WKMS Press Releases

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10:08 am
Thu January 13, 2011

WKMS Adds Civil War Special to Schedule

Murray, KY – Media Release: WKMS Adds Civil War Special to Schedule

January 13, 2011

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

With the help of historian Berry Craig, WKMS News has begun a weekly feature series - Kentucky Civil War Dispatches - to chronicle what was happening in Kentucky as the nation descended into civil war to mark the Civil War Sesquicentennial Year.

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2:10 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

WKMS now broadcasting Travel with Rick Steves

Murray, KY – Murray State's listener supported public radio service WKMS is now broadcasting Travel with Rick Steves, Sundays at 6 p.m., following Car Talk. Rick Steves has a nationally successful multi-media travel business and brings his expertise to public radio as well.

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1:43 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Regarding the NPR/Juan Williams Matter

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4:12 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

NPR ends Williams' contract after Muslim remarks

Stephen Voss/?2007 NPR

Murray, KY – Information about NPR's dismissal of Commentator Juan Williams



NPR has terminated the contract of Senior News Analyst Juan Williams, due to remarks made on The O'Reilly Factor on Mon., October 18, that were inconsistent with NPR's editorial standards and practices.

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2:55 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

A letter from NPR's president on Juan Williams incident

Vivian Schiller, President and CEO of NPR

Murray, KY – Dear AREPS,

Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early.

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4:40 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

WKMS Premieres New Series on Sustainability

Murray, KY – MacArthur "genius" Fellow Majora Carter hosts a new five-part series, The Promised Land which airs on WKMS Thursdays at noon starting Thursday, October 21, continuing through Thursday, November 18. Carter introduces today's visionaries, trailblazers who are effecting change - close to home and far afield.

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11:04 am
Fri October 8, 2010

WKMS celebrates John Lennon's birthday on several locally-produced shows Saturday

Murray, Ky – WKMS celebrates the birthday of the late John Lennon by featuring his music on Music from the Front Porch, Rough Mix, and Beyond the Edge this Saturday. Lennon would have been 70 years old. The Beatles founder collaborated with Paul McCartney to form one of the most prolific and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. As performer, writer, or co-writer Lennon is responsible for 27 number one singles in the United States.

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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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