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Media Release: Introducing the WKMS Short Storytelling Contest
Date:  9-9-16
Contact:  Jenni Todd ( or 270-809-4748)

Murray State’s public radio service 91.3 WKMS introduces a new Short Storytelling Contest this fall.  Submissions will be accepted via email through October 16, and finalists will have the opportunity to perform their work, have it professionally recorded and aired on WKMS, and have excerpts published.

Entrants should submit an original written short story accompanied by an audio recording of that story to with your contact information. The story length should be between 5 to 10 minutes.  There are step-by-step instructions for recording yourself with a smartphone at

The story must meet WKMS and FCC standards (meaning no profanities). Submissions will be accepted through October 16 at midnight. A group of judges will narrow those down to our Top 5.

The Top 5 will tell their short stories live Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m. at Murray State’s Clara Eagle Gallery located on the 6th Floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building.  We’ll professionally record the readings and air them during Sounds Good the next week. The Top 5 stories will also appear printed in Hopkinsville’s Big Read Finale Booklet.

The Top 2 will go on to read their stories Saturday, November 5 at Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre as a featured part of the Big Read Finale Event. The overall winner will also have excerpts from their story featured in Paducah Life magazine, with the full story published online.

It is a great opportunity to share your work – and your storytelling chops – with your community. Entrants must be available for the October 25 and November 5 reading dates if selected as finalists.
WKMS broadcasts a continuous, comprehensive mix of news and music, with stations including 91.3 WKMS-FM, WKMS HD-1 and All-Classical HD-2, Murray; 90.9 WKMD, WKMD HD-1 and HD-2, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; and All-Classical 92.5 Paducah, 88.9 Murray and 105.1 Madisonville. WKMS also streams both its News and All-Classical channels online at, a robust website offering playlists, regional news and an online contribution page.  For more call 1-800-599-4737.


Thu 8/11/2016 10:17 AM

Media Contact: Margaret C Prim
Phone: (270) 887-4295



The Pennyroyal Arts Council is thrilled to announce their 2016-2017 LIVE at the Alhambra season. The season includes five fabulous shows beginning in September with Shadows of the 60’s, a tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations & the Supremes. Fresh from their first Grammy win for Best Bluegrass album, The SteelDrivers once again grace the Alhambra stage in October. We will get into the Holiday spirit with award-winning vocalist and country music superstar, Lori Morgan, in December.  In February 2017, Grammy-award winner BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will bring the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and their blends of Zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex country and blues to the stage.

For our season finale, Semi-Toned, a fourteen men strong a cappella group from the United Kingdom bring their charisma, musical wit and whimsical choreography to Hopkinsville. Their repertoire features an eclectic mix of chart toppers, 70s, 80s and 90s throwback, Broadway and movie hits and promises to bring the house down!

Season ticket holders have advanced reserved seating, reduced pricing, no handling fees, complimentary pass for five performances from Clarksville Community Concert 2016-2017 series, 2 classic movie passes and email notifications about added and upcoming events.
This is an amazing line-up this season and incredible value for the level of talent coming to the Alhambra.
The revenue raised from the LIVE at the Alhambra series helps the Pennyroyal Arts Council fund educational programming and keep the beautiful Alhambra Theater open and thriving.

Season Tickets are available now for $150 for adults and $75 for students. You can reserve your seats by calling the­­­­ Pennyroyal Arts Council at (270) 887-4295 or at The L&N Depot located at 425 East Ninth Street, Hopkinsville, Monday through Friday from 8:30-3:00.