Programs A-Z

  • “In the history of American radio, no series has come close to Nick Spitzer’s American Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation’s music.” — Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

    American Routes is a weekly two...

  • The Carson Myre Charitable Foundation's Youth & Ensemble Music Performance Series, featuring highlights from youth concerts across our region over the past school year. Hear choral, jazz, brass, and strings from elementary, middle, high...

  • Commonwealth Classics, a 10-part program, is produced and hosted by George Eldred.  Made possible by a grant from the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation in Paducah, the show features performances from around the state of Kentucky.  Eldred noted,...

  • eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 21 years. Unlike any other program, eTown mixes live music from top performers in a wide variety of styles with conversation and information about our...

  • Heard on radio stations across the country for more than a decade, Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is a creative exploration of classical music and other genres. Each week’s programs are unified by compositions that share a central theme,...

  • A mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music; recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for "contemplative music, broadly defined."

  • Todd Hill, Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State University and longtime regional bandleader, has assembled a new ninety second feature:  Jazz Journal - A minute and a half with America’s Art Form, which will begin airing Monday through...

  • Hear Paducah Symphony Orchestra concerts on WKMS! PSO concerts pre-empt  Sunday A Prairie Home Companion 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and are rebroadcast Sunday nights from 9 - 11 p.m. You can also enjoy the concerts simulcast on WKMS All...

  • Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program, with more than 1.3 million weekly listeners on more than 260 stations around the country.

    Performance Today features timely recordings that can't be heard...

  • Featuring Space Age, Pop, Bachelor Pad music, Exotica, Lounge music and Cocktail Jazz. From their Facebook page: The Retro Cocktail Hour serves up the music that's "shaken, not stirred" every Saturday at 7:00pm Central on Kansas Public Radio...

  • Sound Opinions is a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation. 

    Each week, hosts (and nationally respected rock critics) Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis engage in passionate debate about the latest...

  • Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric...

  • Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 2019-2020 season marks the 89th year of live Saturday broadcasts and will again be heard over...

  • This one of a kind music service aims to serve up a great mix of music that will keep you company when you may need a break from the news on WKMS. 

    WKMS Program Director Tracy Ross and Host and Assistant Music Director Austin Carter have...

  • The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.