WKMS Press Releases

Ultimate Date Night!
9:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Win the WKMS Ultimate Date Night!

Is the great news and music you hear on WKMS always on your mind and your radio dial? There’s no better time than now to make your first pledge of support! Not only will you keep programming you love on air, but you’ll be entered to win an Ultimate Date Night package when you pledge before April 3.

The Ultimate Date Night Package 

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WKMS Press Releases
12:44 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Media Release: Vote for Your Favorite in the WKMS Battle of the Bands

Murray, KY. In the crowning finale of its first Battle of the Bands contest, WKMS goes to the intimate music venue Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The four bands chosen as finalists perform live for the ticket-holding audience which will determine the overall winner.

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WKMS Programming Survey
2:23 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Take the WKMS Programming Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our programming survey. This is a check-up on some recent additions to our schedule and a few ideas we're considering for the future. We'll keep the survey open through March. Thank you for participating. We appreciate your feedback!

Take our Programming Survey.

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WKMS Press Releases
5:23 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

WKMS Meets Goal to Establish All-Classical Channel in Murray

Mayor Bill Wells presents a check to WKMS Development Director Asia Burnett

Murray listeners have contributed over $10,000 to put the WKMS all-classical music channel on an FM source before summer. This service at 99.5 FM will carry the nationally syndicated Classical 24 dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, produced by American Public Media and distributed by Public Radio International. This channel is also available online at wkms.org, on HD radios, and at 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. 

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WKMS Press Releases
11:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

You're Invited to "A Classical Affair"

We're looking for angels to make history in Murray!

Join WKMS staff and listeners for "A Classical Affair" at Oakhurst, Murray State's Presidential Residence, Thursday, February 13, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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WKMS Press Releases
12:07 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Media Release: Preserving Our Voices with WKMS

Murray, KY- Murray State’s listener-supported, educational radio service 91.3, WKMS offers an hour of heart-tugging, funny, frightening, and personal stories told by your neighbors in the Four Rivers Region.  Murray, Paducah, Hopkinsville and Madisonville area residents share glimpses of their lives during the station's broadcast of Preserving Our Voices Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at noon.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:09 am
Thu November 21, 2013

WKMS Exceeds Fundraiser Goal and Provides Food to Community Food Banks

Photo left to right: WKMS Program Director Tracy Ross, Asia Burnett and Roger Reichmuth display this fall’s "Feeding Hungry Minds Sounds Good" logo tee.

Murray, KY- Dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters topped the station’s autumn fundraising goal on Halloween Day, 2013 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this public radio service that Murray State University has provided the region, with community support, for over four decades.

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WKMS Press Releases
2:47 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

TED Radio Hour and TEDxMurrayStateU on WKMS

Murray, KY- Murray State’s listener-supported, educational radio service 91.3, WKMS introduced the TED Radio Hour to 7 p.m. on its Sunday programming schedule in early 2013. Hosted by NPR’s Guy Raz, TED Radio Hour is based on TED Talks given by riveting speakers worldwide. Each weekly radio episode, hosted by Raz, is centered on a common theme and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

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WKMS Press Releases
4:07 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Indie Public Radio Group Premieres 'Just Next Door' on WKMS

What do you get when you combine two former WKMS News reporters, a love of public media and their drive to tell stories in a new way? You get Just Next Door, a documentary storytelling series from baskhaus radio group, co-founded by Rebecca Feldhaus Adams and Shelly Baskin.

Just Next Door is a 30-minute occasional series that tells the stories from your community that you never thought to ask about.

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WKMS Press Releases
12:54 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Preserving Our Voices on National Day of Listening

nationaldayoflistening.org

Join us on The National Day of Listening, November 29, for a special broadcast of the oral history project Preserving Our Voices, airing during the noon hour of Sounds Good. In the month of October, WKMS staff members met at participating libraries with people from our region at who had stories to record and preserve. We've captured some of the highlights from these recordings and will present them to you the day after Thanksgiving. Hear some of the stories that make our home unique. 

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