Middle of Everywhere / Facebook

WKMS, in partnership with PRX's Project Catapult and with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, present a new bi-weekly podcast, Middle of Everywhere. Hosts Austin Carter and Ariel Lavery explore the hidden gems, stories, and secrets of life in rural America often overlooked by coastal and urban media. Carter and Lavery speak with Tracy Ross about their brand new series that aired today.

America Amplified / americaamplified.org

WKMS presents America Amplified: Election 2020 Mondays at noon through November 16th. Hosted by award-winning journalist Rose Scott and with WABE in Atlanta, the national talk show will dive into the challenges facing America before and after election day on November 3rd. The first special presentation airs Monday, October 12th. 

A Way With Words

Starting this September, WKMS' weekend line-up will feature three new programs and a rearranged Sunday schedule. From live performance to philosophy to etymology, these new programs celebrate the human spirit and the many ways it creates, perseveres, and thrives. 

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.


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

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.