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
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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News Archive
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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2:15 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Vote Rumors

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Secretary of State's office has been trying to quash some rumors related to voting in Tuesday's election. One of the most common rumors involves electioneering, or campaigning too close to a polling place. It's illegal to actively campaign within 300 feet of a polling place, but Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Les Fugate says it's not against the law to wear campaign attire to the polls, as long as it doesn't create a diversion.

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12:09 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Mike Lawrence Candidate Profile

Mike Lawrence

Murray, KY – Mike Lawrence is vying for the 1st District Kentucky House of Representatives seat. He faces first term incumbent Republican Steve Rudy. Lawrence currently serves as McCracken County's Circuit Court Clerk. Angela Hatton has this interview.

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12:04 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Steve Rudy Candidate Profile

Steve Rudy

Murray, KY – Republican Steve Rudy has served in the Kentucky House of Representatives since 2005. The 1st District Representative is seeking a second term over Democratic challenger Mike Lawrence. Angela Hatton spoke with Rudy and has this interview.

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1:43 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Obama Effigy Found At UK

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