WKMS Press Releases

When you donate a vehicle to benefit WKMS, you actually turn your car into the community programming you love. Donate a vehicle and we'll use the proceeds to support your favorite programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Sounds Good, Music From the Front Porch and all of the news and cultural programming you value. Your gift makes a difference at WKMS! 

GOAL MET! THANK YOU!

Sep 20, 2014

We've met our autumn fundraising goal, thanks to a flurry of calls in the middle of All Things Considered, September 30. Angel Beelzebub (a very good dog!) made the final call to meet our goal of $110,000 in community support. Thank you to everyone who pledged, to our sustainers, to our renewing friends, to new members, to businesses underwriting, to our phone volunteers, to restaurants who donated food! It takes a community to make this public radio station work and you came together once again.

Thanks also to Greater Paducah Sustainability - Recycle Now for donating one tree for every pledge to be planted in our region. We're still counting that number, but it's safe to say it's a massive forest. We've ended a full day early, so we'll celebrate by returning to our regular programming schedule, uninterrupted. Pat yourselves on the back for the great work you've done. Thank you.

Program Time Change: Starting Monday, NPR and American Public Media are partnering to bring you the Marketplace Morning Report at new times: 5:51 and 7:51, within Morning Edition. Same up-to-the-minute reporting, new times.

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Grow Your Station AND a Tree!  

When you give to WKMS this fall, you nourish your public radio home and your environment. GPS Recycle NOW is partnering to donate one tree for every pledge we receive. Your tree will be planted in Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park so you can one day enjoy your favorite WKMS programs under a leafy canopy. 

Make your gift today. Because you grow listening to stories from around the world on WKMS, AND you believe in leaving that world better than you found it.

Many thanks to Greater Paducah Sustainability - Recycle Now! and their commitment to the environment. And to you for making a difference!

Please Contribute Now

Hear Paducah Symphony Orchestra concerts on WKMS! PSO concerts preempt A Prairie Home Companion rebroadcasts Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and are rebroadcast Sunday nights from 9 - 11 p.m. You can also enjoy the concerts simulcast live on our Classical Channel. Also, rebroadcasts on our Classical Channel Mondays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at Noon, and Saturdays a 8 p.m. on weeks following the initial broadcast.

Full Schedule:

Listen Sunday, September 7 for an exciting new early-evening lineup on WKMS!

Following Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me will be Fresh Air Weekend with Terry Gross at 6, followed at 7 by an encore broadcast of The Jive House which also airs Thursday evenings at 9. 

Original Photo by Patrick Abanathy, Abanathy Photography, LLC

Are you a trail blazer?

Seek out your inner adventurer and lead the way for other listeners this fall when you give early!

You’ve explored your world from the Mississippi to the Antarctic on WKMS, with in-depth stories and music from around the globe.

Now you can help blaze the path for keeping our on-air fundraiser as short as possible – so you can get back to uninterrupted discovery!

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Tune in to Sounds Good Thursday, July 24 as guest host Todd Hatton takes us back to the 1960s for a look at Apple Corps. The label, founded by the Beatles, was a launching pad for artists like James Taylor and Badfinger as well as a source for the Fab Four's classic solo work. We'll prepare crisp facts and some sweet tunes in this music documentary.

Murray, KY- WKMS listeners and underwriters surpassed the station’s spring fundraising goal on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this Murray State University regional service for western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois. 

Murray State’s listener supported public radio service for the region. 91.3 WKMS, has added a third FM signal featuring all classical music to its array. Friday, May 23, 2014, 99.5 FM Murray signed on the air, joining 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville, in transmitting the all classical service 91.3, WKMS-HD2. 

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