WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Profiles
4:38 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

[Slideshow] Why We Give to WKMS

WKMS News Reporter Whitney Jones

There are all kinds of reasons to give to WKMS! WKMS staff and listeners alike each have a special place in their hearts for this public radio station. Our Spring Fundraiser is about to get underway and we want to know why you give? Share your photo with us and your friends on Facebook and Twitter (#givewkms). Be an ambassador for WKMS during this fundraiser and help us reach our goal quickly so we can continue bringing you the shows you love. Share the love for WKMS!

Make your Spring contribution today.

WKMS Press Releases
3:50 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Media Release: WKMS News Wins Five First Place Awards

The Kentucky Associated Press awarded WKMS five first place radio broadcaster awards of excellence this year. Radio stations across the Commonwealth participated in the 2014 Kentucky Associated Press Awards competition. 

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WKMS Programming
1:53 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

We're Opening the Jazz Vault on WKMS

We're opening the vault... Join us at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights as we share programs from our jazz archives. It could be productions by Todd Hill, Brian Clardy, Andy "Jazzman" Smith, George Eldred, the late-great Colonel Tom Morgan, or an unexpected surprise. Jazz goes local late nights on WKMS with Jazz Vault, classical Cafe Jazz favorites, introduced and produced by George Eldred.

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Ultimate Date Night!
9:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Win the WKMS Ultimate Date Night!

Credit Facebook

Is the great news and music you hear on WKMS always on your mind and your radio dial? There’s no better time than now to make your first pledge of support! Not only will you keep programming you love on air, but you’ll be entered to win an Ultimate Date Night package when you pledge before April 3.

The Ultimate Date Night Package 

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WKMS Press Releases
12:44 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Media Release: Vote for Your Favorite in the WKMS Battle of the Bands

Murray, KY. In the crowning finale of its first Battle of the Bands contest, WKMS goes to the intimate music venue Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The four bands chosen as finalists perform live for the ticket-holding audience which will determine the overall winner.

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WKMS Programming Survey
2:23 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Take the WKMS Programming Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our programming survey. This is a check-up on some recent additions to our schedule and a few ideas we're considering for the future. We'll keep the survey open through March. Thank you for participating. We appreciate your feedback!

Take our Programming Survey.

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WKMS Press Releases
5:23 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

WKMS Meets Goal to Establish All-Classical Channel in Murray

Mayor Bill Wells presents a check to WKMS Development Director Asia Burnett

Murray listeners have contributed over $10,000 to put the WKMS all-classical music channel on an FM source before summer. This service at 99.5 FM will carry the nationally syndicated Classical 24 dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, produced by American Public Media and distributed by Public Radio International. This channel is also available online at wkms.org, on HD radios, and at 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. 

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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
12:07 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Media Release: Preserving Our Voices with WKMS

Murray, KY- Murray State’s listener-supported, educational radio service 91.3, WKMS offers an hour of heart-tugging, funny, frightening, and personal stories told by your neighbors in the Four Rivers Region.  Murray, Paducah, Hopkinsville and Madisonville area residents share glimpses of their lives during the station's broadcast of Preserving Our Voices Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at noon.

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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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