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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FLW Fishing Report
7:57 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Varsity Bass Fishing

Scott Ellison talks about Kentucky’s newest high school varsity sport—Bass Fishing.

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Government
5:28 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Opinion: Casinos in Kentucky are a Sweetheart Deal for the Elite

The views expressed in this commentary are the opinion of the commentator and don’t necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

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Environment
12:25 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: The Fish are Biting in February

The dreary February weather hasn’t stopped the fish from biting. Hear more with the FLW Fishing Report...

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW weekly fishing report. Anybody seen the sun lately? It seems that the only time it came out in February was on groundhog day. The groundhog saw its shadow, and here we are with six more weeks of winter weather. It’s no so cold, but it’s definitely been cloudy and windy.

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Good Reads
10:30 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Uncommon Mystery - Roadkill

MURRAY, KY (WKMS) - You're probably familiar with our Front Blog series, Good Reads, books recommended by WKMS staff, students and volunteers. A great book doesn't always have to be one that ponders the unknowable or delves into life's quandaries. Mystery novel fan Michael Cohen recommends an uncommon read about a raunchy country singer turned private investigator and a bus accident involving a Hopi Indian.

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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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