WKMS Press Releases

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. 

Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. He is also on the boards of KPCC Southern California Public Radio and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Announcing the hire, Kit Jensen, who chairs NPR's board of directors, said Mohn has "an ability to find nuanced and new ideas." He is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

It’s big. It’s green. And it allows you to grill, bake and smoke all your favorite foods!

It's The Big Green Egg! Anyone who gives between May 1, 2014 until we reach our goal, will be in the drawing (Sustaining Members, you are already included).

Do You Give A Dime?

May 1, 2014

Want to be part of the WKMS Spring fundraiser, but can't find a pledge level to fit your budget? How about our new Dime-a-Day new membership? You'll join a club of dedicated members who "give a dime" about WKMS!

And we'll even let you... 

Rotary Clubs around the region partnered with Murray State's public radio station, WKMS, to contribute over 1,000 pounds of food to community food banks, one for each pledge the station received in Fall 2013. 

WKMS Documentary Wins National Journalism Award

Apr 16, 2014

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced today that the WKMS News Documentary “Kentucky Dam – Power for the People” produced by Todd Hatton and Chad Lampe, is a recipient of a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism. 

Listen to the documentary, Kentucky Dam: Power For The People.

Murray, KY. Murray State's listener supported NPR member station, 91.3 WKMS-FM has reached nearly 70 percent of its spring fundraiser goal as of Friday, April 11. Listener-members and corporate matching grant contributors from western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and southernmost Illinois have contributed nearly $90,000 towards the $130,000 goal in community support. 

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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