WKMS Press Releases

Media Release: WKMS Broadcasts Black History Month Programs

Date: 01.30.12

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

91.3 WKMS offers weekly programs in honor of African American heritage during the traditional observation of Black History Month in February.

Noon, Thursday, February 2 and 9 a.m. Sunday, February 5 - Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special

Media Release: WKMS Partners with the Murray Shakespeare Festival

Date: 01-13-12

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

Murray State’s listener-supported public radio service WKMS partners with the Murray Shakespeare Festival for the third year to present “A Minute with Shakespeare,” brief one-minute recordings featuring the words of Shakespeare, to promote this year’s festival.  


Media Release: Juke Joint Shuffle Returns to WKMS Saturdays

Date: 01-13-12

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

Longtime WKMS personality John Griffin returns with co-host Rick Nance to resume Juke Joint Shuffle Saturdays from 1 -3 p.m. The return of Juke Joint on Murray State’s public radio service WKMS-FM replaces Bluegrass BreakdownAll Songs Considered, and Rick’s Kitchen Sink.

Media Release: America’s Test Kitchen Radio joins WKMS Sundays

Date: 01-13-12

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

America’s Test Kitchen Radio joins Murray State University’s public radio service, 91.3 WKMS, Sundays at 6 a.m., replacing On Being. Christopher Kimball hosts the new cooking program for radio that takes you inside the test kitchen for food tastings, equipment ratings, chef profiles, and a call-in segment. 

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