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4:12 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Kentucky I-69 Agreement Approved

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a milestone accomplishment for Kentucky transportation - federal approval of an agreement by which a 38-mile section of the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway will be designated Interstate 69 this fall.

It is the first segment of what eventually will become an I-69 corridor from Henderson to Fulton, incorporating the Julian Carroll/Purchase Parkway, Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway and a portion of I-24 in addition to the Ford/Western Kentucky Parkway.

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10:39 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Special Guests Announced for A Prairie Home Companion Performance in Murray

Garrison Keillor and Fred Newman

Murray, KY – Media Release: Special Guests Announced for A Live Broadcast Performance of A Prairie Home Companion with a Tribute to the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe

Date: 08.29.11

Contact: Jenni Todd (jtodd14@murraystate.edu, 270-809-4748)

On Saturday, November 5, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor comes to Murray State University's CFSB Center with a centennial tribute to Father of Bluegrass Music Bill Monroe.

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4:45 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Christian County man found dead after tractor accident

Murray, KY – A Christian County man is dead after a tractor accident yesterday morning. A motorist discovered 69 year old James Edward Morris around 8 am Monday near his home. Police say Morris was lying next to the road with what appeared to be fatal wounds from a bush hog. Police found his tractor close by in the tree line with the bush hog still attached. Police don't suspect foul play in Morris' death.

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4:08 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Fort Campbell Death: Summers

Murray, KY – The Army reports the 30th casualty from Fort Campbell this year. Kentucky native, and Fort Campbell soldier 27 year-old Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers died July 14 in Afghanistan's Paktika province after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Sgt. Summers of Mount Olivet, Ky., He was assigned to to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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10:40 am
Thu July 14, 2011

WKMS Hosts Mid Summer Mini Fundraiser for Special Projects

Murray, KY – Media Release: WKMS Hosts Mid Summer Mini Fundraiser for Special Projects

Date: 07-14-2011

Contact: Jenni Todd (jtodd14@murraystate.edu, 270-809-4748)

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5:03 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

WKMS changes Saturday line-up, Fourth of July weekend

Rick's Kitchen Sink, a new show Saturday afternoons.

Murray, KY – Media Release: Public Radio WKMS Changes Saturday Line-Up on Fourth of July Weekend.
Contact: Tracy Ross (tracy.ross@murraystate.edu - 800-599-4737)

Two long-running WKMS Saturday programs move to new times on the July 4th weekend. This American Life moves from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays (also re-airing at noon Mondays replacing Studio 360 which leaves the station's schedule) and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour moves from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays.

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4:45 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

WKMS News' Front Page changes times and format, environmental program joins schedule July 1

Murray, KY – Media Release: New Format and Times for WKMS News' Front Page and New Environmental Program Joins Schedule Effective July 1

Contact: Chad Lampe (chad.lampe@murraystate.edu, 800-599-4737)

The Front Page, WKMS News' weekly magazine moves from its original hour-long Fridays at noon position on the WKMS schedule to a new format and new times Fridays effective July 1, when the station adds Living On Earth as its weekly Friday noon feature.

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4:31 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

Contemporary international music program debuts on WKMS July 3

Murray, KY – Media Release: New Contemporary International Music Program Sunday Latenight on WKMS effective July 3

Contact: Tracy Ross (tracy.ross@murraystate.edu, 800-599-4737)

WKMS premieres a new contemporary international music program, Imported, at midnight Sundays starting July 3, pre-empting the second hour of Music from the Hearts of Space. WKMS Volunteers Chris Taylor and Georgena Ware are originating the program in the region's public radio service's studios.

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2:32 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Eisenhower Hour returns to WKMS

Murray, KY – Media Release: The Eisenhower Hour Returns to WKMS

Contact: Tracy Ross (tracy.ross@murraystate.edu, 800-599-4737)

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3:29 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Sounds of the Silver Screen Returns to WKMS

Murray, KY – Media Release: Sounds of the Silver Screen Returns to WKMS

Date: June 1, 2011

Contact: Jenni Todd (wkmsmembership@murraystate.edu or 270.809.4748)

Click here to visit the Sounds of the Silver Screen page

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