WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Events
3:02 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

See the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! LIVE Cinecast in Paducah May 2!

See Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! LIVE on the big screen in Paducah May 2! 

Get your Cinecast tickets here!

Fathom Events presents the Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Live Cinecast Event, broadcasting to participating theaters May 2. We'll see you at the show in Paducah's Cinemark Theater!

WKMS Meet and Greet!

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WKMS Press Releases
2:40 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Media Release: WKMS Spring Fundraiser Close to Goal

Murray, KY- Over 1,000 dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois have raised nearly $118,000 towards a $130,000 goal in community support this spring. WKMS staff will fundraise on-air April 17 & 18 to give listeners a convenient way to meet goal by calling the station toll-free at 1-800-599-4737 or clicking “Contribute Now” at wkms.org, a secure pledge page, to make a gift.  

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WKMS Press Releases
3:21 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Media Release: Students Celebrate Poetry Month on WKMS

WKMS and Murray State University’s Teacher Quality Institute have teamed up for the sixth year of a special project during April, National Poetry Month. WKMS broadcasts Poetry Minutes showcasing original poems by students in grades 3 – 12 from schools throughout the region. Poetry Minutes air at 7:19 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. weekdays through April 30. 

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WKMS Press Releases
3:56 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Media Release: WKMS Sounds Good Singer-Songwriter Invitational

Murray, KY.  WKMS presents our “First Ever Sounds Good Singer-Songwriter Invitational” and the winning songwriter has his/her original song aired on WKMS and receives a pair of tickets to hear Bob Dylan and His Band in concert in Murray on April 27.

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WKMS Contest
10:26 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becca Kilby, winner of the WKMS Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational! With roughly 340 votes tallied, she's going to the Dylan concert having received 160 votes. Jeff Finley came in second with 90 votes. Thanks to everyone for voting! Hear the winning song and the finalists below.

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WKMS Fundraiser
5:34 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Special New Member Gift!

VMV Paducahbilt
Credit John Paul Henry Photography, Copyright 2013 / www.johnpaulhenry.com

As a gift for new members*, we're offering the WKMS News documentary "West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail." The hour-long special takes listeners around the Four Rivers Region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. The special takes listeners around the Four Rivers Region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. This special presentation originally aired on March 3, at 9 a.m. and is available in a special CD package as a gift for new members.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:57 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Non-Commercial, Educational Station WKMS Fundraising Underway

Murray, KY. Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS is engaging listeners in the first fundraiser of 2013. The on-air portion of the fund drive begins March 6 and continues through March 16 with special guests and gifts.

WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “Listeners who get in touch with us, with or without a commitment, by March 5 are included in an iPad Mini Giveaway on March 6.”

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WKMS Press Releases
3:06 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail

Former Paducah Mayor Albert Jones at the Paducah & Louisville Railway yard. Photo Copyright John Paul Henry 2013, www.johnpaulhenry.com

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the first program in its new “Sounds Good Documentary Series” with the airing of West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m.

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The hour-long documentary takes listeners around the four rivers region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. Rail historian Cliff Downey and WKMS Producer Todd Hatton connect the segments with reflections recorded while riding the historic “City of New Orleans” Amtrak line from Carbondale, IL to Fulton, KY.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:50 am
Tue January 29, 2013

“Chuck’s Music Shop” During Café Jazz Tuesdays on WKMS

Chuck Simons playing with the Todd Hill Orchestra, circa 1990
Credit Steve Short, Milan Mirror-Exchange, Milan TN

Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State and WKMS volunteer Dr. Todd Hill hosts Café Jazz Tuesdays from 9-11 p.m. Dr. Hill has introduced a new twenty-minute segment during Tuesday’s Café Jazz called “Chuck’s Music Shop.” The segment airs at 9:40 p.m. and the music is drawn from the personal jazz collection of the late Chuck Simons. 

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Underwriter Spotlight
1:30 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

January Underwriter Spotlight: Milestones Financial Planning

Johanna Fox Turner (left) and Michelle Neiswender (right)

It's a new year, and one of the underwriters helping WKMS ring in 2013 with their support is Milestones Financial Planning of Mayfield. If your resolution this year is to get fiscally fit, manage your investments or plan for retirement, Milestones would like to help along the way.

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