WKMS Press Releases
4:58 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

WKMS Celebrates with Company for the Holidays

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, continues Company for the Holidays, the annual series of special music and storytelling programs for public radio enthusiasts during the holiday season. The special series continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of special holiday radio features. There are two features airing the second week of December.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:25 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

WKMS Presents Splendid Music and Storytelling for the Holidays

Each year Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, broadcasts its annual series of special music and storytelling programs for the holiday season.  Company for the Holidays begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of radio features not broadcast elsewhere in this region. 

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WKMS Press Releases
3:12 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Sounds Good Wreath Contest Winners

Wreath Contest 2012 Waterfield Library

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has announced winners of its holiday wreath making contest. Wreaths are on display in Murray State’s Waterfield Library through the end of November and then most go to Murray Calloway County Hospital to decorate for the holiday season. Images of all wreaths are also on the WKMS Facebook page.

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1:51 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Watkins and Crockett offer differing visions on taxes in 3rd District Candidate Forum

KY 3rd District State House candidates Jason Crockett (R) and Gerald Watkins (D) with moderator Todd Hatton

Kentucky 3rd District State House candidates, Republican Jason Crockett and Democrat Gerald Watkins, join moderator Todd Hatton for a discussion on their respective approaches to  making the Commonwealth more "business-friendly," improving regional infrastructure, and tax reform.

11:28 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Gerry Mooney of The Open University in Scotland

Dr. Gerry Mooney
http://www.open.ac.uk The Open University

Dr. Gerry Mooney is on the Social Sciences faculty of The Open University in the United Kingdom.  This week, he came to Murray State to speak about national identity, devolution, and Scottish independence.   He also stopped by our studios to talk with Todd Hatton about how these three things will become more significant as democracy continues to develop around the world.

12:09 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

The Master at Maiden Alley Cinema


This week, Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema presents The Master, the story of a troubled World War Two veteran, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who falls under the sway of the charismatic leader of a movement that bears an uncanny resemblance to Scientology.  But director Paul Thomas Anderson intends this film to be much more than just a critique or analysis of a controversial religion.  Todd Hatton and Maiden Alley Cinema’s Larry Thomas take a look at The Master.

WKMS Press Releases
11:25 am
Mon October 8, 2012

WKMS Featured on Roundabout U

Murray State University’s Roundabout U focuses on the upcoming presidential election in its latest installment. 

Co-hosts Jim Carter and Sarah Clark talk with staff at WKMS, Murray State’s public radio station, about how they will be stepping up their coverage of the election. WKMS features a varied source of news, information and entertainment on air and on its website.

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4:14 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Fight waged over Monroe’s name

Bill Monroe
Wikimedia Commons

The use of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe’s name and likeness to promote an Ohio County bluegrass festival is at the center of a lawsuit between the festival’s organizer and the county government.  Ohio County and its industrial foundation purchased the rights to Monroe’s name and image from the musician’s son 13 years ago.  The dispute is over whether the county gave the Jerusalem Ridge Foundation, which hosts the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival, permission to use them.  Festival organizer Campbell Mercer says they were given the rights and thinks they can win the case.  The Ohio Co

4:11 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

UK faculty senate says Capilouto spending led to budget crisis

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The University of Kentucky Faculty Senate says UK President Eli Capilouto's fifty million dollars in new spending following a round of layoffs this summer has created a budget crisis.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the group sent a memo to Capilouto Thursday acknowledging dwindling state support while allegin the UK president's budget priorities have led to the crisis.  Capilouto says he set those priorities after consultations with the Board of Trustees and the UK community.  University officials announced 140 layoffs in June, the first in UK's history.  They say another round of cut

WKMS Press Releases
10:47 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Media Release: WKMS Fall Drive On a Fast Track

Listeners contributed over $90,000 in three weeks in September to take the fall fundraiser of Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, to within 30 percent of completing its $130,000 goal in community support.  WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “During our on-air campaign we welcomed 120 new contributors with special gifts.”  Todd adds, “we’ll be working with our renewing members to complete the fundraiser by mail or online, and we’re also working to add 30 more first time contributors to complete our 150 new member goal this fall.”

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