Matt Markgraf

News Director, Host of Weekend Energy

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in Theatre and a master's degree in Creative Writing from Murray State University. At WKMS, he's led the management of the web site, online streaming and social media platforms. He's also developed promotional and marketing materials over the years. Matt hosts the electronic music show Weekend Energy Saturday nights and formerly coordinated and hosted the classical music program Carson Myre Youth Series. He produces an assortment of interviews for Sounds Good and has led initiatives in the Youth Radio Project. He also enjoys cooking international cuisine, discovering new music and obscure science fiction movies.

In March 2011, he was hired full-time as New Media & Promotions Coordinator. In March 2016, he was named Interim News Director and formally became News Director later that year. 

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A Murray State University student was killed Tuesday evening in a collision involving multiple vehicles in southern Illinois. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State University Board of Regents Finance Committee, along with most of the other Regents met Tuesday afternoon to discuss potential financial challenges in the forthcoming years at Murray State. President Bob Davies said many of the unknowns (like state appropriation and pension liability) may be answered in the upcoming legislative session, but felt the discussion couldn't wait until then. 

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City of Murray officials are moving into a new city hall next week. 

Courtesy of Dr. Laura Sullivan Beckers

Humans aren't the only ones seeking warmth, food and shelter in the winter months. As it gets cold outside, you might find a few critters wander into your home with the same idea. There are tens of thousands of insects, arachnids and other classes and species in Kentucky, but Matt Markgraf visits the lab of Murray State assistant professor of biology Dr. Laura Sullivan Beckers to talk about some of the most common in west Kentucky that you might find in your home this time of year.

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U.S. Representative James Comer is holding a town hall meeting on Dec. 4 in Hopkinsville.

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A phone scammer is targeting senior citizens in McCracken County pretending to be affiliated with the local sheriff’s department. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State Board of Regents Finance Committee is holding a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss financial challenges.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, is idling production and reducing its workforce by 170 full-time positions and numerous contractors. 

Courtesy of Justin Lloyd

Ernest P. Worrell has gone to camp, jail and Africa, but the actor who played the beloved character never attended Murray State, contrary to a widespread Internet rumor. 

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The Paducah Board of Commissioners are developing a work plan centered around a new list of city priorities for the next two years.

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