WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Press Releases
10:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: February 9 - 13

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, February 9

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest idea of "net neutrality" -- regulating web access as a public utility -- and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies.

Gospel music's only blind drummer, Ricky McKinnie of The Blind Boys of Alabama, talks with Kate Lochte about the 7 decades-long success of the group, which performs in the Clemens Fine Arts Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College this Friday.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:30 am
Fri February 6, 2015

[Video Added] Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters Play Sounds Good Live Lunch

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch at Noon features southern Indiana singer-songwriter Nick Dittmeier. His alt country EP, Extra Better, earned him a nomination for "Songwriter of the Year" at the inaugural Louisville Music Awards.

Hear Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters in a live performance from Studio B, February 27 at Noon! Watch the live webcast here.

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WKMS Press Releases
5:30 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Declare Your Love on Air!

Credit Studio Porto Sabbia, 123rf Stock Photo

"All Things Considered, I love you Molly!" - Robert

"You're breath of Fresh Air, Joe!" -  Terry

Need a special way to say “I love you” to that public radio fan in your life? Say it on air. Email us your Valentine message of 20 words or less by this Sunday, February 8th, to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu with “Valentine Message” in the subject line. Your declaration of love will air, in a rotation, February 12 - 14.

It's our special way of saying thanks for going steady with WKMS!

WKMS Press Releases
2:52 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Hear NPR's Invisibilia - A New Show About Human Behavior - Sundays at 9 AM

Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things) is a new show about the invisible forces that control human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, the show interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. We’ll begin Sunday, February 8 with “The Secret History of Thoughts”- which asks the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” Lulu and Alix helped create Radiolab and This American Life, so we know this new show will appeal to many WKMS listeners.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:33 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Hear Black History Month Specials on WKMS

Civil Rights leaders: Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, Rep. William Fitts Ryan, James Farmer, John Lewis, 1965
Credit Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons, Library of Congress

WKMS celebrates Black History Month with a unique collection of vignettes during Sounds Good all month long, a limited-run series on the life and music of Duke Ellington and special programming covering "Race and Fear" in America, the Civil Rights movement from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and a special report following three African American women coping with breast cancer.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:33 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: February 2 - 6

(UPDATE) Here's an outlook of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week.

Monday, February 2

So, how did the Super Bowl ads score?  We'll get analysis from a Murray State Executive in Residence, Mr. Robert Norsworthy, a national advertising expert working in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Janet Woodall Corum joins us to chat about her upcoming dessert theatre performance at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College.  She and Thad Mayhugh star in an intimate musical, "I Do, I Do," following a couple through fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Lynn Curtis directs the music.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:08 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: January 26 - 30

Here's the outlook for who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, January 26

Curator Myers Brown is with us in the first hour to describe the Tennessee State Museum's Civil War exhibit, Common People in Uncommon Times, at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies joins us in the second hour to discuss legislative priorities for 2015, President Obama's plan for free community college, how the tobacco free policy will be enforced and the hiring of the new MSU football coach.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:49 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Media Release: WKMS Announces “Battle of the Bands” Contest

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Murray State’s public radio service, 91.3 WKMS FM has announced its 2nd annual “Battle of the Bands” contest, continuing its ongoing support of bands and singer-songwriters as yet without recording contracts. The Battle of the Bands entry deadline is March 1, 2015. The winner will be chosen after a concert of finalists at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on March 26, 2015. This year’s Grand Prize is a Music Promotion Package valued at over $3,000. 

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WKMS Press Releases
9:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Coming February: More All Things Considered, Fresh Air at New Time

As we begin this 45th year of WKMS broadcasts, we thank you for amazing generosity at year's end! We enter the new year with a new weekday afternoon schedule for your listening pleasure. 

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WKMS Press Releases
9:55 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Sounds Good Week Ahead: December 15 - 19

Here's who's featured on Sounds Good this week. Please note: Sounds Good is only an hour long each day this week. The second hour will be a variety of holiday specials, as part of our Holidays Sound Good series.

Monday, December 15

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