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
11:57 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Commentary: Safely Navigating the Waterways

Alan Wade

Murray, KY – Navigational rules make our lakes safer. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Alan Wade reflects on what boaters need to learn before hitting the lakes.

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Commentary
2:42 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 5: 2011 College Fishing National Championship

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Commentator Scott Ellison on this week's National Guard/FLW College Fishing National Championship competition and festival based at Murray State's CFSB Center. He talks about the College Fishing National Championship competition on Kentucky Lake, about the anglers and the festival at the CFSB Center in Murray.

Scott Ellison is a lifelong fisherman and FLW Outdoors College Fishing Promotions Manager.

 

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Commentary
1:41 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Commentary: Boating Safely in Cold Weather

Al Wade

Kuttawa, Ky – Our waterways hold danger in cold weather. Alan Wade is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and next he reviews facts about hypothermia, cold shock, and tips to remember before setting out when it's cold.

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Commentary
2:45 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 4: Balmy weather helps fishing

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY –

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Lakeland Fishing Report

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Commentary
1:28 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

The Effects of Water Levels on Safe Boating

Al Wade

Kuttawa, Ky – Those bathtub rings on the shorelines of our lakes testify to changing lake levels. Alan Wade is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and next he explains how varying water levels affect boating.

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Commentary
2:35 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Commentary: Justice Cunningham on city preservation

Justice Bill Cunningham, kybar.org

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Commentary
1:01 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Commentary: Ending the exploitation of women

Richard Nelson

Murray, KY – Last month, Senate Bill 9 - also known as The Ultrasound Bill - and several other pro-life measures that would strengthen the Kentucky's abortion laws were struck down by the Health and Welfare Committee. Commentator Richard Nelson says the denial of ultrasound informed consent treats Kentucky women as second-class citizens.

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Commentary
2:28 am
Wed March 16, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 3: High Water Remains an Issue

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Part 3 of the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report. Bass and crappie fishing in our region should be improving soon, but high water is an issue. Here's Scott Ellison with more.

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Commentary
2:17 am
Sat March 12, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 2: Early Angling

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Part 2 of the weekly FLW Outdoors Fishing Report, with Scott Ellison. Fisherman are getting restless, but today we hear about a few anglers getting out there and what they've caught.

SCOTT ELLISON HERE WITH THE WEEKLY FLW OUTDOORS FISHING REPORT

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Commentary
4:03 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Commentary: Kentucky's First Ever Crane Hunt

Happy Chambers at WKMS

Murray, KY – 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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