Matt Markgraf

New Media Promotion Coordinator, Host of Weekend Energy

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS News Team in January 2007, while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in theatre at Murray State. Now he's got a master's degree in creative writing and is hard at work on "the next great American novel" - that is - when he’s not designing and updating the web site, producing commentaries and mixing up some Weekend Energy. Matt enjoys all kinds of music, but has a fondness for wicked beats. He’s at the station throughout the day and sometimes late at night working during the informative bliss of BBC World Service. In March 2011, he was named New Media & Promotions Coordinator for WKMS.

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2011

1st Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2010

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2009

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2008

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

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News Archive
11:22 pm
Thu November 6, 2008

Kentucky Election Analysis

Frankfort, KY – Voters in Kentucky performed as expected Tuesday, returning Republican Mitch McConnell to the US Senate, and backing the GOP's presidential nominee, Senator John McCain. Kentucky Public Radio's Charles Compton explores their reasons.

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Commentary
11:06 pm
Thu November 6, 2008

A Review of "Murdering Americans" by Ruth Dudley Edwards

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9:58 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Ed Whitfield's eighth term

Hopkinsville, KY – Though other congressional districts leaned left last night, Kentucky's First District remained red as voters re-elected US Representative Ed Whitfield. Carrie Pond has more.

Congressman Ed Whitfield won every county and around 65 percent of votes last night, easily beating Democratic Challenger Heather Ryan. Whitfield says his big win stems from his commonalities with voters.

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9:53 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Kentucky Senate Race Results

Frankfort, KY – It was a good night for incumbents in Kentucky Senate races Tuesday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at some of the winners.

Senate Education committee chair Ken Winters of Murray turned back a comeback attempt by former Democratic congressman Carroll Hubbard. Senate Minority Whip Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville withstood a strong challenge from Republican Tom Jones.

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2:38 am
Wed November 5, 2008

McConnell Reacts to Obama

Frankfort, KY – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is pledging speedy confirmation of President-Elect Barack Obama's Cabinet choices. He told reporters in a conference call Wednesday that he believes Obama will present qualified candidates for the positions and the Senate will confirm them as rapidly as possible. McConnell called Obama a person that's "easy to like" but says he otherwise doesn't know him very well.

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10:40 am
Tue November 4, 2008

Early Voters on Election Day

Murray, KY – The polls in Kentucky opened at six o'clock this morning. Angela Hatton was on hand to ask voters about their polling experience.

Just a handful of people were out early at the polling place at Hickory Woods Retirement Home in Murray. But some voters eating breakfast at Martha's Restaurant say they waited for twenty to thirty minutes to cast their ballot. Patsy Lampkin says her voting experience went pretty smoothly.

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6:38 am
Tue November 4, 2008

Voter Fraud Hotline

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's voter fraud hotline was ringing off the hook today, and the attorney general's office will be checking out every complaint and concern. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

Because it's a presidential election and voters turned out in droves, the attorney general's office thought it might be a busy day on the voter fraud hotline. And it was, says Allison Martin of the AG's office. "We've had about 250 calls from across the commonwealth."

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1:25 am
Tue November 4, 2008

Western Kentucky Voters on the Rise

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1:21 am
Tue November 4, 2008

Nothern Kentucky Voting Maching Problems

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Commentary
10:12 am
Fri October 31, 2008

1968: The Re-Invention of Richard Nixon

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