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Land Between the Lakes / landbetweenthelakes.us

This week marks the beginning of the second encore airing of Constance Alexander's Connecting People and Place, a thirteen-part series about the former residents of Between the Rivers. Alexander speaks with Tracy Ross about the creation and interviewing process of the oral history project.

betweentherivers.org

Before there was Land Between the Lakes, there was Between the Rivers. Starting this Thursday, WKMS will revisit a documentary series about the cluster of small communities nestled between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers prior to the creation of the national recreational area.

Does your band have what it takes? Submit your best original song by Sunday, March 1st at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform for the grand prize.

PRX / exchange.prx.org

This January, WKMS will add two new programs exploring music from across the globe and spanning all genres. Tune in to WKMS on January 5th to hear Imported and Afropop Worldwide.

WKMS Battle of the Bands Finals

Mar 23, 2018
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Join us on Thursday, March 29th at 7 p.m. at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema for the WKMS Battle of the Bands Finals.  You've narrowed it down to four exceptional local bands and we're counting on you to pick the winner!  This year's finalists are:

A Quilt City Hustle - Paducah, KY

A Quilt City Hustle plays a unique mix of rock, blues and funk music. At its core, the 6-piece band consists of 6 friends from the quilt capital.

Patrick Harvey and the Wallbangers - Hopkins Co., KY

Sam Hadfield Band, This Friday on Live Lunch

Jan 9, 2018
Laura E. Partain

Tune in this Friday at noon to hear Paducah based songwriter, Sam Hadfield and his band as they play songs from his new E.P. "Finders Never Sing The Blues."

Fate McAfee On The Next Live Lunch, Sept. 1

Aug 22, 2017
Shaina Goodman, Fate McAfee

Tune in for the next WKMS Live Lunch for a special performance from WKMS Singer Songwriter contest finalists and Paris, TN native, Fate McAfee.  McAfee recently released his debut album, Little Bill And The Late Fees, and has been performing regionally and beyond in support of the release.  With intelligent lyrics, a unique voice, and skillful musicianship, McAfee is strongly rooted in the American folk tradition.  He can command an audience completely with just his voice and guitar, and of course, his excellent songs.

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.

Bantha Tracks On The Next Live Lunch, July 7

Jun 30, 2017
Bantha Tracks

Murray based alt-rockers, Bantha Tracks, bring their unique sound to WKMS Studio B on July 7th for the next Live Lunch.  The 2016 WKMS Battle of the Bands Runners-up feature Daniel Thile on guitar and vocals, Mason Henry on bass, and Ben Stone on drums.  The trio formed in the fall of 2015 in Murray with former member, Jason Hamilton, on drums.  The band strives for an original sound with their take on heartfelt and driven alternative rock.

Live Lunch with Big Atomic, This Friday

May 31, 2017
Big Atomic

Former WKMS Battle of the Bands champions, and Kentucky jam-rock darlings, Big Atomic, make their presence felt this Friday, June 2nd, on Live Lunch.  With Murray roots and a multifaceted sound, Big Atomic incorporate funk, soul, R&B, rock and pop into a unique package that enlivens and entertains.  Tune in this Friday at noon on your radio, online, or view the video stream on Facebook Live, to hear an hour of performance and conversation with Big Atomic.

Made possible with support from Murray State's Digital Media Services and Just Hamburgers in Paducah.

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