Oral History Project

WKMS Press Releases
12:54 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Preserving Our Voices on National Day of Listening

nationaldayoflistening.org

Join us on The National Day of Listening, November 29, for a special broadcast of the oral history project Preserving Our Voices, airing during the noon hour of Sounds Good. In the month of October, WKMS staff members met at participating libraries with people from our region at who had stories to record and preserve. We've captured some of the highlights from these recordings and will present them to you the day after Thanksgiving. Hear some of the stories that make our home unique. 

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National Day of Listening
12:01 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Preserving Our Voices: WKMS Celebrates The National Day of Listening

Participate in our special oral history project! Meet WKMS staff at participating public libraries and record your story for your family and for future generations. Many of these stories will air on WKMS on Friday, November 29, The National Day of Listening, on Sounds Good. And we’ll mail you a CD recording of your story in December for you to keep. To accommodate everyone we’ll limit recording sessions to 25 minutes.

See examples and more on StoryCorps'website.

A write-up about the event in the Kentucky New Era.

Mark your calendar for these dates and times:

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Preservation & Restoration
8:00 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Pogue Library Bringing Oral History Recordings into the Digital Age

Pogue Library is home to the Oral History Collection at Murray State.
Shelly Baskin WKMS News

Recordings in the Oral History Collection at Murray State University contain stories of the history and culture of the Jackson Purchase region. On reel to reel and cassette tapes, hundreds of recordings amounting to many hundreds of hours of audio are stored in the Pogue Library archives on the school’s campus. Some, however, are joining the rest of the world in making the switch to digital. 

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