Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

Perhaps you've noticed over the years that most program changes happen during the summer.  This is because our fiscal year ends at the end of June along with the yearly subscriptions of the national programs we air.  July first is a sort of holiday for those of us at WKMS and our gifts to you are the freshly wrapped programs on our schedule.  I'm confident you'll find enjoyment and value in these programs in the year ahead.

Invisibilia from NPR Returns for Season 3

May 24, 2017

The popular NPR program Invisibilia returns to WKMS in June. Four new episodes of Invisibilia Season 3 are hosted by Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin.

Invisibilia is Latin for "invisible things." The program explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions -- interweaving narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

Invisibilia airs Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday’s at noon starting June 4.

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 8 to hear stories from behind the scenes of one of the most eventful news cycles in recent history. WKMS and Murray State's Town and Gown present this free community event at MSU's Wrather Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.  Submit your questions in advance by emailing msu.wkms@murraystate.edu, you may also submit a question at the free talk.

NPR White House Correspondent and PBS Newshour contributor Tamara Keith covered Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Keith is also co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. 

Prior to moving into her current role in January 2014, Keith was a Congressional Correspondent who put an emphasis on covering House Republicans, the budget, taxes, and the fiscal fights that dominated at the time. She began covering Congress in August 2011.

Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of NPR's All Things Considered next year.

One of the most distinctive voices on NPR's airwaves, Siegel will be leaving the host's chair in January 2018. He has hosted the show for 30 years.

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WKMS News is in the finals for eight state broadcasting awards. Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Association recently announced the finalists for the 2016 professional and college contests.

WKMS Singer/Songwriter Finals Thursday, March 30

Mar 20, 2017

Grab your seat at the finals!

It's been an adventure. 57 amazing local artists submitted their best original songs to the 2017 WKMS Singer/Songwriter Competition. The judges narrowed it down to their Top 12 and you voted online and through social media. 

 

We've narrowed down 57 submissions to the top 12 semi-finalists. Now it's up to your vote!

The top 4 finalists, decided by your votes, will perform in the finals live at Maiden Alley Cinema on March 30, where the audience will determine the grand-prize winner. 

Listen to the songs below and vote for your favorite song in the comment section or on our Facebook page.

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Join WKMS Wednesday for live KET coverage of Governor Matt Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth Address. Bevin addresses a joint session of the House and Senate. 

Temple Urban Archives

WKMS celebrates Black History Month with special programming in February. 

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Attention Singer/Songwriters!

Send us your best original song by Sunday, February 26 at midnight, and you could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize. 

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