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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Wildlife Management
10:23 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Kentucky's First Ever Crane Hunt

MURRAY, KY (WKMS) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has proposed a "first ever" hunting season on sandhill cranes to begin during the 2011/2012 hunting season. Hap Chambers is a volunteer with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Program with more about the crane hunt. 

I am here to speak to you about sandhill cranes 

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Human Nature
10:13 am
Wed December 28, 2011

The Lantern Bearers

MURRAY, KY (WKMS) - Maybe you know someone with a tough exterior and a hidden heart of gold, someone with an internal kindness only revealed to those closest to them. Author Robert Louis Stevenson called this kind of person a "lantern bearer." Commentator Duane Bolin examines this trait in Stevenson's essay and in his own life. 

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Commentary
4:20 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Justice Cunningham remembers 9/11 with a powerful story

Murray, KY – Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham remembers the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 with a moving story about the fundraising efforts of another WKMS, White Knoll Middle School in South Carolina. Hear his amazing story of a Civil War promise held true under the banner, South Carolina Remembers.

Bill Cunningham is the Justice for the First Supreme Court District on the Supreme Court of Kentucky.

 

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Commentary
3:39 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 14 (June 17): How tournament boats got flashy logos

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – This week on the FLW Outdoors fishing report, Scott Ellison gives us some details on the big fishing tournament on Kentucky Lake this weekend, and we learn how the tournament boats get their flashy decals.

Scott Ellison for FLW Outdoors here, with the weekly fishing report.

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Commentary
12:06 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Justice Cunningham's guidelines for being a father

Justice Bill Cunningham

Murray, KY – This Sunday is Father's Day, and if this is new information to you, it's not too late to do some last-minute shopping! Whether you're a father, soon-to-be-a-father, a father-figure or feel a paternal bond with loved ones, this commentary is for you. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham shares a special Father's Day message and his own personal guidelines for a father to follow in raising children.

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Commentary
11:13 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Commentary: An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates on Foreign Policy

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – From now until Election Day in November, 2012, the American people will be tuned in to fundraisers, conventions, debates and dialogues with political leaders vying to be president of the United States. Commentator and foreign policy analyst Dr. Brian Clardy says he'll be listening to serious answers to his questions regarding the future of American foreign policy in this open letter to the candidates.

Welcome to the campaign trail.

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Commentary
4:08 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 13: Tournament Fishing

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison's FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report. Learn about catching crappie and tournament fishing on Kentucky Lake.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report.

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