Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

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Murray State President Bob Davies has named Chad Lampe as the new station manager of WKMS, effective February 1, 2016. Lampe served as the WKMS news director since 2007 and as interim station manager during the national search for the position.

The Ohio River Network, a regional journalism collaboration, has hired veteran journalist Jeff Young as its managing editor. 

Here's a look ahead at our featured guests on Sounds Good for January 19-22. This schedule may be subject to change. Welcome back Murray State Students... Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 19

WKMS Battle of the Bands 2016 Open For Entries!

Jan 14, 2016
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Does your band have what it takes?

Send us your best original song by Sunday, March 6 at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize. 

Here's a preview of our featured guests on Sounds Good, January 11 - 15, as we prepare for the Spring semester beginning at Murray State, January 19. Hear the music and community conversation program weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schedule may be subject to change.

Monday, January 11

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The first WKMS Community Advisory Board meeting of 2016 is Monday, January 11 at 6 p.m. on the 8th floor of the Fine Arts building on Murray State's campus. There will be data comparing this fiscal year to past years, as well as a discussion on ways to engage new listeners with WKMS in 2016. All are welcome.

Feel free to come and share your thoughts about WKMS for 2016!

Nataliya Gvozdeva, 123RF.COM

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 18 and we're celebrating his life and legacy with two specials, preempting Sounds Good.

At 11 a.m. hear Global Village Dr. King Day, with songs dedicated to him and his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. At Noon, hear Humankind Special, The Power of Nonviolence: The Spirituality of Peacemaking, an insightful and uplifting look at breaking the cycle of violence at home and abroad.

Andy "Jazzman" Smith has been a Sunday afternoon fixture on WKMS and The Jazzman Show has aired for almost 20 years. We're sad to say the final program was last Sunday (December 27) as Andy retires his program. George Eldred and David Fleming produced his show and chatted with Andy about the memories:

The Jazzman Show will continue to air from time to time on The Jazz Vault. WKMS thanks Andy for all his volunteered time, effort and love of the music. 

The Eisenhower Hour takes over the Sunday, 1 p.m. time slot beginning January 3.

Here's a preview of our featured guests on Sounds Good, December 14 through December 18. We'll continue hour-long episodes ahead of our special Holidays Sound Good series in the noon hour. Hear the music and community conversation program weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schedule may be subject to change.

The acclaimed Eisenhower Hour returns to the WKMS program schedule in January with host and producer "Dr. Bob" Lochte. After a two year hiatus, the fun, nostalgic journey though American popular music and culture of the Fifties will air Sundays at 1 p.m. starting January 3rd, 2016.

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