WKMS Press Releases

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Tune in Friday (July 29), at Noon for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring Nashville-based blues and rock band and WKMS Battle of the Bands finalist Year of October live in Studio B!

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On the 4th of July, hear two one-hour documentaries exploring punk rock music and an America that birthed the new order of today. The stories of these bands are more than music, they’re the cultural evolution of America: the end of the 60s, the ferment of the 70s, Watergate to the Women’s Movement.

Jenni Todd, WKMS

We welcome Kentucky-native and Nashville-based artist Vickie Vaughn back to WKMS Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. This time, she's joined by guitarist Corey Walker for an hour of bluegrass and country tunes. 

Watch the live webcast here!

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Starting June 20, you'll hear some new voices on WKMS as we launch a new regional journalism partnership called the Ohio Valley ReSource. We're teaming up with some other great public media stations to bring you even better coverage of some of the most important issues our region faces. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with the project's managing editor Jeff Young. 

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WKMS welcomes NPR’s Invisibilia back to the programming lineup. This is the second season of the Peabody nominated program about unforeseen forces that shape human behavior.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

FUN. That may be the best and simplest way to describe Friday's Sounds Good Live Lunch guests: Whiskey Shivers. Or maybe: "The best new bluegrass band out there," by way of the BBC.

Watch the web stream!

WKMS has an exciting new line-up Sunday nights, including a new time-slot for Ted Radio Hour and a new program to the WKMS line-up, The Dinner Party Download. The fun starts this weekend! Here's the schedule:

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In the latest installment of the WKMS documentary series focusing on regional history and culture, VEEP: The Life and Times of Alben Barkley, producer Todd Hatton goes beyond Kentuckian Alben Barkley’s biography to offer listeners a look at the “Veep’s” profound accomplishments and life behind the scenes. 

Independence Bank

Wednesday Heidi Shultz, President of Independence Bank was joined by co-workers Cristina Ojeda-Garrison and Tamara Phillips, as they presented a $1776 check to The Gentry House in Murray as part of a philanthropy partnership with WKMS listeners this spring. 

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WKMS is proud to announce another set of awards for its newsroom. The Kentucky Associated Press notified WKMS News that its work in 2015 for Murray State’s listener-supported public radio service has taken home KAPB awards, including the First Place award for station website and Second Place awards for Long and Short Light News Features.

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