WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Press Releases
1:17 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

You're Invited to a "Red Shoe" Party at Shandies!

Thursday, April 2 in Paducah 

We're hosting a party for "Lake Wobegon aficionados" before the Garrison Keillor LIVE at The Carson Center show later that night.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:20 am
Fri March 13, 2015

'The Off Beat,' A New Reggae Show, Debuts on WKMS March 22

Credit The Off Beat logo

A new kind of mellow beat can be heard from your radio when you’re in need of a pick-me-up. WKMS introduces a new reggae show, March 22, The Off Beat.

Why reggae? The show’s host, Austin Carter, says, “why not reggae!” 

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WKMS Press Releases
10:16 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 9 - 13

Here's the rundown of who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, March 9

MSU Minority Teaching Fellow Tracie Gilbert joins us to preview the film "Pariah" showing at the Curris Center Theatre tonight at 7:30.  It's the "coming of age Lesbian" art drama film that won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Mayfield's Ice House Gallery is showing "Scientific America; Photography by Ron Toth," through March 26th.  Toth is a plant sciences professor at Northern Illinois University.  Ice House Interim Director Ric Watson tells us about the show and what else is happening at the Gallery. 

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WKMS Press Releases
9:59 am
Mon March 2, 2015

This Week on Sounds Good March 2 - 6

Here's a look at our featured guests on Sounds Good this week. 

Monday, March 2

Todd Hatton speaks with TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz about their upcoming season and the reasons for the program's success around the world.

Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies about Honors College, performance funding and more.

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WKMS Press Releases
4:28 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

The WKMS FM Classical Trio

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88.9 Murray, 92.5 Paducah, 105.1 Madisonville

We're not Messiaen around when it comes to classical music. Enjoy more than you can Handel on our trio and streaming online at wkms.org.

Starring the Paducah Symphony Orchestra:

Don't miss the rest of this season:

Hear the March 14th performance of Nielsen's 4th Symphony on March 20. Hear the April 18 performance of Carmina Burana on April 26!

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WKMS Press Releases
10:08 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead February 23 - 27

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, February 23

Today we meet 2015 Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux who performs next Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.

We continue our survey of "how things are going" in our coverage region with a conversation with Henry County, Tennessee, Development Corporation CEO David Hamilton.

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WKMS Press Releases
1:32 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

[Update: Back to Normal Operations] WKMS Classical 88.9 Temporarily Off-Air

This morning's view from the WKMS balcony.
Credit Matt Markgraf/WKMS

Update: Back to full power. Signal is strong and clear.

WKMS Classical 88.9 in Murray is off the air, due to icing on the antenna atop Murray State University's Price Doyle Fine Arts.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: February 9 - 13

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, February 9

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest idea of "net neutrality" -- regulating web access as a public utility -- and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies.

Gospel music's only blind drummer, Ricky McKinnie of The Blind Boys of Alabama, talks with Kate Lochte about the 7 decades-long success of the group, which performs in the Clemens Fine Arts Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College this Friday.

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10:30 am
Fri February 6, 2015

[Video Added] Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters Play Sounds Good Live Lunch

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch at Noon features southern Indiana singer-songwriter Nick Dittmeier. His alt country EP, Extra Better, earned him a nomination for "Songwriter of the Year" at the inaugural Louisville Music Awards.

Hear Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters in a live performance from Studio B, February 27 at Noon! Watch the live webcast here.

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5:30 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Declare Your Love on Air!

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"All Things Considered, I love you Molly!" - Robert

"You're breath of Fresh Air, Joe!" -  Terry

Need a special way to say “I love you” to that public radio fan in your life? Say it on air. Email us your Valentine message of 20 words or less by this Sunday, February 8th, to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu with “Valentine Message” in the subject line. Your declaration of love will air, in a rotation, February 12 - 14.

It's our special way of saying thanks for going steady with WKMS!