Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

Murray, KY – WKMS, 91.3 FM, Murray, announced today that it has reached almost two-thirds of its spring fundraiser goal with gifts from listeners, grants from local businesses, and an unexpected one-time $14,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. According to station records, listeners have contributed $63,000 to the drive with about $7,000 in matching grants from business underwriters. The overall fundraiser goal is $130,000.

Murray, KY – Murray State University's listener supported public radio service WKMS-FM has changed the frequency and the programming on its Paducah translator, which is now carrying all classical music. The Paducah translator is now on 92.5 FM (formerly 92.1 FM) and is broadcasting the 24 hour classical channel also heard on 91.3 WKMS HD-2 and wkms.org including broadcasts of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, concerts from Murray State University and listener favorites like From the Top and Sunday Baroque.

Murray, KY – February marks Black History Month, and 91.3 WKMS, Murray State's listener supported public radio service and NPR member station, features two programs in honor of this annual celebration. The special programming is sponsored in part by the United Methodist Churches of Downtown Paducah.

Monday, February 8 and Monday, February 15
Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special

Murray, KY – Murray State University's Lovett Live Series features B la Fleck in concert with musicians from Mali and Tanzania on Friday, February 12, at 8 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com or the RSEC box office.

In advance of the concert, MSU's Cinema International screens the documentary about Fleck's Africa Tour,"Throw Down Your Heart," February 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in MSU's Curris Center Theatre.

Murray, KY – The Big Apple Caf in Murray celebrates the anniversary of last year's Ice Storm with a fundraising event for WKMS, Murray State's listener-supported public radio service and NPR member station, on Friday, January 29.

Murray, KY – Next Wednesday, January 27, WKMS-FM, Murray State's listener-supported public radio service and NPR member station broadcasts President Obama's State of the Union Address starting at 8 p.m., followed by an NPR-hosted national call-in program.

Murray, KY – Friday Night Live Celebrates Jazz at Murray State

Murray, KY. WKMS-FM, Murray State's listener-supported public radio service and NPR member station announces a special all-jazz program this week on Friday Night Live, hosted by Mark Welch. Friday's program begins at 7 p.m. and features two Murray State Music Department concerts from 2009.

Murray, KY – Murray, KY. WKMS-FM, the listener-supported public radio service and NPR member station from Murray State University continues its seasonal broadcast of "Company for the Holidays" programming weekly through New Year's Day 2010. The following features air Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 11.

Monday, November 30 at Noon

Murray, KY – WKMS-FM, the listener-supported public radio service and NPR member station from Murray State University begins its seasonal broadcast of "Company for the Holidays" programming on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day. "Company for the Holidays" is a blend of musical and spoken word holiday entertainment airing weekly through New Year's Day 2010.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude with John Birge: Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Murray, KY – Murray State's listener supported public radio service, 91.3 FM, WKMS concluded its autumn fundraiser with the final day of its on-air campaign on November 3. Listeners and underwriters providing matching grants met the $100,000 goal, and these contributions go into the station's operating budget for business expenses, like the website www.wkms.org that the station maintains year round for listening to its two channels online.

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