WKMS Press Releases

Media Release: New Programs Weekday Evenings on WKMS

Date: 01.09.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

Murray State University’s public radio service, 91.3 WKMS, is ramping up its public affairs service to the Four Rivers Region with several programs joining its schedule this new year. The station is particularly showcasing half-hour programs at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the popular, fast-paced business program, Marketplace.

Media Release: Benny Goodman: King of Swing on WKMS

Date: 01.10.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State, leader of The Todd Hill Quartet and Todd Hill and his Orchestra, and WKMS Volunteer Todd Hill has created a new 10-part series, Benny Goodman: King of Swing for the regional public media service of Murray State University.  This is Mr. Hill’s second ten-part series for WKMS, having created Diggin’ Duke in 2010.

Murray, KY – Media Release December 15, 2011 Contact: Jenni Todd (jtodd14@murraystate.edu or 800-599-4737)

WKMS Offers Specials for the Holidays

Each year Murray State's listener supported public radio service WKMS broadcasts a series of special music and storytelling programs for the holidays with over 30 hours of radio features not broadcast elsewhere on the dial in this region. This Company for the Holidays series continues through New Year's Day. Features airing this Monday through Christmas Eve are:

Murray, KY – Media Release: Kentucky Public Radio Coal Ash Special on WKMS
Date: 10.12.11
Contact: Jenni Todd (jtodd14@murraystate.edu, 270-809-4748)

Hear a Kentucky Public Radio special produced by Louisville Public Media on the science and risks of coal ash Thursday, October 13, at noon on WKMS. It's a live call-in show so that listeners can contribute questions and comments. With its main signal at 91.3 FM, WKMS is Murray State University's listener supported public radio service.

Paducah, KY – To allow for the setup and enjoyment of the Barbeque on the River and Old Market Days Festivals, several roads will be closed in downtown Paducah. Please note that all streets are subject to early closure due to safety reasons as determined by the Paducah Police Department. The schedule of road closures is as follows:

Closing Tuesday, September 20
Water Street from Broadway toward Schultz Park floodwall entrance at
Broadway remains open
Sections of the Municipal Parking Lot

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.

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.

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.