WKMS Press Releases

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1:24 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

WKMS Features Patriotic Music on Independence Day

Murray, KY – The region's public radio service, 91.3 WKMS features special patriotic and American music to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July specials are on the station's all classical channel on air in many locations at 91.3 WKMS HD-2; streaming online at WKMS HD-2 at station website www.wkms.org; and on air at station translators 92.5 FM, Paducah and 105.1 FM, Madisonville.

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9:57 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Kentucky's Most Influential Politicians of the 20th Century

Murray, KY – Murray State's public radio service, 91.3 FM, WKMS airs a special broadcast of the WKMS News weekly newsmagazine The Front Page on Friday, June 25 and Sunday, June 27. The broadcast features profiles of Kentucky's ten most influential politicians of the 20th Century. The order of the profiles, from least to most influential, will be determined by listeners voting their preference at the station's website, www.wkms.org.

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2:27 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

WKMT Extends WKMS Signal to Southwest

Murray, KY – Murray, KY.-Murray State's public radio service, 91.3 FM, WKMS has improved reception for listeners in Fulton, South Fulton, Martin and Union City, Tennessee with repeater service 89.5 FM WKMT, Fulton, effective Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

Murray State University President Randy Dunn says, "We're very happy to have WKMT on the air to extend WKMS' reach to the southwest, especially since many listeners in this area experienced withdrawal of public radio service in the past."

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2:40 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Summer Specials on WKMS

Murray, KY – Listener supported public radio service 91.3 FM, WKMS celebrates music from the movies this Sunday with two locally produced programs, The Eisenhower Hour and Sounds of the Silver Screen. WKMS also welcomes a new, nationally- distributed program, Snap Judgment, to the station's lineup on Mondays this summer.

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10:39 am
Wed May 26, 2010

WKMS at LBL's Pickin' Party this weekend

Murray, KY – Music from the Front Porch host John McMillen emcees the Pickin' Party starting Saturday at LBL's Homeplace -- with old-time music, workshops, and children's activities. WKMS and the Murray Art Guild are offering a kid's crafts activity. It's 10 to 7 Saturday and 11 to 6 Sunday. See you there!

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2:48 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Derby Day Music on WKMS

Murray, KY – WKMS features special editions of Music from the Front Porch and Juke Joint Shuffle Saturday, May 1. Former WKMS News Director Gary Scott, now performing as half of Garcia and Scott, joins host Mark Welch on the Porch from 10 to 1, including a salute to the Derby. Then host John Griffin's Juke Joint Shuffle, 2 to 4 p.m., is all about "horse music."

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4:15 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Murray State's Public Radio Service Signs on New Signals

Murray, KY – Murray State's Public Radio Service Signs on New Signals

Date: April 12, 2010

Contact: Kate Lochte (kate.lochte@murraystate.edu, 800-599-4737)

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1:35 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

WKMS Fundraiser Gets $14,000 Boost

Murray, KY – WKMS, 91.3 FM, Murray, announced today that it has reached almost two-thirds of its spring fundraiser goal with gifts from listeners, grants from local businesses, and an unexpected one-time $14,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. According to station records, listeners have contributed $63,000 to the drive with about $7,000 in matching grants from business underwriters. The overall fundraiser goal is $130,000.

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4:37 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Paducah WKMS Translator Changes Frequency - Now All Classical

Murray, KY – Murray State University's listener supported public radio service WKMS-FM has changed the frequency and the programming on its Paducah translator, which is now carrying all classical music. The Paducah translator is now on 92.5 FM (formerly 92.1 FM) and is broadcasting the 24 hour classical channel also heard on 91.3 WKMS HD-2 and wkms.org including broadcasts of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, concerts from Murray State University and listener favorites like From the Top and Sunday Baroque.

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10:21 am
Wed February 3, 2010

WKMS Presents Special Programming in Honor of Black History Month

Murray, KY – February marks Black History Month, and 91.3 WKMS, Murray State's listener supported public radio service and NPR member station, features two programs in honor of this annual celebration. The special programming is sponsored in part by the United Methodist Churches of Downtown Paducah.

Monday, February 8 and Monday, February 15

Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special

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