WKMS Press Releases

Giving Tuesday
2:31 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with WKMS

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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. 

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WKMS Press Releases
9:46 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Sounds Good Week Ahead: December 1 - 5

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.

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Sounds Good
4:23 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

[VIDEO] Big Atomic Plays Sounds Good Live Lunch

Big Atomic sound check in Studio B

Update: On demand video now available

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. 

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Sounds Good
12:25 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Sounds Good Week Ahead: Nov 24 - 28

Here's who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, November 24

Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King discusses the CPE's latest Accountability Report.

MSU President Bob Davies Discusses updates to MSU's Strategic Planning Process and a possible impending tobacco policy.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:43 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Media Release: WKMS Kicks Off Holiday Programs and Premiers Stories from Community Members

Murray, KY- Each year Murray State’s listener-supported, public radio service WKMS celebrates the holidays with an annual series of special music and storytelling programs. Holidays Sound Good on WKMS begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year's Day 2015 and includes over 65 hours of special radio features. 

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Holiday Programming
10:06 am
Mon November 17, 2014

[Update] Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

Designed by Jim Bryant, MSU Professor of Graphic Design

Update: Classical Channel specials added, including Carson Myre Holiday Youth Performances. Also, other year-end programs on the main channel.

Here's our list of warm and cozy holiday programming for the season. We 'sound good' from Thanksgiving through New Years with more than 30 hours of music, storytelling, historical reflection, and Paducah Symphony Orchestra's "A Christmas Celebration."

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Sounds Good
9:56 am
Mon November 17, 2014

This Week on Sounds Good: Nov 17 - 21

Here's a look ahead at this week's conversations on Sounds Good:

Monday, November 17:

A 30 year career Army nurse now consults with the VA to commemorate the service of Vietnam Veterans in communities across the nation.  She's Colonel Lucretia McClenney who's back at Murray State for the Global Alumni Lecture Wednesday night - and we meet her on Sounds Good today.  

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WKMS Press Releases
3:30 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

NPR Changes 'Morning Edition' Clock Starting Monday

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Clock changes Monday, November 17

NPR is subtly changing delivery times of stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits on Morning Edition starting next Monday. It will be barely noticeable, but it will move our Writers Almanac ten minutes later to 8:45 a.m. We'll be able to bring you StarDate at a new time, 5:30 a.m., in addition to its present time at 7:30 a.m. You'll hear Frank DeFord's weekly commentaries at 6:51 a.m. & 8:51 a.m. Wednesdays. 

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12:09 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Consider a Year-End Gift & Win This Willow Chair

year-end giving promotion

We hope you'll keep WKMS in mind as you plan your charitable year-end giving

All who *participate through December 4 will be entered in a drawing for this hand-made Fanback Willow Chair built by Kentucky Crafted Artist Justin Roberts! (a $450 value)

Click here to make a year-end gift

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Vehicle Donation
11:49 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Donate Your Vehicle to WKMS

When you donate a vehicle to benefit WKMS, you actually turn your car into the community programming you love. Donate a vehicle and we'll use the proceeds to support your favorite programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Sounds Good, Music From the Front Porch and all of the news and cultural programming you value. Your gift makes a difference at WKMS! 

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