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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Three west Kentucky lawmakers fielded questions in Paducah Tuesday night from a series of people representing teachers, state workers and retirees regarding Governor Matt Bevin's proposed pension reform plan. 

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Leaders from several Kentucky education groups have announced a pension reform plan that they say is a sustainable approach. 

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The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Board has voted unanimously against Governor Matt Bevin's proposed pension plan. 

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Paducah area teachers groups are hosting a town hall with local lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss the proposed pension reform.

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A University of Tennessee Martin professor has apologized for writing a letter containing 'descriptions of mass violence on campus.'

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U.S. Congressman James Comer of Kentucky said the investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia has been a “big national distraction.”

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The President and CEO of Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is leaving the post at the end of November.

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A Murray State University student died and another was injured in a vehicle collision Friday night. 

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Governor Matt Bevin and state GOP leaders recently unveiled a proposal to overhaul the state's beleaguered pension systems. But what does it mean for teachers and other state workers? How will this plan affect people who aren't in the pension systems? Many agree something needs to be done about the state's pension crisis. So, if not this plan, then what could work as an alternative?

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Murray State University is marking the completion of a science complex 18 years in the making. Coinciding with Homecoming Weekend, the university dedicated on Friday the $35 million Engineering and Physics Building, as part of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus. 

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