WKMS Youth Radio Project

The WKMS Youth Radio Project seeks to build a relationship with area kids who have an interest in radio. This project includes youth reporting, like Patrick Jones' interview with Murray State Basketball Coach Steve Prohm, or sound collages of local youth events like a behind-the-scenes scoop of Playhouse in the Park's summer camp production of Disney's Cinderella Kids. You'll find book reviews, commentaries, and other things created by kids, featuring their thoughts and voices. Our hope is to create a virtual community for kids that would be an online showcase of what they're doing in school, in the arts, and beyond in a way that is educational and enlightening.

This project is destined to grow! If your child is interested in participating, or if you are an educator and have great sound you'd like to share, please send an email to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu.

Here's a fun tutorial by Radio Rookies, from New York Public Radio:

See more youth oriented programming on WKMS:

Poetry Minutes 2012: Journey Stories

This summer, WKMS broadcast youth concerts from across the region on WKMS All-Classical, recorded last spring. We're repeating the series beginning this week. This special program features concerts from Graves Co. High School, McCracken Co. High School, Ballard Co. High School, Paducah Tilghman High School, Murray Elementary, Murray Middle, Murray High School, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Summer Camp, numerous schools participating in the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Festival, and various bands/choirs from Murray State University. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: Matt Markgraf produces and hosts the series and stopped by Sounds Good with an overview and a peek behind-the-scenes. Interview audio added.

Join us this summer on the WKMS All Classical Channel for The Carson Myre Charitable Foundation's Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series, featuring highlights from youth concerts recorded over the past school year, all across our region. Hear choral, jazz, brass and strings from elementary, middle, high school and university students with new episodes Fridays at 6 pm and rebroadcasts Sundays at 1 pm and Mondays at Noon on our All Classical Channel. 

WKMS presents two hour-long specials showcasing highlights from holiday concerts from regional schools this week as part of the Carson Myre Charitable Foundation's Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series. These specials feature highlights from recent performances by Murray High School, Calloway County High School, Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary and will be broadcast on our All-Classical Channel.

Anyah's Creative Colors, Facebook Page

Anyah Logan is 11 years old. She loves to ride her bike, play with friends and sew for fun. She's also the owner of a tie-dye apparel business in Madisonville and an interactive marketplace online. She wowed the city's 1 Million Cups of Coffee entrepreneur group with a presentation over the summer. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Anyah Logan and her mom Yvonne.

Macmillan Publishers

Sometimes it's tough finding a gift for the kids in your life. Murray State University Waterfield Library's Katherine Farmer stops by Sounds Good with a list of great books to give young readers over the holidays. She says she's a fan of kids' stories, even though one might not think they appeal to older audiences. Here are her top picks, just in time for the holidays.

Kids Participate in Triathlon at Noble Park

Jun 26, 2014

Rehab Associates in Paducah is organizing their 11th annual Mercy Pediatrics Kids Triathlon July 12, where kids between the ages of 7 and 14 compete in swimming, bicycling and running at Noble Park in Paducah in an effort to encourage youth fitness. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with Amy Peal of Rehab Associates about the event.

A team of three 9th graders at Marshall County High School in Benton is developing a device to more effectively combat fires, and their work has won them a week's trip to DC to compete in a national competition, the U.S. Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks Marshall Co. High School science teacher Lisa Devillez to explain how the students got involved and she asks the students to describe the device and explain what it does.

Listen to the conversation:

A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids

Jun 5, 2014

In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.