We’re bringing you a series of special reports following a monthslong investigation involving Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.       

WPSD Local 6 uncovered activity showing undue pressure and influence by the university's highest ranking members on departments, individuals, WKMS Radio, its leadership and employees, as well as inquiries from radio reporters working on stories.

What we learned is the result of extensive open records requests WPSD Local 6 filed with Murray State University. 

We amassed nearly 1,000 pages of email correspondence, contracts and reports about the university and WKMS Radio, a National Public Radio affiliated station operated by MSU.

Those documents reveal the university's slow-walking over funding the radio station, challenges to its mission and purpose, as well as questions about staff positions. Our first special report will air during Local 6 at Ten on Thursday, April 20. Check back to this page to see additional special reports as they air. Below you will also find our previous coverage related to this series.


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The next WPSD report will focus on the fallout from an email sent to WKMS Radio donors to let them know a prestigious reporter position will not be filled even after being featured in fundraising appeal letters.

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On Monday, WPSD-TV filed a lawsuit against Murray State University to obtain records Murray State has previously withheld and/or redacted. WPSD-TV is seeking the public documents related to the university's attempts to interfere with reporting by WKMS, a national public radio-affiliated station operated by Murray State.