Sounds Good http://wkms.org en Battle of the Bands: Congratulations Gideon's Rifle http://wkms.org/post/battle-bands-congratulations-gideons-rifle <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE 3/27:&nbsp;</strong>Congratulations Gideon's Rifle! The four finalists performed in a sold-out Maiden Alley Cinema on March 27 for the grand prize. The audience voted at the end of the night and while the votes were close among the bands, Gideon's Rifle celebrated their victory with an encore performance.</p><p><a href="http://facebook.com/wkmsfm">See photos from the night on our Facebook page</a>.</p><p>They take home the grand prize, a three-day recording session at King Sound Studio including mixing and mastering ($1,200 value) and will perform live in the WKMS studio during Sounds Good (11 am - 1 pm) on Friday, April 4.</p><p>We'd like to give a shout-out and a special thanks to all four finalists, Maiden Alley Cinema, King Sound Studio, Paducah Improv, Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins, everyone who purchased a ticket to tonight's show and everyone who voted and participated in this contest. Shall we do it again in the future?</p><p></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 39212 at http://wkms.org Battle of the Bands: Congratulations Gideon's Rifle Beck's Long Balancing Act http://wkms.org/post/becks-long-balancing-act <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15333650/beck">Beck</a> was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.<p>"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:21:16 +0000 NPR Staff 38899 at http://wkms.org Beck's Long Balancing Act Highland Society Honors Legacy of Robert Burns http://wkms.org/post/highland-society-honors-legacy-robert-burns <p>Proud Scotsman Robert Valentine stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the West Kentucky Highland Society's Traditional Robert Burns Supper at the Murray Woman's Club this Saturday (January 25).&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:38:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 38186 at http://wkms.org Highland Society Honors Legacy of Robert Burns [Deadline Tomorrow] Send Your Song to the WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition http://wkms.org/post/deadline-tomorrow-send-your-song-wkms-battle-bands-competition <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Does your band have what it takes to win our first-ever battle of the bands competition?</strong></p><p>Send us your best song by March 7 and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the grand prize: a three-day recording session at King Sound Studio, including mixing and mastering, and a live studio performance on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:24:25 +0000 Matt Markgraf 38052 at http://wkms.org [Deadline Tomorrow] Send Your Song to the WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition First Listen: Soundtrack, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' http://wkms.org/post/first-listen-soundtrack-inside-llewyn-davis Among many other accomplishments, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen helped change the direction of contemporary music with the soundtrack to their 2000 film <em>O Brother, Where Art Thou?</em> Winner of an Album Of The Year Grammy, among other honors, the collection — produced and compiled by T-Bone Burnett — sold about eight million copies and helped launch a resurgence in tradition-minded roots and bluegrass music that continues to this day. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:54:03 +0000 Stephen Thompson 36263 at http://wkms.org First Listen: Soundtrack, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' "The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS http://wkms.org/post/war-worlds-broadcast-wkms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The l</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ower town</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;dramatists presented "The War of the Worlds" as their inaugural production on Saturday, October 26 at Etcetera Coffeehouse in Paducah.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:44:04 +0000 Matt Markgraf 35929 at http://wkms.org "The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS "Back to School Sounds Good” Live from the Curris Center http://wkms.org/post/back-school-sounds-good-live-curris-center <p>WKMS is proud to present The Alonzo Pennington Band of Princeton in performance in the dance lounge of Murray State University's Curris Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22. It's a Great Beginnings event to help welcome students back to campus.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:51:25 +0000 Jenni Todd 34125 at http://wkms.org "Back to School Sounds Good” Live from the Curris Center NPR's Noah Adams on Reporting Philosophy and His Trip to Paducah http://wkms.org/post/nprs-noah-adams-reporting-philosophy-and-his-trip-paducah <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/1936703/noah-adams">NPR’s Noah Adams</a> has been reporting news on public radio, or hosting public radio programs for nearly 40 years. The Eastern Kentucky Native is now a correspondent for NPR’s national desk reporting mostly on changing communities.&nbsp; Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:49:12 +0000 Chad Lampe 33613 at http://wkms.org NPR's Noah Adams on Reporting Philosophy and His Trip to Paducah Leadership Trigg's 'Pass It On' Seeks Volunteers to Beautify Lake Barkley State Resort Park http://wkms.org/post/leadership-triggs-pass-it-seeks-volunteers-beautify-lake-barkley-state-resort-park <p></p><p>On May 18th hundreds of volunteers will descend upon Lake Barkley State Resort Park to provide labor for some much needed repairs. The project is called 'Pass It On' and it's spearheaded by Leadership Trigg County. Trigg County Chamber of Commerce President Beth Mann spoke with Chad Lampe about the planned work.</p><p>Mann also discusses the impetus for the project and how this program could leverage state financial support for the Park.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:58:24 +0000 Chad Lampe 31567 at http://wkms.org Leadership Trigg's 'Pass It On' Seeks Volunteers to Beautify Lake Barkley State Resort Park Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational! http://wkms.org/post/congratulations-becca-kilby-winner-our-singersongwriter-invitational <p><strong>UPDATE: </strong>Congratulations to Becca Kilby, winner of the WKMS Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational! With roughly 340 votes tallied, she's going to the Dylan concert having received 160 votes. Jeff Finley came in second with 90 votes. Thanks to everyone for voting! Hear the winning song and the finalists below.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:26:54 +0000 Matt Markgraf 29870 at http://wkms.org Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational!