Station Updates

WKMS programming and fundraising updates and other station announcements.

Stories that make you think, news coverage that connects you to people around the globe, music that moves and inspires: Don't let 2017 end without making your gift to support public radio in your community! 

This holiday season is a great time to support WKMS and help people who need it, too, thanks to two great community partnerships. When you give before December 13th at midnight you can help provide:

Chad Lampe, WKMS

Hopkinsville Brewing Company was host to the final chapter of the 2017 WKMS Short Storytelling Contest in late October. The four finalists who presented their work were Barbara Cobb, Angie Hatton, Rachel Lundberg, and Summer Warner. The crowd voted Barbara Cobb winner with her post-apocalyptic story "Not Up."

Congratulations to all who entered stories and to the final four writers. Below you can read all four stories, including the winning story, "Not Up."

"Not Up" by Barbara Cobb

Randall Griggs

Join us at McCracken County Public Library on Saturday, October 14th at 7pm for a live taping of Justin Lewis' "Something from Nothing" podcast.

The special after-hours program features guest artist Kacie Slack, along with Nathan Brown & Todd Anderson from the popular local band, Solid Rock'it Boosters. Hear about their creative process while also enjoying live performances!

The weekend is around the corner! Time to relax, turn on your radio or maybe put on a good record.... What?! You don't have a record player?

This weekend is a great time to give to WKMS.

Columbia Pictures

Now Showing: District 9

  • September 8, 2017
  • MSU’s Curris Center Theater
  • Science at 7, Free Movie at 7:30


It’s the end of the world...tell us a story about it!

Pull out your computer and dust off your typewriters - it's time for the WKMS Short Storytelling Competition!

Entrants submit a written short story accompanied by an audio recording. The story length should be between four to six minutes. 

This year’s theme is post-apocalyptic fiction in connection to Hopkinsville’s Big Read book, Station Eleven. Romance, comedy, horror, it's all possible - as long as it's set in a post-apocalyptic setting.

It's fall fundraiser season, and you know what that means - it's time to give to keep your favorite public radio programs here for another year!

While we know that's incentive enough, we're a little "footloose" and fancy-free this fall - with this amazing All Socks Considered set featuring your favorite NPR hosts. From Calamari Shapiro, to Robert Seagull, to Audie Unicornish. It's a week's worth of fun! And when you participate in the fall fundraiser early - you'll be entered to win!

Sustainers, you're already entered (thank you!)

Why we are WKMS sustainers: Don and Robin Oakley

Jul 31, 2017

We initially found WKMS by accident many years ago. We won’t say how many years but we have been avid listeners and supporters ever since.  We started donating during the on-air fundraisers.  I know this sounds crazy but we enjoyed the jovial banter (officer Harley always made us chuckle), and the excitement of a chance to win…it didn’t matter what…just a chance to WIN! 

WKMS Sustaining Members are amazing! Together, they make up 37% of all WKMS members and their on-going, renewing monthly support helps the station budget for the year's programming ahead.

So we're celebrating Sustainers the first week of August!

You can join in the fun by thanking a sustainer, checking out the "Sustainer Spotlights" on Facebook next week, or attending one of these special events:

August 1: Sustainer Appreciation Party

Perhaps you've noticed over the years that most program changes happen during the summer.  This is because our fiscal year ends at the end of June along with the yearly subscriptions of the national programs we air.  July first is a sort of holiday for those of us at WKMS and our gifts to you are the freshly wrapped programs on our schedule.  I'm confident you'll find enjoyment and value in these programs in the year ahead.