WKMS Press Releases

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!

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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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."

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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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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