WKMS Fundraiser

8:28 am
Tue April 21, 2015

WKMS Spring Fundraiser Goal Met in Record Time! Thank You!

Goal met during Morning Edition on April 21, 2015. In the photo: Kaylan Thompson, Tracy Ross, Jenni Todd, Helen Roulston, Kate Lochte Asia Burnett, Matt Markgraf
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In a flurry of calls just before 8 a.m. on Morning Edition, listeners have come together to finish the WKMS Spring Fundraiser in a record 6 days, raising $110,000 in community support! What a great way to celebrate 45 years of being on the air. We're still sounding good because our listeners keep it that way. Thank you to everyone who gave this Spring, to our Sustaining members who give all year, to everyone who gave before the on air drive got started, to our Underwriters, to our Volunteers, to our food and gift donors, and to our licensee Murray State University. We're here for you and because of you. Excellent work everyone. Get some rest, keep listening, and make great radio!

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WKMS Press Releases
8:57 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Support WKMS and Bike in Style!

Public radio is all about exploration.

You discover new stories, blaze new trails, and aren't afraid to push a little further.

Now you can exercise your body as well as your mind.

Everyone who gives this spring to keep the WKMS broadcast signal strong (including our sustaining members!) will be entered in the drawing for this Specialized mountain bike from Gear Up Cycles in Murray (a $700 value). 

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Spring Fundraiser
11:57 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Give Early This Spring and You Could Win Our Retro Prize Pack!

There's nothing like the sound of vinyl, or the shows you love on WKMS. Now you can combine your love for the two!

When you give early, you keep our on-air fundraiser short – so you can hear more of the uninterrupted public radio programming you love. And now, as an added bonus, when you pledge before April 17, you’re automatically entered into the drawing for our "Retro Package" including a Crosley turntable and a stack of vinyl records including albums from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Grateful Dead. 

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WKMS Press Releases
5:16 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

$20,000 Raised in WKMS Holiday Fund Drive! THANK YOU!

Today near the end of the first hour of All Things Considered, a flurry of phones rang from listeners ending our holiday fund drive! With over $20,000 raised, we are excited to wrap up 2014 strong and can't wait to continue bringing you quality public radio in 2015. Your gifts pay for the programming and equipment that allow us to stay on air and for that, we are extremely grateful. Thank you. Happy holidays from WKMS!

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12:09 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Consider a Year-End Gift & Win This Willow Chair

year-end giving promotion

We hope you'll keep WKMS in mind as you plan your charitable year-end giving

All who *participate through December 4 will be entered in a drawing for this hand-made Fanback Willow Chair built by Kentucky Crafted Artist Justin Roberts! (a $450 value)

Click here to make a year-end gift

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WKMS Fundraiser
10:23 am
Fri September 5, 2014

A Tree Will Be Planted for Every Pledge


Grow Your Station AND a Tree!  

When you give to WKMS this fall, you nourish your public radio home and your environment. GPS Recycle NOW is partnering to donate one tree for every pledge we receive. Your tree will be planted in Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park so you can one day enjoy your favorite WKMS programs under a leafy canopy. 

Make your gift today. Because you grow listening to stories from around the world on WKMS, AND you believe in leaving that world better than you found it.

Many thanks to Greater Paducah Sustainability - Recycle Now! and their commitment to the environment. And to you for making a difference!

Please Contribute Now

WKMS Press Releases
4:18 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Media Release: WKMS Listeners Meet Spring Goal

Murray, KY- WKMS listeners and underwriters surpassed the station’s spring fundraising goal on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this Murray State University regional service for western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois. 

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10:56 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Win Bikes from BikeWorld in Paducah!

You’ve traveled far with WKMS. Now let us take you farther in style!

When you pledge early, you keep our on-air fundraiser short – so you can hear more of the uninterrupted public radio programming you love. And now, as an added bonus, when you pledge before our on-air drive on April 4, you’re automatically entered into the drawing for a pair of bikes from BikeWorld of Paducah (A $1,000 value)!

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WKMS Press Releases
11:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

You're Invited to "A Classical Affair"

We're looking for angels to make history in Murray!

Join WKMS staff and listeners for "A Classical Affair" at Oakhurst, Murray State's Presidential Residence, Thursday, February 13, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:09 am
Thu November 21, 2013

WKMS Exceeds Fundraiser Goal and Provides Food to Community Food Banks

Photo left to right: WKMS Program Director Tracy Ross, Asia Burnett and Roger Reichmuth display this fall’s "Feeding Hungry Minds Sounds Good" logo tee.

Murray, KY- Dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters topped the station’s autumn fundraising goal on Halloween Day, 2013 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this public radio service that Murray State University has provided the region, with community support, for over four decades.

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