutions wondering about renewed funding. Today in their monthly conversation, Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn about MSU funding in this budget climate along with campus safety, and this year's presidential lecturer Ben Stein.

Murray, KY – The decade is coming to a close and futurist Ivan Potter says that the first years often define a century. With education issues the focus of many political arguments, Potter believes that it will grow be as significant as some of America's largest social movements of the 20th century.


Murray, KY – On the Q&A, Chad Lampe welcomes back Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn for their monthly conversation about all things Murray State. They discuss the new MSU imperative directed toward innovation, enrollment challenges and accounting issues facing students early this semester.

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.

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.


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."

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

Murray, KY – Mary Thorsby of 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.

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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.

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!