Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

Courtesy Mike Smith Toyota

November is all about being thankful. And this year we're thankful to have Mike Smith Toyota as an underwriting partner. 

In the new year, they'll have served the community for 25 years. And General Manger, Travis Smith, says there is something to that level of experience. "People can choose to purchase and service vehicles at many different dealerships. What we're committed to is being a different dealer. And that comes down to the staff. Not the building, location or even the brands - it's really the individuals who serve our customers." 

Wherever friends and families gather, they tell stories. And as we prepare to come together for the holidays, WKMS marks this custom on the Friday after Thanksgiving with Preserving Our Voices, a program of remarkable true stories told by loved ones to loved ones. Leading up to the debut our new special on November 17 at Noon, we listen back to some past stories on Sounds Good. Here's the schedule:

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Seven public media stations in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, led by Louisville Public Media, have been awarded a $445,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish an Ohio River regional journalism collaboration. 

Here's a preview of our featured guests on Sounds Good next week, November 9 through 13. Hear the music and community conversation program weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schedule may be subject to change.

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Here's a schedule of Halloween programming on WKMS. Halloween specials start this Thursday! We'll update this list as more program information becomes available. This is what we've got so far:

The Last Splash begins Friday, October 30 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Retro Cocktail Hour moves to Thursday nights at 11 after The Off Beat.

For a music lover, there's nothing better than sitting down with some like-minded friends and putting on a record. That experience is at the heart of The Last Splash. Each week, Austin Carter, Tim Peyton, Corbet Hall, and Matthew Rowan come together with a bunch of their favorite music for two hours of tunes and conversation. 

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WKMS listeners across the region raised $125,000 in community support this fall, finishing the on-air portion of the drive strong on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Together, listeners cut on-air fundraising by two days. 

Dana Hopkins

After a whirlwind All Things Considered and a rush through the first half of Marketplace, on Wednesday, September 30, WKMS listeners have reached goal, ending yet another pledge drive early, raising over $125,000 in community support!

Please note: Due to programming restrictions, this program will not be streaming online, but can be heard on an analog radio.  

Murray State’s listener supported public radio service WKMS-FM celebrates a special part of the station’s history with a recreation of The Black Cats Jump: Part Two, a thirteen part series of hour-long programs on African American big band music, originally created by the late Bobby Bryan and lovingly restored by Dr. Todd Hill and Mark Welch. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

It's been quite a week. In the past 5 days, you've raised over $100,000 for WKMS programming!

That means we're less than $23,000 away from meeting our goal for necessary broadcast expenses and ending this entire fundraiser.

So we think you've earned a little break. We'll be going silent today, giving you your Sunday programs free of interruption.