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.

Ways to Connect

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky's Attorney General says the number one way to combat elder scams is to be prepared.

Andy Beshear met with senior citizens in Murray Wednesday at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center to discuss his 'Scam Alerts' program and warn of common tactics used by scammers who tend to prey on the elderly.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is proposing to raise the state’s tax on each gallon of gasoline by 7 cents while cutting sales tax on groceries and income from earnings on stocks and bonds. 

Kentucky National Guard

Nearly 300 members of the Kentucky National Guard are heading to Washington D.C. to assist in the Presidential Inauguration. 

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, via Facebook

Kentucky has joined a dozen other states in a complaint against a federal effort to balance environmental protection and the coal industry.

Kayser Automotive Logo, via westkentuckyedp.com

An automotive company in far western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs in a $26 million investment. 

U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook

The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is holding a ceremony marking a change in leadership this week. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Thursday Update

Tuesday afternoon update: Following an autopsy, preliminary results show McClure died of two gunshot wounds to the torso. Toxicology report is pending. McClure had been pronounced dead Monday at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.

via Murray-Calloway County Republican Party Facebook Page

  The Murray Calloway County Republican Party is holding a 'Prayer Luncheon' on inauguration day. The Friday morning event includes historical perspective from Murray State University political science professor Dr. Winfield Rose, a devotional and patriotic and a live viewing of the Donald Trump's presidential swearing-in ceremony.

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Influenza is now 'widespread' in the commonwealth. The Kentucky Department of Health raised the flu level from 'regional' to widespread Thursday citing an increase in flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the state. 

WKMS File Photo

The Tennessee Valley Authority is holding a public meeting Thursday to seek input on proposed changes in the land management plans for eight reservoirs. Changes include the Kentucky Reservoir on the Tennessee River. 

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