WKMS Press Releases

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"All Things Considered, I love you Molly!" - Robert

"You're breath of Fresh Air, Joe!" -  Terry

Need a special way to say “I love you” to that public radio fan in your life? Say it on air. Email us your Valentine message of 20 words or less by this Sunday, February 8th, to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu with “Valentine Message” in the subject line. Your declaration of love will air, in a rotation, February 12 - 14.

It's our special way of saying thanks for going steady with WKMS!

Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things) is a new show about the invisible forces that control human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, the show interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. We’ll begin Sunday, February 8 with “The Secret History of Thoughts”- which asks the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” Lulu and Alix helped create Radiolab and This American Life, so we know this new show will appeal to many WKMS listeners.

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WKMS celebrates Black History Month with a unique collection of vignettes during Sounds Good all month long, a limited-run series on the life and music of Duke Ellington and special programming covering "Race and Fear" in America, the Civil Rights movement from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and a special report following three African American women coping with breast cancer.

(UPDATE) Here's an outlook of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week.

Monday, February 2

So, how did the Super Bowl ads score?  We'll get analysis from a Murray State Executive in Residence, Mr. Robert Norsworthy, a national advertising expert working in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Janet Woodall Corum joins us to chat about her upcoming dessert theatre performance at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College.  She and Thad Mayhugh star in an intimate musical, "I Do, I Do," following a couple through fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Lynn Curtis directs the music.

Here's the outlook for who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, January 26

Curator Myers Brown is with us in the first hour to describe the Tennessee State Museum's Civil War exhibit, Common People in Uncommon Times, at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies joins us in the second hour to discuss legislative priorities for 2015, President Obama's plan for free community college, how the tobacco free policy will be enforced and the hiring of the new MSU football coach.

Murray State’s public radio service, 91.3 WKMS FM has announced its 2nd annual “Battle of the Bands” contest, continuing its ongoing support of bands and singer-songwriters as yet without recording contracts. The Battle of the Bands entry deadline is March 1, 2015. The winner will be chosen after a concert of finalists at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on March 26, 2015. This year’s Grand Prize is a Music Promotion Package valued at over $3,000. 

As we begin this 45th year of WKMS broadcasts, we thank you for amazing generosity at year's end! We enter the new year with a new weekday afternoon schedule for your listening pleasure. 

Here's who's featured on Sounds Good this week. Please note: Sounds Good is only an hour long each day this week. The second hour will be a variety of holiday specials, as part of our Holidays Sound Good series.

Monday, December 15

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UPDATE: 88.9 FM All-Classical Murray is now installed and on air. Classical listeners in Murray, change your preset!

We are changing frequency 99.5 FM All-Classical Murray to 88.9 FM All-Classical Murray. The changeover will occur soon.

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. 

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