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
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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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9:42 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Sleepwalk with Me at Maiden Alley Cinema


Public radio returns to the big screen this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.  Following the Garrison Keillor documentary The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes and the Robert Altman-helmed movie version of A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life host Ira Glass presents Sleepwalk with Me, a film loosely based on the real-life experiences of comedian Mike Birbiglia.  Birbiglia is a frequent contributor to This American Life and suffers from rapid eye movement behavior disorder.  His efforts to contro

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Election 2012
10:31 am
Thu September 27, 2012

WKMS Features Candidate Forums on "Sounds Good"

2nd District State House: Richard Heath (R) & Kelly Whitaker (D)

WKMS News’ election coverage joins Sounds Good with Tracy Ross and Friends (11 A.M. to 1 weekdays) in October with weekly Friday candidate forums. Meet candidates seeking state offices for districts in our region without an incumbent in the race.  

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12:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good

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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year.  He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good.  He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.  

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10:23 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Evelyn Hinds as Corrie ten Boom at the Carson Center

Evelyn Hinds portraying Corrie ten Boom

Sunday, September 22nd at 3 p.m., actress and author Evelyn Hinds performs her one-woman show portraying Corrie ten Boom at Paducah's Luther T. Carson Center.  Ten Boom and her family defied the Nazis in her native Netherlands to save Jews from persecution and deportation to concentration camps.  Todd Hatton speaks with Hinds about her show and the remarkable woman who inspired it.

WKMS - Contribute Now
12:06 pm
Wed September 19, 2012


It’s just great that you met the fundraiser goal. That’s right!  You've exceeded both the new member and the monetary goals. WKMS can’t do without you. Thanks to our volunteers, food, gift and corporate matching grant providers and on-air guests. You made this the fastest fundraiser in quite a while. Your giving makes WKMS Sound Good.

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9:35 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Low Mississippi River water hampers port work


Low water in the Mississippi River is delaying work on a new west Tennessee river port.  Cates Landing construction site project manager Michael Sanders says the low levels are delaying placement of rock, completion of piers at the site, dredging operations and work on the walkways, lighting, power and other site work.  

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