Work is underway installing an emergency generator at the WKMS LBL transmission center. This will require turning off the HD transmitter. As a result WKMS-HD channels and service at 92.5 FM, Paducah will be off the air for several hours as needed. We apologize for this inconvenience. NOTE: This will not affect our web streams.
WKMS-FM and Murray State University’s Teacher Quality Institute have teamed up for the fifth year of a special project during April, National Poetry Month. WKMS broadcastsPoetry Minutes, short poems by students in western Kentucky public schools, that air at 7:19 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. weekdays through Monday, April 30. Poems will also be posted on the station’s website wkms.org, along with the Journey Stories images that inspired them, so the work of the young writers can be heard any time.
Murray State's listener supported public radio service, 91.3 WKMS-FM had reached 80 percent of its first fundraiser goal of 2012 as of Monday, March 26. Station Manager Kate Lochte says, "We're grateful that many listeners have already contributed so generously towards our spring fundraising goal in community support. We must continue to ask others to complete the goal, since cuts in grant funding for equipment replacement demand we establish an emergency contingency fund in addition to our necessary annual operating budget."