Public Radio


Grow Your Station AND a Tree!  

When you give to WKMS this fall, you nourish your public radio home and your environment. GPS Recycle NOW is partnering to donate one tree for every pledge we receive. Your tree will be planted in Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park so you can one day enjoy your favorite WKMS programs under a leafy canopy. 

Make your gift today. Because you grow listening to stories from around the world on WKMS, AND you believe in leaving that world better than you found it.

Many thanks to Greater Paducah Sustainability - Recycle Now! and their commitment to the environment. And to you for making a difference!

Please Contribute Now

Vermont Public Radio /

From NPR: Have a hankering for public radio’s latest favorite tunes? Here’s a list of the 10 songs stations like WKMS just can’t stop playing – and don’t you worry, there’s more than just jazz.

Report language accompanying the final FY 2012 Appropriations legislation asked the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to provide a report on alternative sources of funding for public broadcasting stations in lieu of federal funding.  The report was due within 180 days of enactment of the Act to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

Dedicated listeners and underwriters met the WKMS spring fundraiser goal of $130,000 in community support in early May. WKMS-FM is the listener supported public media service of Murray State University, serving southernmost Illinois, northwestTennessee, and western Kentucky. Individual contributions and matching grants go to the WKMS budget for programming, transmission, and related expenses for the 100,000 watt public service.  

Statement of Gary Knell, President and CEO, National Public Radio, Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, U.S. House Committee on Appropriations in March, 2012.

Dear Chairman Rehberg, Congresswoman DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee,