WKMS Press Releases

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11:42 am
Tue February 22, 2011

WKMS Airs Special on Coal Dependence

Murray, KY – Media Release: WKMS Airs Specials on Coal Dependence

Date: 2-22-11

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

Murray, KY -- Murray State's public radio service 91.3 WKMS continues airing special programs Thursdays at noon with Power and Smoke: A Nation Built on Coal, on March 3.

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9:53 am
Thu February 10, 2011

WKMS Presents "Chinese Culture In and Around Murray" on Front Page

Murray, KY – Observing the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit, WKMS airs a special Front Page -- Chinese Culture In and Around Murray Friday, February 11 at noon, and again Sunday February 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Meet Chinese residents and visitors - many who come from big cities - now settling in our rural region. Learn how these new neighbors view our cuisine, dating styles, internet freedoms and religious values.

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2:28 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

WKMS News Director Elected Chairman of Kentucky Public Radio Board

WKMS News Director Chad Lampe

Murray, KY – Chad Lampe, News Director for WKMS, is the newly-elected Chairman of the Kentucky Public Radio Editorial Board. Lampe is a Murray State University graduate and has worked at WKMS since 2005. Originally a student reporter, he has served in his current position as News Director since 2007. Notably, Lampe has received many Kentucky Associated Press awards including 1st place recognition for coverage of the 2009 ice storm.

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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

Press Releases & Events
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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