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"Back to School Sounds Good” Live from the Curris Center


WKMS is proud to present The Alonzo Pennington Band of Princeton in performance in the dance lounge of Murray State University's Curris Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22. It's a Great Beginnings event to help welcome students back to campus. 

A.P.B.'s music is the soundtrack for the live broadcast, "Back to School Sounds Good" with host Tracy Ross and friends that day. During this free event, everyone's invited to hear WKMS interviews with Murray State's movers and shakers from Interim President Tim Miller to SGA President and Student Regent Jeremiah Johnson, to Head Coaches Chris Hatcher and Steve Prohm.

WKMS staff will be there with a WKMS photo booth and fun (temporary) NPR tattoos, celebrating favorite public radio programs.

WKMS has a weekly audience estimated at about 25,000 listeners in the Four Rivers Region of western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois and northwestern Tennessee. The station's public media services include 91.3 WKMS-FM, Murray; WKMS HD-1 and All-Music HD-2; 90.9 WKMD and WKMD HD-1 and HD-2, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, Tenn., and All-Music 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. The station also offers both channels WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at, where regular weekly schedules of programs are available. Listeners with questions can call 1-800-599-4737 during regular business hours.

Contact:  Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or

Jenni holds a degree in Music Education from Murray State University and a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University's College of Music. She's equipped with knowledge and enthusiasm for fundraising and the arts. She also serves as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and on the Murray Independent School District Foundation Board.
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