Commentaries

WKMS welcomes community members to self-voice self-authored compositions that express opinion, introspection or humor on topics of interest and importance to our audience. If you have an opinion, interest or review you'd like to share with WKMS listeners, please see the guidelines below. The views expressed in commentaries are the opinion of the commentator and don't necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

The station will review every script before it is recorded with respect to:

  1. Libel or slander.
  2. Content that is more promotional than provocative.
  3. Accuracy.
  4. Personal attacks and ad hominem attacks.
  5. Political or religious content that promotes rather than informs.
  6. Appropriate usage, language and form for civil discourse.

The station will assist authors with:

  1. Making appropriate edits.
  2. Bringing the communication to proper time length, generally about 600 words or 3 to 4 minutes of spoken word.
  3. Recording the communication in the WKMS studio (unless other arrangements that yield equally acceptable audio are agreed to).
  4. Editing the communication and placing it in the WKMS schedule.

WKMS will require authors to provide the station a final script that will be filed in the news department and will be placed on the station's web site.

WKMS will need authors to provide a suggested introduction for each communication as well as a standard announcer outro script that includes author name, general place of residence, and whatever other personal information might lend authority or authenticity to the communication.

WKMS will schedule produced communications and inform the author of time(s). Generally these are aired three times each, but the rotation is solely at the discretion of the station.

WKMS will refuse to air communications that violate rules of the Federal Communications Commission for non-commercial, educational stations. Further, WKMS will refuse to air communications that would, for any reason, undermine its goodwill with the audience it serves.

If you find these terms agreeable, please email msu.wkmsnews@murraystate.edu to schedule a time in a studio to record.

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Commentary
5:21 am
Tue October 30, 2007

Governor's Scholars Program

Dr. Scott VanderPloeg

Murray, KY – Since 1983, the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program has given outstanding high school students a chance to experience an intensive summer liberal arts program, combined with a full curriculum and residential life away from home. Commentator Scott VanderPloeg talks about the program and his summer with the students.

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2:51 am
Thu October 25, 2007

A Destin Diary Day 3

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commentator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the third part of his series, writing on the beach during his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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11:43 pm
Wed October 17, 2007

A Destin Diary Day 2

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commentator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the second part of his series, colorfully reflecting on his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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11:32 pm
Tue October 16, 2007

My Dinner With Russell Jim

Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg

Murray, KY – What if your government contaminated your water supply? Ask Russell Jim, the Native American with whom commentator Scott Vander Ploeg recently broke bread.

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11:25 pm
Mon October 15, 2007

Feral Cat Day

Dr. Renae Duncan

Murray, KY – Be good to our feline friends today. It's National Feral Cat Day. For over 15 years, The Alley Cat Allies have been dedicated to advocating non-lethal and ethical feline population control. Doctor Renae Duncan explains the process of "Trap-Neuter-Return" and how you can get involved.

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7:08 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Kelley Johnson

Dr. Brian Clardy
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Commentary
7:00 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Destin Diary Day 1

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commenatator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the first part of his series, colorfully reflecting on his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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1:45 am
Tue October 2, 2007

"Syn Fuel" Again

Scott Vander Ploeg

Murray, KY – As gas prices meander higher and higher, the economic demand for alternative fuel sources rise. Commentator Scott Vander Ploeg has looked at the new clean coal technology of liquid coal, and finds it not only dirty, but sinful.

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11:31 pm
Mon September 24, 2007

An Odd Shelf of Books

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – You know you have a lot of books when you have books about books and a bookshelf for such books. Duane Bolin talks about his odd shelf of books and some other books lovers with notably odd collections.

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11:48 pm
Wed September 19, 2007

On the Passing of Max Roach

Dr. Brian Clardy
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