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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The WKMS Programming Survey 2013 is open for your feedback through the end of February. We want to hear from you, primarily about the programs added to our schedule last September when we debuted the new logo and “WKMS Sounds Good,” including the new program 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays--Sounds Good with Tracy Ross and Friends. The questionnaire is short and takes a few moments to complete.