WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Press Releases
10:33 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Hear Paducah Symphony Orchestra 2014-15 Season on WKMS

Hear Paducah Symphony Orchestra concerts on WKMS! PSO concerts preempt A Prairie Home Companion rebroadcasts Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and are rebroadcast Sunday nights from 9 - 11 p.m. You can also enjoy the concerts simulcast live on our Classical Channel. Also, rebroadcasts on our Classical Channel Mondays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at Noon, and Saturdays a 8 p.m. on weeks following the initial broadcast.

Full Schedule:

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WKMS Press Releases
1:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Programming Change: Fresh Air Weekend, The Jive House

Listen Sunday, September 7 for an exciting new early-evening lineup on WKMS!

Following Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me will be Fresh Air Weekend with Terry Gross at 6, followed at 7 by an encore broadcast of The Jive House which also airs Thursday evenings at 9. 

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WKMS Giveaways
1:39 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Support WKMS Early! Kayak Drawing Ends TODAY!

*Tracy not included
Original Photo by Patrick Abanathy, Abanathy Photography, LLC

Are you a trail blazer?

Seek out your inner adventurer and lead the way for other listeners this fall when you give early!

You’ve explored your world from the Mississippi to the Antarctic on WKMS, with in-depth stories and music from around the globe.

Now you can help blaze the path for keeping our on-air fundraiser as short as possible – so you can get back to uninterrupted discovery!

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Sounds Good Special
2:38 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

A Short History of Apple Corps 'Sounds Good'

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Tune in to Sounds Good Thursday, July 24 as guest host Todd Hatton takes us back to the 1960s for a look at Apple Corps. The label, founded by the Beatles, was a launching pad for artists like James Taylor and Badfinger as well as a source for the Fab Four's classic solo work. We'll prepare crisp facts and some sweet tunes in this music documentary.

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WKMS Press Releases
4:18 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Media Release: WKMS Listeners Meet Spring Goal

Murray, KY- WKMS listeners and underwriters surpassed the station’s spring fundraising goal on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this Murray State University regional service for western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois. 

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WKMS Press Releases
2:44 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WKMS All Classical 99.5 FM Murray Now On the Air

Murray State’s listener supported public radio service for the region. 91.3 WKMS, has added a third FM signal featuring all classical music to its array. Friday, May 23, 2014, 99.5 FM Murray signed on the air, joining 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville, in transmitting the all classical service 91.3, WKMS-HD2. 

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NPR Story
10:46 am
Fri May 9, 2014

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

Jarl Mohn, a veteran of radio and television, will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors announced Friday.
Jim Tuttle for NPR

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 5:31 pm

Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. He is also on the boards of KPCC Southern California Public Radio and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Announcing the hire, Kit Jensen, who chairs NPR's board of directors, said Mohn has "an ability to find nuanced and new ideas." He is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

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WKMS Giveaway
10:30 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Last Day to Enter. Let's Bring Our Fundraiser To Goal Today!

It’s big. It’s green. And it allows you to grill, bake and smoke all your favorite foods!

It's The Big Green Egg! Anyone who gives between May 1, 2014 until we reach our goal, will be in the drawing (Sustaining Members, you are already included).

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#igiveadime
9:55 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Do You Give A Dime?

Want to be part of the WKMS Spring fundraiser, but can't find a pledge level to fit your budget? How about our new Dime-a-Day new membership? You'll join a club of dedicated members who "give a dime" about WKMS!

And we'll even let you... 

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WKMS Press Releases
1:23 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Murray Rotarians Make Donation With WKMS

Murray Rotarians Gene Schanbacher, Pete Lancaster, Roger Reichmuth and Yvette Pyle make their food donation to Needline as part of the WKMS Feeding Hungry Minds project from this past fall.

Rotary Clubs around the region partnered with Murray State's public radio station, WKMS, to contribute over 1,000 pounds of food to community food banks, one for each pledge the station received in Fall 2013. 

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