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There's nothing like the sound of vinyl, or the shows you love on WKMS. Now you can combine your love for the two!

When you give early, you keep our on-air fundraiser short – so you can hear more of the uninterrupted public radio programming you love. And now, as an added bonus, when you pledge before April 17, you’re automatically entered into the drawing for our "Retro Package" including a Crosley turntable and a stack of vinyl records including albums from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Grateful Dead. 

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

Monday, March 16

Playhouse in the Park Murray is producing The Diary of Anne Frank this weekend and next, so we speak with Director Don Fleming and cast member Amanda Futrell, who portrays Mrs. Van Daan, one of the group in hiding with Ms. Frank.

In our second Racer Scholar Profile we meet the Hutson School of Agriculture's Dr. Shea Porr who engages students in equine research projects that introduce them to business and science experts along the way.

Thursday, April 2 in Paducah 

We're hosting a party for "Lake Wobegon aficionados" before the Garrison Keillor LIVE at The Carson Center show later that night.

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A new kind of mellow beat can be heard from your radio when you’re in need of a pick-me-up. WKMS introduces a new reggae show, March 22, The Off Beat.

Why reggae? The show’s host, Austin Carter, says, “why not reggae!” 

Here's the rundown of who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, March 9

MSU Minority Teaching Fellow Tracie Gilbert joins us to preview the film "Pariah" showing at the Curris Center Theatre tonight at 7:30.  It's the "coming of age Lesbian" art drama film that won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Mayfield's Ice House Gallery is showing "Scientific America; Photography by Ron Toth," through March 26th.  Toth is a plant sciences professor at Northern Illinois University.  Ice House Interim Director Ric Watson tells us about the show and what else is happening at the Gallery. 

Here's a look at our featured guests on Sounds Good this week. 

Monday, March 2

Todd Hatton speaks with TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz about their upcoming season and the reasons for the program's success around the world.

Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies about Honors College, performance funding and more.

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88.9 Murray, 92.5 Paducah, 105.1 Madisonville

We're not Messiaen around when it comes to classical music. Enjoy more than you can Handel on our trio and streaming online at wkms.org.

Starring the Paducah Symphony Orchestra:

Don't miss the rest of this season:

Hear the March 14th performance of Nielsen's 4th Symphony on March 20. Hear the April 18 performance of Carmina Burana on April 26!

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

Monday, February 23

Today we meet 2015 Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux who performs next Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.

We continue our survey of "how things are going" in our coverage region with a conversation with Henry County, Tennessee, Development Corporation CEO David Hamilton.

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Update: Back to full power. Signal is strong and clear.

WKMS Classical 88.9 in Murray is off the air, due to icing on the antenna atop Murray State University's Price Doyle Fine Arts.

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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