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WKMS introduces Friday Night Live

By Jenni Todd

Murray, KY – WKMS introduces Friday Night Live

Murray, KY- A new, locally produced music program, Friday Night Live premiers on Murray State's listener supported public radio service, WKMS, this Friday, September 25th. Each week Friday Night Live will showcase great music, including a variety of classical, jazz, and acoustic performances, recorded live from several regional venues. Friday Night Live will be heard on 91.3 FM and 91.3 WKMS HD-1 and HD-2.

Friday's premier at 7 p.m. features the season opening performance from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, "Exhibitions I: A Tribute to the Tang Dynasty & Pictures at an Exhibition." The concert program includes Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and features Murray State University violin professor Sue-Jean Park as the soloist in Chen & He's Butterfly Lovers Concerto.

Friday Night Live will include all classical concerts of the Paducah Symphony and its Choruses as the ensemble "auditions" conductors during the 2009 season. The program will also feature select classical performances from the Music Department of Murray State University, and a variety of music from other Murray State stages, including Lovett Live, as well as other local and national venues.

Program Director Mark Welch says, "We're fortunate to have exceptional musical performances in our region. We're delighted to offer a showcase for Paducah Symphony concerts, campus recitals, Lovett Live concerts and occasionally network-produced broadcasts during this weekly series."

Friday Night Live pre-empts Friday's broadcast of NPR's World Cafe, which continues to air at the 7 to 9 p.m. slot Monday thru Thursday.

WKMS broadcasts at 91.3 FM with 100,000 watts, at 91.3 WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 (both on air and online at, at translators 92.1 FM, Paducah, 105.1 FM Madisonville and 99.5 FM Paris, Tennessee. Station funding comes from listeners, underwriters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Murray State University. For more information or to pledge support during the autumn fundraiser call 800-599-4737 or visit