WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Press Releases
4:37 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

WKMS News Wins Associated Press Awards

The Kentucky Associated Press has notified WKMS News that its work for Murray State’s listener supported radio service has won two 1st place awards of excellence in its newly reorganized non-commercial radio category of competition. WKMS was among first-place winners with “The Best of Show” award in the Radio category.  Radio stations across the Commonwealth participated in the 2012 Kentucky Associated Press Awards competition.   

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WKMS Press Releases
11:37 am
Mon April 16, 2012

WKMS Presents Burn: an Energy Journal during Noon Hour

Murray State's public radio service 91.3 WKMS presents BURN: an Energy Journal, airing Thursdays, April 19 and 26, at noon. BURN: An Energy Journal is the flagship program of The Public Radio Energy Project.Host Alex Chadwick, a veteran reporter and writer, maintains that energy is the fundamental issue of our time; it powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances; it empowers and impoverishes; and enables almost all that we do as a society.

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STATION ANNOUNCEMENT
4:47 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

WKMS-HD and 92.5 FM Interruption for Generator Installation

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.

Click here to see some photos of the new generator site.

WKMS Press Releases - Poetry Minutes
10:44 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Hundreds of Students Celebrate Poetry and Tell Journey Stories

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.

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WKMS Press Releases - Fundraiser Update
1:31 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

WKMS Spring Fundraiser Close to Goal

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."

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WKMS Press Releases
5:26 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Fundraising Underway for Public Radio Service WKMS

Media Release: Media Release: Fundraising Underway for Public Radio Service WKMS

Date: 03.08.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

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WKMS Press Releases
3:17 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

KET launches public media partnership to allow public affairs, arts and education programs to reach

For Release: 2011-12-28 13:35:00

Next week, KET will begin a partnership with public radio stations in Kentucky to air KET series and programs. This partnership will launch initially with WEKU and WKMS. WEKU, based in Richmond, reaches nearly all of Eastern Kentucky and the Bluegrass/Central Kentucky region. WKMS, based in Murray, reaches Western Kentucky and the Four Rivers Region.

Additionally, KET is in discussions with all public radio stations in the state and will be announcing more partnerships in the coming weeks.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:16 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Boulders’ BBQ & Basketball 4 WKMS One-Night Fundraiser

Media Release: Boulders’ BBQ & Basketball 4 WKMS One-Night Fundraiser

Date: 02.15.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

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WKMS Press Releases
3:13 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Beyond the Edge features Murray Band Quailbones from WKMS Studios

Public radio nationwide has a track record of providing musical artists their first public platform for performance. Continuing the WKMS commitment to musicians, Program Director Tracy Ross features an hour of live music with Murray band Quailbones Saturday night at 10, the final hour of his decade-long program Beyond the Edge.  WKMS is Murray State University’s listener supported public radio service.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:10 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

WKMS Broadcasts Black History Month Programs

Media Release: WKMS Broadcasts Black History Month Programs

Date: 01.30.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

91.3 WKMS offers weekly programs in honor of African American heritage during the traditional observation of Black History Month in February.

Noon, Thursday, February 2 and 9 a.m. Sunday, February 5 - Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special

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