WKMS Press Releases

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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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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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