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:

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Poetry Minutes 2012: Journey Stories

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Arts
11:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Carson Myre Series: Clark Elementary Choir Holiday Presentation

The Clark Choir performs at Paducah Living Center

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. Today, we’ll hear a special holiday presentation by Clark Elementary School’s 4th and 5th Grade Choir, of 55 students. Murray State alum Dale Julian directs and Todd Birdsong was our recording engineer. This performance was recorded on December 16th, 2013.

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Arts
12:15 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Highlights from the McCracken Co. High School Band Autumn Concert

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. We’re delighted you’ve joined us for this new series. Today, we feature highlights from the McCracken County High School Band’s Autumn Concert.  This concert was recorded on November 11, 2013 at the C-Plant Performing Arts Center, and features original compositions from Kentucky native Jason Thompson.

Steven Page is McCracken County High School Band Director, Kelley Ray is Assistant Director. Todd Birdsong is our recording engineer.

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Arts
3:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures and the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for Alice, meeting some of the cast members and speaking with Playhouse director Lisa Cope about how kids have become involved in these productions both on and off stage.

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Arts
11:30 am
Wed October 30, 2013

"Night of the Frankenclown" An Original Youth Drama

WKMS and the middle school kids of Calloway County Public Library bring to you an original story of terror and suspense, of a dreadful monster that turns one slumber party into a nightmarish evening of fear and chaos, that twists the imagination toward the realm of the unknown, and a night none are sure to forget until their dying day. One would think that a night with a clown would be one filled with jolly and laughter, but not on this... "NIGHT OF THE FRANKENCLOWN!"

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Health
4:38 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Youth Report: The Importance of the Heart and Keeping It Healthy

Credit Heart Western Kentucky, Facebook

WKMS Youth Reporter Rymia Burks recently participated in a Heart Walk at Noble Park in Paducah and had a chance to speak with Dan Bergman, Executive Director of Cardiovascular Service line and CVI at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, about the importance of the heart and keeping it healthy. He also explains that children can have heart problems, too, and how someone at a young age can prevent problems from becoming potentially life-threatening in adulthood. Special thanks to Rymia's mom, LaDetra Burks for assisting in the production and coordination in the interview. See more about Lourdes' heart & vascular services.

Good Reads Kids
3:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons'

Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin reviewed by Erica Gallagher and read by AJ Boston. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
3:39 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Perfect Puppy'

Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Perfect Puppy by Stephanie Calmenson, reviewed by Diane Daubert. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
3:12 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Read Kids
2:21 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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