Murray State

Sounds Good for WKMS Members in the Future
9:45 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Now You Can Make Pledges that Renew Automatically Every Year

WKMS sounds good because nearly two thousand listeners support it financially each year, and now we're giving you an even more convenient option to continue your support from year to year.  Thank you!

Use the "Pledge Now" button on this page.  You will go to a secure giving page where you can contribute electronically anytime.  

And now you can choose to do so as a WKMS Sustaining Member.  

You tell us the amount you want deducted from your credit card and your giving is automatically renewed and uninterrupted yearly.

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WKMS Youth Radio Project
9:30 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Youth Report: Basketball Camp Interview with Coach Prohm

Patrick with MSU Racers Coach Steve Prohm

We kick off our WKMS Youth Radio Project with an interview by 9-year-old Murray Elementary School student Patrick Jones. He recently attended a basketball camp organized by Murray State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Prohm. He scored a few minutes with Prohm to talk about the Racers’ upcoming season and the celebrated “ice cream shot.”

Special thanks to Patrick’s dad, Rusty Jones, for coordinating the interview.

See also a gallery of Good Reads for Kids.

Good Reads YA
4:58 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Good Read: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Our Good Reads for Kids series continues with this young adult sci-fi Cinderella tale, Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This recommended read comes to us from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Higher Education
3:10 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

State Universities Won't Follow UK's Lead in Using Layoffs to Balance Budgets

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The majority of the state's public universities are not following the University of Kentucky's lead in laying off a large number of employees to balance the budget.

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History Commentary
1:27 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Islamism and the First Egyptian Presidential Election

Mosques in Cairo
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Dr. Zackery M. Heern, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at Murray State University, gives some historical insight into Islam and Egypt's first presidential election.

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Higher Education
4:33 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Takes No Action on President Dunn's Contract

Murray State’s Board of Regents took no action on President Randy Dunn’s contract at it's quarterly meeting on Friday.

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Education
11:42 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Wilson Allowed to Re-enroll

The Murray State student who pleaded guilty to possessing bomb making materials in his dorm room may re-enroll at MSU. David M. Wilson admitted having materials used in making pipe bombs to blow up tree stumps at his family farm. MSU Assistant Vice President of Communications Catherine Sivills says, if he re-enrolls Wilson will be on probation for a year, be banned from living in or visiting any dormitories and must complete 60 hours of community service. Sivills says Wilson has not confirmed if he will return to the University.

Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/11/12

Prevalence of HIV by country
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Today on NPR: FDA may back pill to prevent HIV.

Four Rivers Region:

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WKMS Press Releases
12:53 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

WKMS Broadcasts Live from LowerTown Arts and Music Festival

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.

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Education
12:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Job Prospects for 2012 Grads

More than 1,300 students will leave Murray State University this weekend with degrees in hand, most of them searching for a job. Their competition; nearly two and a half million students graduating nationwide. 

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