WKMS Press Releases

Thank You! WKMS Fall Fundraiser Goal Met!

Sep 30, 2016

What an exhilarating week of our on air pledge drive, sharing with our listening community why public radio is an asset to the region. Listeners, sustainers, new friends and long time friends, underwriters and volunteers have come together to raise $130,000 for WKMS. 

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New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation. 

INTRODUCING: The WKMS Short Storytelling Contest

Aug 15, 2016
Microphone Photo: Image Credit: By Lucasbosch (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Do you have a story to tell?

Welcome to the WKMS Short Storytelling Competition!

Entrants submit a written short story accompanied with an audio recording. The story length should be between  5 to 10 minutes.   Keep reading for a tutorial on how to use your smart phone to record yourself, or you can call the station at 1-800-599-4737 for more assistance on how to record.

The story must be original and FCC clean (meaning no profanities).

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: