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Fate McAfee On The Next Live Lunch, Sept. 1

Aug 22, 2017
Shaina Goodman, Fate McAfee

Tune in for the next WKMS Live Lunch for a special performance from WKMS Singer Songwriter contest finalists and Paris, TN native, Fate McAfee.  McAfee recently released his debut album, Little Bill And The Late Fees, and has been performing regionally and beyond in support of the release.  With intelligent lyrics, a unique voice, and skillful musicianship, McAfee is strongly rooted in the American folk tradition.  He can command an audience completely with just his voice and guitar, and of course, his excellent songs.

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.

Bantha Tracks On The Next Live Lunch, July 7

Jun 30, 2017
Bantha Tracks

Murray based alt-rockers, Bantha Tracks, bring their unique sound to WKMS Studio B on July 7th for the next Live Lunch.  The 2016 WKMS Battle of the Bands Runners-up feature Daniel Thile on guitar and vocals, Mason Henry on bass, and Ben Stone on drums.  The trio formed in the fall of 2015 in Murray with former member, Jason Hamilton, on drums.  The band strives for an original sound with their take on heartfelt and driven alternative rock.

Live Lunch with Big Atomic, This Friday

May 31, 2017
Big Atomic

Former WKMS Battle of the Bands champions, and Kentucky jam-rock darlings, Big Atomic, make their presence felt this Friday, June 2nd, on Live Lunch.  With Murray roots and a multifaceted sound, Big Atomic incorporate funk, soul, R&B, rock and pop into a unique package that enlivens and entertains.  Tune in this Friday at noon on your radio, online, or view the video stream on Facebook Live, to hear an hour of performance and conversation with Big Atomic.

Made possible with support from Murray State's Digital Media Services and Just Hamburgers in Paducah.

samhadfieldmusic.com

Paducah based singer/songwriter, Sam Hadfield, joins Tracy Ross for an hour of music and conversation on Friday's Sounds Good Live Lunch.  Hadfield will be joined by Chris Weinholtz to perform cuts from his upcoming EP.

Coopertheband Facebook

WKMS is proud to welcome Jackson, Tennessee's, Coopertheband, for a performance on Live Lunch, this Friday, February 3, at noon, during Sounds Good.  

The indie folk/rock sextet has had music featured on HBO, ESPN, TruTV and the hit show, "Without A Trace."  You can tune in live on your radio, stream at wkms.org, or watch the video stream through Facebook Live, with thanks to Murray State Digital Media Services.

Check out the band's video for their track "Giants"

EDIT 11:25 a.m.: WKMS is again on-air.  We apologize for the interruption and the inconvenience.

WKMS is off the air currently due to a power outage in our studios.  We will be back on-air as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience

WKMS

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.

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!

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!

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