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WKMS Press Releases
3:50 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Media Release: WKMS News Wins Five First Place Awards

The Kentucky Associated Press awarded WKMS five first place radio broadcaster awards of excellence this year. Radio stations across the Commonwealth participated in the 2014 Kentucky Associated Press Awards competition. 

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WKMS Press Releases
12:44 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Media Release: Vote for Your Favorite in the WKMS Battle of the Bands

Murray, KY. In the crowning finale of its first Battle of the Bands contest, WKMS goes to the intimate music venue Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The four bands chosen as finalists perform live for the ticket-holding audience which will determine the overall winner.

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WKMS Press Releases
5:23 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

WKMS Meets Goal to Establish All-Classical Channel in Murray

Mayor Bill Wells presents a check to WKMS Development Director Asia Burnett

Murray listeners have contributed over $10,000 to put the WKMS all-classical music channel on an FM source before summer. This service at 99.5 FM will carry the nationally syndicated Classical 24 dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, produced by American Public Media and distributed by Public Radio International. This channel is also available online at wkms.org, on HD radios, and at 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. 

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WKMS Press Releases
5:26 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Fundraising Underway for Public Radio Service WKMS

Media Release: Media Release: Fundraising Underway for Public Radio Service WKMS

Date: 03.08.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

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WKMS Press Releases
3:17 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

KET launches public media partnership to allow public affairs, arts and education programs to reach

For Release: 2011-12-28 13:35:00

Next week, KET will begin a partnership with public radio stations in Kentucky to air KET series and programs. This partnership will launch initially with WEKU and WKMS. WEKU, based in Richmond, reaches nearly all of Eastern Kentucky and the Bluegrass/Central Kentucky region. WKMS, based in Murray, reaches Western Kentucky and the Four Rivers Region.

Additionally, KET is in discussions with all public radio stations in the state and will be announcing more partnerships in the coming weeks.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:16 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Boulders’ BBQ & Basketball 4 WKMS One-Night Fundraiser

Media Release: Boulders’ BBQ & Basketball 4 WKMS One-Night Fundraiser

Date: 02.15.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

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3:13 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Beyond the Edge features Murray Band Quailbones from WKMS Studios

Public radio nationwide has a track record of providing musical artists their first public platform for performance. Continuing the WKMS commitment to musicians, Program Director Tracy Ross features an hour of live music with Murray band Quailbones Saturday night at 10, the final hour of his decade-long program Beyond the Edge.  WKMS is Murray State University’s listener supported public radio service.

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3:10 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

WKMS Broadcasts Black History Month Programs

Media Release: WKMS Broadcasts Black History Month Programs

Date: 01.30.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

91.3 WKMS offers weekly programs in honor of African American heritage during the traditional observation of Black History Month in February.

Noon, Thursday, February 2 and 9 a.m. Sunday, February 5 - Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special

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3:08 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

WKMS Partners with the Murray Shakespeare Festival

Media Release: WKMS Partners with the Murray Shakespeare Festival

Date: 01-13-12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

Murray State’s listener-supported public radio service WKMS partners with the Murray Shakespeare Festival for the third year to present “A Minute with Shakespeare,” brief one-minute recordings featuring the words of Shakespeare, to promote this year’s festival.  

 

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3:06 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Juke Joint Shuffle Returns to WKMS Saturdays

Media Release: Juke Joint Shuffle Returns to WKMS Saturdays

Date: 01-13-12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

Longtime WKMS personality John Griffin returns with co-host Rick Nance to resume Juke Joint Shuffle Saturdays from 1 -3 p.m. The return of Juke Joint on Murray State’s public radio service WKMS-FM replaces Bluegrass BreakdownAll Songs Considered, and Rick’s Kitchen Sink.

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