WKMS Press Releases

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about how to contribute. Here’s the urgency: Our Spring fundraiser has passed the $110,000 level and must rise to $130,000 to be complete, for the WKMS budget to work.

Murray, KY. Paducah band Gideon’s Rifle emerged victorious as the winner of the first ever WKMS Battle of the Bands finale hosted by Maiden Alley Cinema on March 27. Audience voting was tabulated after the four finalists each performed a three song set. The bands played to a sold-out crowd and Gideon’s Rifle returned to the stage for an encore once they were announced as the winner. 

There are all kinds of reasons to give to WKMS! WKMS staff and listeners alike each have a special place in their hearts for this public radio station. Our Spring Fundraiser is about to get underway and we want to know why you give? Share your photo with us and your friends on Facebook and Twitter (#givewkms). Be an ambassador for WKMS during this fundraiser and help us reach our goal quickly so we can continue bringing you the shows you love. Share the love for WKMS!

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The Kentucky Associated Press awarded WKMS five first place radio broadcaster awards of excellence this year. Radio stations across the Commonwealth participated in the 2014 Kentucky Associated Press Awards competition. 

We're opening the vault... Join us at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights as we share programs from our jazz archives. It could be productions by Todd Hill, Brian Clardy, Andy "Jazzman" Smith, George Eldred, the late-great Colonel Tom Morgan, or an unexpected surprise. Jazz goes local late nights on WKMS with Jazz Vault, classical Cafe Jazz favorites, introduced and produced by George Eldred.

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 

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.

Take the WKMS Programming Survey

Mar 6, 2014

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.

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. 

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.