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.
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.
Here's who's on Sounds Good this week. Because of our lineup of holiday programming, Sounds Good will only be an hour each of the days (except Friday).
Monday, December 8
Coming in January, Murray State's main website will undergo a major change to accommodate mobile users, and we learn more about it from web manager Charley Allen.
Festivo Alt. Latino with Coral Cantigas- Felix Contreras hosts this special featuring 20 piece choral ensemble Coral Cantigas, Peruvian Christmas carols, folk music from Brazil, Spain, and Mexico plus Parrandas from Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
Today near the end of the first hour of All Things Considered, a flurry of phones rang from listeners ending our holiday fund drive! With over $20,000 raised, we are excited to wrap up 2014 strong and can't wait to continue bringing you quality public radio in 2015. Your gifts pay for the programming and equipment that allow us to stay on air and for that, we are extremely grateful. Thank you.Happy holidays from WKMS!
We have a day for giving thanks. We have three for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Here's a look ahead at who's on Sounds Good this week:
Monday, December 1
John Fannin will conduct his piece "A Winter’s Dawn" for Saturday's Community Band Concert in Murray. Fannin's compositions are getting nationwide attention in the wind band repertoire.
Today we meet Kathy Tinkham of Red Roof Ranch Alpacas in Trigg County. The Tinkhams have built a fifty plus alpaca herd on their hundred acre ranch. Each alpaca is named and its wool is identified in hand-made items in the store, alongside Peruvian goods.
Murray-based jam, funk,rock band Big Atomic plays our next Sounds Good Live Lunch, December 12 at Noon. With a versatile sound, Big Atomic ranges form pulsing dance to funky rock to smooth r&b. They released a self-titled EP last August and have since played in Murray and Paducah, looking to expand to regional venues in 2015.