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Carson Myre Youth Performances Featured on WKMS All-Classical This Week

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.

On Tuesday, December 23 at 2 p.m. hear highlights from The Murray Woman's Club Holiday Open House recorded on December 7 featuring Murray High School and Calloway County High School choirs. Also, hear the Murray High School Winter Concert featuring the Concert Choir and Symphonic Band recorded in Murray State's Lovett Auditorium on December 11. This special will be rebroadcast on Thursday, December 25 at 9 a.m.

On Wednesday, December 24 at 2 p.m. hear Clark Elementary choir's Christmas celebration, followed by Paducah Tilghman High School choir's Music of Christmas concert recorded on December 19. This special will be rebroadcast on Thursday, December 25 at 10 a.m.

Hear our Classical Channel on 88.9 FM Murray, 92.5 FM Paducah, 105.1 FM Madisonville, HD-2 91.3 WKMS Murray, HD-2 90.9 WKMDMadisonville and streaming at (click Listen Live at the top of the site).

These recordings are made possible by a grant from the Carson Myre Charitable Foundation.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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