WKMS Press Releases

Murray, KY – Chad Lampe, News Director for WKMS, is the newly-elected Chairman of the Kentucky Public Radio Editorial Board. Lampe is a Murray State University graduate and has worked at WKMS since 2005. Originally a student reporter, he has served in his current position as News Director since 2007. Notably, Lampe has received many Kentucky Associated Press awards including 1st place recognition for coverage of the 2009 ice storm.

Murray, KY – Media Release: WKMS Adds Civil War Special to Schedule

January 13, 2011

Contact: Kate Lochte (kate.lochte@murraystate.edu or 800-599-4737)

With the help of historian Berry Craig, WKMS News has begun a weekly feature series - Kentucky Civil War Dispatches - to chronicle what was happening in Kentucky as the nation descended into civil war to mark the Civil War Sesquicentennial Year.

Murray, KY – Murray State's listener supported public radio service WKMS is now broadcasting Travel with Rick Steves, Sundays at 6 p.m., following Car Talk. Rick Steves has a nationally successful multi-media travel business and brings his expertise to public radio as well.

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Murray, KY – Information about NPR's dismissal of Commentator Juan Williams

NPR has terminated the contract of Senior News Analyst Juan Williams, due to remarks made on The O'Reilly Factor on Mon., October 18, that were inconsistent with NPR's editorial standards and practices.

NPR's David Folkinflik will have a piece on ATC today, Thurs., October 21, concerning Williams' termination. A column from NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard posted around noon ET today. Read it here

Murray, KY – Dear AREPS,

Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early.

Murray, KY – MacArthur "genius" Fellow Majora Carter hosts a new five-part series, The Promised Land which airs on WKMS Thursdays at noon starting Thursday, October 21, continuing through Thursday, November 18. Carter introduces today's visionaries, trailblazers who are effecting change - close to home and far afield.

Murray, Ky – WKMS celebrates the birthday of the late John Lennon by featuring his music on Music from the Front Porch, Rough Mix, and Beyond the Edge this Saturday. Lennon would have been 70 years old. The Beatles founder collaborated with Paul McCartney to form one of the most prolific and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. As performer, writer, or co-writer Lennon is responsible for 27 number one singles in the United States.

Murray, KY – The region's public radio service, 91.3 WKMS features special patriotic and American music to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July specials are on the station's all classical channel on air in many locations at 91.3 WKMS HD-2; streaming online at WKMS HD-2 at station website www.wkms.org; and on air at station translators 92.5 FM, Paducah and 105.1 FM, Madisonville.

Murray, KY – Murray State's public radio service, 91.3 FM, WKMS airs a special broadcast of the WKMS News weekly newsmagazine The Front Page on Friday, June 25 and Sunday, June 27. The broadcast features profiles of Kentucky's ten most influential politicians of the 20th Century. The order of the profiles, from least to most influential, will be determined by listeners voting their preference at the station's website, www.wkms.org.