Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

You love music on WKMS. When you give this fall, you support everything you hear AND you could win the chance to see your favorite bands at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival at the same time! 

Everyone who gives at any amount this fall before September 13 at midnight (including our sustaining members!) will be entered in the drawing for one of THREE pairs of tickets to the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival.

WKMS is made possible by listener donations. So the first week of August, we're celebrating all of you that have kept WKMS on the air this year!

We'll have thank you messages on-air all week long and two FREE special events for listeners:

AUGUST 2: Appreciation Party @ PBW

WHERE: Paducah Beer Werks, 301 N. 4th St, Paducah, KY 42001

WHEN: 6 to 8 PM

WHO: You!

WKMS Brings Home 5 National PRNDI Awards

Jun 25, 2018

WKMS is proud to bring home five national Public Radio News Directors Inc. awards for outstanding news reporting. 

Haven't Given This Year? Be Counted.   

Sometimes fundraising can seem like just one or two folks writing big checks. But when it comes to public radio, EVERY listener matters - especially you!

Photo Credit: 2006 NPR by Steve Barrett

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 7th to hear stories from behind the scenes of one of the most eventful news cycles in recent history. WKMS and Murray State's Town and Gown bring NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley to Murray to answer your questions at a free community event at MSU's Wrather Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.  

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Trump Administration.



Does your band have what it takes?

Send us your best original song by Sunday, March 4th at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize. 

KAPB Breaking News Award Entry-WKMS

Jan 25, 2018

WKMS, which is licensed to Murray State University, was alerted of a dormitory explosion on Wednesday, June 28 when the on-campus building in which the station is housed shook from the blast. 

Reporter Nicole Erwin phoned Station Manager Chad Lampe who was offsite at the time of the explosion to come in for coverage get on the air of the radio station. It happened that many other staff members were on vacation at the time.  Erwin began collecting information for this web post which was updated continually along with social media posts: 

J. Tyler Franklin / KyCIR

  Louisville Public Media announced today that the executive committee of the Board of Directors has appointed Stephen George, LPM’s executive editor, to serve as interim president and general manager, effective immediately.

NPR Host Robert Siegel Signs Off

Jan 5, 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the median number of years that American workers have been working for their current employer is a little over four.

I say that to acknowledge how unusual it is that I have been working at National Public Radio for a little over 40 years — 41, to be precise.

For the past 30 years, I've been doing the same job: hosting All Things Considered. And doing it very happily.

No one is more surprised by my tenure than I am.

Holidays Sound Good 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Jim Bryant

It is time for another great season of holiday listening on WKMS. Our "Holidays Sound Good" schedule is full of your traditional favorites and a few new programs. Thanks for listening and be sure to tell us what you think about these special programs.

Full Schedule: