Underwriter Spotlight

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." 

Asia Burnett, WKMS

28 years ago a teenaged Tracy Ross bought U2's The Joshua Tree on cassette tape at Murray's Terrapin Station. And so his love affair with music and all things Terrapin Station began. Membership Director Jenni Todd still remembers buying her first ever CD there (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), in 1994.

In the past 30 years, Terrapin Station has been a consistent and vital part of the local music scene and has built both an awareness of great music and a sense of shared community. WKMS Program Director Tracy Ross says, "It's amazing a town the size of Murray has a shop like this. They have survived the decline and rebirth of vinyl, and have been a huge part of my life for 3 decades." 

Glenn Hall Photography

Ah, yes, September. A time of harvest. And later this month, those fresh fruits and veggies will find their way from local farms onto our plates at Paducah's newest restaurant, Freight House. 

Located inside the train depot on 3rd street in Downtown Paducah, the Freight House brings new life and fresh food to the historic landmark. The seasonal menu will feature Southern flavors with responsibly-raised meats and produce, all sourced locally within a day's drive from Paducah. Such careful selection allows food lovers to enjoy food grown for flavor, not for long travel. 

Courtesy of Red Bug Yarn & Gifts

We're not spinning a yarn when we say that when it comes to knitting, Red Bug Yarn & Gifts has you covered. After 5 years in business, they moved to a larger location last month. Partner Trudy McFarlane talks with us about the move. 

Courtesy of Eddy Grove Vineyard

It wouldn’t be hard to think you’ve stepped into a storybook when you first visit Eddy Grove Vineyard. With rolling hills, grape vines, patio tables with big umbrellas, and a Tuscan-inspired tasting room – it’s a great tucked-away find off State Route 293 near Princeton, Kentucky, an easy trek from I-24.

Bikes and Moore, Hopkinsville

"Moore Than Just a Bike Shop"

Summertime weather is upon us, and Hopkinsville underwriter Bikes & Moore is helping listeners across the region enjoy the great outdoors in style. Whether it's for fitness, racing, commuting, or just plain fun, Bikes and Moore matches people up with the "wind in their hair" bicycles of their dreams. 

RIVERfront Concert Series Flyer, Paducah Parks Services

Paducah Parks Services The Paducah Riverfront has long been a favorite destination for downtown visitors, whether sitting and watching riverboats float by or enjoying an evening picnic to cap the day. Starting later this month, visitors can also enjoy some free music while taking in the scenery as Paducah Parks present the RIVERfront Concert Series. 

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If you love "doing the numbers" with Marketplace or the Marketplace Morning Report, you've probably heard the name Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. The comprehensive financial advisory group has broadcasted on WKMS for 15 years and also keeps you up-to-date on the day's latest market commentary with the afternoon stock report. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Dry Ground Brewing Company We'll gladly say goodbye to the snow this spring. But there's one ice-cold thing we can't get enough of: craft beer from Paducah's new microbrewery: Dry Ground Brewing Company.

It’s the start of the holiday season. The countdowns to Thanksgiving and Christmas have officially begun, and families will soon be gathered round dining tables to share stories and laughter. It’s that deep significance of the family table that prompted the founders of Heirloom Table Home in Hopkinsville to start designing and building beautiful dining tables of their own.