WKMS Press Releases

WKMS Press Releases
10:57 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Media Release: WKMS Adds The Takeaway and BBC Newshour Starting July 1

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM will broadcast more afternoon news with the addition of two new programs The Takeaway and BBC Newshour, replacing NPR’s Talk of the Nation after it ends production due to its cancelation by NPR.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Media Release: WKMS News presents Kentucky Dam Power for the People

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the second program in its “Sounds Good Documentary Series” with a re-airing of Kentucky Dam Power for the People on Tuesday, June 25 at noon, during the second hour of Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. The special hour-long documentary underwritten, in part, by Hunter Marine of Nashville and Paducah, first aired Sunday, June 3, and chronicles the Dam’s inception, construction, and impact on the region through human stories. A soundtrack of music and archival newsreels help set the scene for the documentary.

Click here for the documentary's program page.

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WKMS Update
6:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Technical Difficulties on 91.3 Main Transmitter

We are experiencing a problem with our analog and digital transmitters in Land Between the Lakes. We are currently operating 91.3 on reduced power without a digital signal for HD-1 and HD-2. We are operating as usual on 89.5 in Fulton and 90.9 in Madisonville. You can still listen via our web streams here at wkms.org.

WKMS Press Releases
2:17 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Media Release: WKMS Fundraiser Exceeds Spring Goal

Murray, KY- Dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois raised $131,177 in community support this spring to maintain Murray State’s NPR Station. 

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WKMS Press Releases
5:13 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

NPR's David Greene in Murray April 25

What a treat for public radio fans!

Join us Thursday, April 25 at Wrather West Kentucky Museum on MSU's campus for "An Evening with David Greene," to benefit the Murray High School Speech team. Donations for the MHS Speech team will be accepted at the door. There's a reception at 5:30 p.m. and Greene will take the stage at 7 p.m.

David Greene is co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, a cornerstone program of public radio stations all over the nation.

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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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