WKMS Programming

WKMS Press Releases
4:28 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

The WKMS FM Classical Trio

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88.9 Murray, 92.5 Paducah, 105.1 Madisonville

We're not Messiaen around when it comes to classical music. Enjoy more than you can Handel on our trio and streaming online at wkms.org.

Starring the Paducah Symphony Orchestra:

Don't miss the rest of this season:

Hear the March 14th performance of Nielsen's 4th Symphony on March 20. Hear the April 18 performance of Carmina Burana on April 26!

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WKMS Press Releases
9:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Coming February: More All Things Considered, Fresh Air at New Time

As we begin this 45th year of WKMS broadcasts, we thank you for amazing generosity at year's end! We enter the new year with a new weekday afternoon schedule for your listening pleasure. 

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Holiday Programming
10:06 am
Mon November 17, 2014

[Update] Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

Designed by Jim Bryant, MSU Professor of Graphic Design

Update: Classical Channel specials added, including Carson Myre Holiday Youth Performances. Also, other year-end programs on the main channel.

Here's our list of warm and cozy holiday programming for the season. We 'sound good' from Thanksgiving through New Years with more than 30 hours of music, storytelling, historical reflection, and Paducah Symphony Orchestra's "A Christmas Celebration."

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Sounds Good
9:56 am
Mon November 17, 2014

This Week on Sounds Good: Nov 17 - 21

Here's a look ahead at this week's conversations on Sounds Good:

Monday, November 17:

A 30 year career Army nurse now consults with the VA to commemorate the service of Vietnam Veterans in communities across the nation.  She's Colonel Lucretia McClenney who's back at Murray State for the Global Alumni Lecture Wednesday night - and we meet her on Sounds Good today.  

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WKMS Press Releases
3:30 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

NPR Changes 'Morning Edition' Clock Starting Monday

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Clock changes Monday, November 17

NPR is subtly changing delivery times of stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits on Morning Edition starting next Monday. It will be barely noticeable, but it will move our Writers Almanac ten minutes later to 8:45 a.m. We'll be able to bring you StarDate at a new time, 5:30 a.m., in addition to its present time at 7:30 a.m. You'll hear Frank DeFord's weekly commentaries at 6:51 a.m. & 8:51 a.m. Wednesdays. 

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WKMS Press Releases
1:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Programming Change: Fresh Air Weekend, The Jive House

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. 

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WKMS Programming Survey
2:23 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Take the WKMS Programming Survey

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.

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WKMS Programming
11:43 am
Mon September 16, 2013

The Black Cats Jump Returns to WKMS - A Chat with Todd Hill

Back in the 1980s, The Black Cats Jump was a thirteen part series of hour-long programs on big band music with host Bobby Bryan and co-producer Mark Welch. The series featured some of the great black big band leaders, sidemen, vocalists, and arrangers. The first show aired live on Friday, October 3, 1980. Dr. Todd Hill and Mark Welch revisit the series for special airings Tuesdays at 9 p.m. during Cafe Jazz, starting September 17. Cafe Jazz hosts George Eldred and Todd Hill talk about the program and how they re-mastered the series with Mark Welch.

WKMS Press Releases
12:01 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

New to WKMS: The Treatment, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

New to the WKMS schedule Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, hear The Treatment hosted by Elvis Mitchell, produced by KCRW, a conversational program about movies, popular art, and entertainment. Beginning in September, NPR's Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa turns into a one-hour program, which WKMS will not be carrying at this time. KET's Connections with Renee Shaw, which previously aired Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, moves to a new date and time: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

From the show's website:

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WKMS Press Releases
4:07 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Media Release: WKMS Celebrates America with Special Programs

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM celebrates Independence Day with special programs on July 4 & 5. Hear fun and familiar songs from popular American artists hosted by Dr. Bob, patriotic music performed by the Paducah Symphony Choruses, and an intimate portrait by NPR’s Kelly McEvers about her struggles as a war correspondent.

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