Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

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Now Showing: District 9

  • September 8, 2017
  • MSU’s Curris Center Theater
  • Science at 7, Free Movie at 7:30


It’s the end of the world...tell us a story about it!

Pull out your computer and dust off your typewriters - it's time for the WKMS Short Storytelling Competition!

Entrants submit a written short story accompanied by an audio recording. The story length should be between four to six minutes. 

This year’s theme is post-apocalyptic fiction in connection to Hopkinsville’s Big Read book, Station Eleven. Romance, comedy, horror, it's all possible - as long as it's set in a post-apocalyptic setting.

It's fall fundraiser season, and you know what that means - it's time to give to keep your favorite public radio programs here for another year!

While we know that's incentive enough, we're a little "footloose" and fancy-free this fall - with this amazing All Socks Considered set featuring your favorite NPR hosts. From Calamari Shapiro, to Robert Seagull, to Audie Unicornish. It's a week's worth of fun! And when you participate in the fall fundraiser early - you'll be entered to win!

Sustainers, you're already entered (thank you!)

Why we are WKMS sustainers: Don and Robin Oakley

Jul 31, 2017

We initially found WKMS by accident many years ago. We won’t say how many years but we have been avid listeners and supporters ever since.  We started donating during the on-air fundraisers.  I know this sounds crazy but we enjoyed the jovial banter (officer Harley always made us chuckle), and the excitement of a chance to win…it didn’t matter what…just a chance to WIN! 

WKMS Sustaining Members are amazing! Together, they make up 37% of all WKMS members and their on-going, renewing monthly support helps the station budget for the year's programming ahead.

So we're celebrating Sustainers the first week of August!

You can join in the fun by thanking a sustainer, checking out the "Sustainer Spotlights" on Facebook next week, or attending one of these special events:

August 1: Sustainer Appreciation Party

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.

Tom Kise

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, 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.