It’s WKMS 50th year of broadcasting and we’re celebrating with 50 stories for 50 years.
In our second story we recall the first broadcast of WKMS on May 11th, 1970. Dr. Ray Mofield was the Director of Communications in the School of Arts and Science at Murray State. He spoke some of the first words heard on WKMS.
It was 78 years ago this year. According to testimony of reliable witnesses in Murray, when Nathan B Stubblefield broadcast a program more than a mile without wires calling out, according to various authorities, some such remark as do you hear me Rainey, which referred to Dr. Rainey T. Wells, generally regarded as the founder of Murray State normal school and today of course Murray state university.