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WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

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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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It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

Introducing: WKMS MUSIC

Jan 6, 2017
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These days, there are a lot of options for streaming music.  There are fancy algorithms which try to figure out what you’d like to hear. Plus, these services want you to login… create an account… etc.

At WKMS, we’re launching a simpler approach.  Call it old-fashioned, but we still have real music lovers who select great music to share with our listeners.  So if you love Sounds Good, or any of our other local programs, we know you’ll love our new 24-hour music service, WKMS Music. 

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Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring San Antonio desert rock duo Lonely Horse! They perform live in Studio B at Noon, Friday, December 9.

Holidays Sound Good on WKMS

Nov 17, 2016
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WKMS is celebrating the spirit of the season with over 50 hours of special holiday programming from Thanksgiving through Christmas! 

As longtime public radio talk show host Diane Rehm retires, her midday slot will be filled with a new show called 1A, NPR member station WAMU announced Wednesday.

The new live two-hour show — with a name reminiscent of a newspaper front page, as well as the First Amendment — will be hosted by Joshua Johnson, co-creator and host of the radio series Truth Be Told about race in America.

Sounds... Spooky? Halloween Programming on WKMS!

Oct 28, 2016
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Boo! We've got a bounty of spooky, Halloween treats on our local music programming this weekend! See this year's scary schedule!

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Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Republican Rand Paul and Democratic challenger Lexington Mayor Jim Gray debate on KET's Kentucky Tonight with Bill Goodman on Monday (Halloween) at 7 p.m. central time.

Hear this debate in a special live simulcast on WKMS, pre-empting World Cafe.

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Thank You! WKMS Fall Fundraiser Goal Met!

Sep 30, 2016

What an exhilarating week of our on air pledge drive, sharing with our listening community why public radio is an asset to the region. Listeners, sustainers, new friends and long time friends, underwriters and volunteers have come together to raise $130,000 for WKMS. 

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New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation. 

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