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Your support helped us meet our Spring Fundraiser goal!
It’s just great that you met the fundraiser goal. That’s right! You've exceeded both the new member and the monetary goals. WKMS can’t do without you. Thanks to our volunteers, food, gift and corporate matching grant providers and on-air guests. You made this the fastest fundraiser in quite a while. Your giving makes WKMS Sound Good.
2012 was a really big year for WKMS, thanks to you:
- We produced live broadcasts from the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, from The Big Apple Café in Murray (be listening Saturday, February 16, at 8:30 p.m. for Wooden Wand and special guest Doc Feldman live from the Apple), and from the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s ROMP Festival in Owensboro.
- Candidates for every local race without an incumbent running came to our studios for WKMS News discussions, and we went to Paducah to broadcast live a discussion about the merging of Paducah City and McCracken County governments.
- We discussed local events, issues, books and ideas with over 200 visitors from our regional community and beyond, either by phone or in-person on our new mid-day program Sounds Good which debuted in September.
- We hosted Great Gatsby, Josh Williams, Kala Dunn, The Todd Hill Trio and other artists from the Four Rivers Region performing live on-air, as well as broadcasting performances of The Paducah Symphony Orchestra, its Youth and Children’s Choruses and Murray Independent School District music students.
- The WKMS Youth Project began and brought to air a young perspective on basketball, books, and the arts, giving middle and high-school aged kids a chance to learn about radio reporting.
In addition to making all these things (and more!) come to life locally, every day your gift generates two separate streams of programming serving our region with NPR news, discussion and music on one—all classical music on the other-- providing engaging, enriching, and informing companionship. Thank you.
I ask you to renew your contribution today by clicking "contribute now," because WKMS is your “window on the world.” Your dollars keep the station sounding good and fulfilling your own craving to know what’s happening in news and music. Thank you so much!
We have heard remarkable stories with NPR News in the last six months. One that comes to mind is Kelly McEvers reporting from a cold classroom as she spends the night with Syrian refugees. Another is Nina Totenberg’s interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor about Sotomayor’s will to succeed. McEvers is receiving a prestigious DuPont-Columbia Award this month. You get the assist.
WKMS News is working on a special hour-long feature on rail travel in Western Kentucky to air on March 3, 2013, which will be the first in a quarterly series of feature programs about our beautiful region this year. Your giving supports this local work as well as great national programs we air, like Marketplace, A Prairie Home Companion, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
By the way, we’re planning a special event at Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center in early May that coincides with a local theatre cinecast screening of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! So save May 2, 2013 now, and we’ll get you the details about both soon!
We invite you to complete our online programming survey, open through February. While you’re here, you can also make your contribution at the easy, secure giving page and save a stamp. We are so grateful for your continuing support. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions or concerns (270-809-4745).
Kate B. Lochte
Here are some ways to give:
- Mail to:
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Murray, KY 42071
(Please make check out to WKMS/MSU Foundation)
- Give us a call at (800) 599-4737
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We hope you’ll become a WKMS Auto Renewal Member today! It’s the most convenient way to renew your giving each year. You dictate the amount you want deducted from your credit card, in installments or a lump sum… and you’ll be set to give that way automatically each year, side stepping renewal notices and pledge reminders in your mail box at home. This saves the station postage, paper, and processing costs! If you have questions about the WKMS Auto Renewal Program contact WKMS Membership at 1-800-599-4737.
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