Kentucky Museum News
WNKY 40 becomes Kentucky Museum's first Corporate Member
- Tiffany Isselhardt
- Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
The Kentucky Museum is thrilled to announce its first Corporate Member, WNKY 40, an NBC/CBS-affiliated television station serving south central Kentucky.
WNKY 40 was recognized as a Corporate Member thanks to their long partnership with the Kentucky Museum, which has expanded in 2020 to include sponsorship of the Throwback Thursday program and a commercial about the Museum. For several years, WNKY 40 has provided the Museum with marketing services, primarily in conjunction with programs like the Hammer-In and Christmas in Kentucky.
“We are delighted to build on our partnership, and work with the incredible team at WNKY 40, many of whom are WKU graduates,” stated Tiffany Isselhardt, the Museum’s Development and Marketing Manager. “The opportunity to sponsor Throwback Thursday aligns perfectly with our mission of preserving South Central Kentucky’s heritage, and is opening up new ways for us to connect with our community. We are forever grateful for all that WNKY does to promote us and the unique arts and culture of our community, and grateful for this opportunity to recognize their work.”
WNKY 40’s membership has helped the Museum reach 20% of its corporate membership goal for the year. The new program, launched January 1, enables regional businesses to support community arts and culture while receiving exclusive benefits. For the Kentucky Museum, which relies entirely on private funding for its exhibits and programs, the support of area corporations is vital to continuing its mission as an applied learning venue and community resource.
To learn more about the Corporate Membership program, please visit https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/corp_member.php
About WNKY 40
Marquee Broadcasting, Inc. was formed and is owned by Patricia Lane, its President, and Brian Lane, its Chief Financial Officer. They acquired WMDT 47 Salisbury, MD on November 1, 2013. Stations WGTA 32 Toccoa, GA (Atlanta DMA) and KREG 2 Glenwood Springs, CO (Denver DMA) followed in 2017. Marquee most recently acquired WNKY 40 Bowling Green, KY on June 30, 2017.
Marquee has invested significant resources in each of the properties in the form of capital expenses to expand news products, personnel and additional sub-channels at both WMDT and WNKY; and the establishment of offices, staff, and an additional OTA outlet for WGTA. In addition to Patricia and Brian, Marquee Broadcasting senior staff includes Chief Operating Officer Linda Gray, Comptroller Lindsy Adkins, Digital Media Director Greg LaFrance, WMDT General Manager Teri Monahan, and WNKY General Manager Julie Milam.
About the Kentucky Museum
The Kentucky Museum celebrates all aspects of southcentral Kentucky’s art, history and culture. “Kentuckians need to know Kentucky” was the Museum’s earliest conceptual framework, which took shape under WKU’s founding President, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry. Today, the Museum is a steadfast educational campus partner helping to inspire innovation, elevate community and transform the lives of WKU students and the region.
The Kentucky Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To view current exhibits and programs and learn more about visiting the Museum, call (270) 745-2592 or visit wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/.