WKMS Press Releases

Sounds Good Special
2:38 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

A Short History of Apple Corps 'Sounds Good'

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Tune in to Sounds Good Thursday, July 24 as guest host Todd Hatton takes us back to the 1960s for a look at Apple Corps. The label, founded by the Beatles, was a launching pad for artists like James Taylor and Badfinger as well as a source for the Fab Four's classic solo work. We'll prepare crisp facts and some sweet tunes in this music documentary.

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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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WKMS Press Releases
2:44 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WKMS All Classical 99.5 FM Murray Now On the Air

Murray State’s listener supported public radio service for the region. 91.3 WKMS, has added a third FM signal featuring all classical music to its array. Friday, May 23, 2014, 99.5 FM Murray signed on the air, joining 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville, in transmitting the all classical service 91.3, WKMS-HD2. 

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NPR Story
10:46 am
Fri May 9, 2014

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

Jarl Mohn, a veteran of radio and television, will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors announced Friday.
Jim Tuttle for NPR

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 5:31 pm

Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. He is also on the boards of KPCC Southern California Public Radio and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Announcing the hire, Kit Jensen, who chairs NPR's board of directors, said Mohn has "an ability to find nuanced and new ideas." He is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

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WKMS Giveaway
10:30 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Last Day to Enter. Let's Bring Our Fundraiser To Goal Today!

It’s big. It’s green. And it allows you to grill, bake and smoke all your favorite foods!

It's The Big Green Egg! Anyone who gives between May 1, 2014 until we reach our goal, will be in the drawing (Sustaining Members, you are already included).

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#igiveadime
9:55 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Do You Give A Dime?

Want to be part of the WKMS Spring fundraiser, but can't find a pledge level to fit your budget? How about our new Dime-a-Day new membership? You'll join a club of dedicated members who "give a dime" about WKMS!

And we'll even let you... 

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WKMS Press Releases
1:23 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Murray Rotarians Make Donation With WKMS

Murray Rotarians Gene Schanbacher, Pete Lancaster, Roger Reichmuth and Yvette Pyle make their food donation to Needline as part of the WKMS Feeding Hungry Minds project from this past fall.

Rotary Clubs around the region partnered with Murray State's public radio station, WKMS, to contribute over 1,000 pounds of food to community food banks, one for each pledge the station received in Fall 2013. 

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WKMS Press Releases
1:27 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

WKMS Documentary Wins National Journalism Award

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced today that the WKMS News Documentary “Kentucky Dam – Power for the People” produced by Todd Hatton and Chad Lampe, is a recipient of a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism. 

Listen to the documentary, Kentucky Dam: Power For The People.

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WKMS Press Releases
12:43 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Media Release: WKMS Spring Fundraiser Nearing Goal

Murray, KY. Murray State's listener supported NPR member station, 91.3 WKMS-FM has reached nearly 70 percent of its spring fundraiser goal as of Friday, April 11. Listener-members and corporate matching grant contributors from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois have contributed nearly $90,000 towards the $130,000 goal in community support. 

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WKMS Fundraiser
11:13 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Together We Can Meet Our Pledge Drive Goal. Contribute Now!

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about how to contribute. Here’s the urgency: Our Spring fundraiser has passed the $110,000 level and must rise to $130,000 to be complete, for the WKMS budget to work.

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