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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Commentary
11:23 pm
Wed November 7, 2007

A Destin Diary Day 4

Murray, KY – Commentator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the fourth and final part of his series, writing on the beach during his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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1:47 am
Tue November 6, 2007

Chick Corea

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Of the many sounds of jazz, few stand out as truly genre defying From avant-garde to bebop and hard-hitting fusion to heady forays into classical it is no overstatement to call Chick Corea one of the most prolific composers of the late 20th century Dr. Brian Clardy talks about his first exposure to this Grammy Award winning well is it safe to say genius ?

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Commentary
5:21 am
Tue October 30, 2007

Governor's Scholars Program

Dr. Scott VanderPloeg

Murray, KY – Since 1983, the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program has given outstanding high school students a chance to experience an intensive summer liberal arts program, combined with a full curriculum and residential life away from home. Commentator Scott VanderPloeg talks about the program and his summer with the students.

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2:51 am
Thu October 25, 2007

A Destin Diary Day 3

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commentator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the third part of his series, writing on the beach during his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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11:43 pm
Wed October 17, 2007

A Destin Diary Day 2

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commentator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the second part of his series, colorfully reflecting on his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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11:32 pm
Tue October 16, 2007

My Dinner With Russell Jim

Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg

Murray, KY – What if your government contaminated your water supply? Ask Russell Jim, the Native American with whom commentator Scott Vander Ploeg recently broke bread.

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11:25 pm
Mon October 15, 2007

Feral Cat Day

Dr. Renae Duncan

Murray, KY – Be good to our feline friends today. It's National Feral Cat Day. For over 15 years, The Alley Cat Allies have been dedicated to advocating non-lethal and ethical feline population control. Doctor Renae Duncan explains the process of "Trap-Neuter-Return" and how you can get involved.

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7:08 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Kelley Johnson

Dr. Brian Clardy
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7:00 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Destin Diary Day 1

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commenatator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the first part of his series, colorfully reflecting on his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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1:45 am
Tue October 2, 2007

"Syn Fuel" Again

Scott Vander Ploeg

Murray, KY – As gas prices meander higher and higher, the economic demand for alternative fuel sources rise. Commentator Scott Vander Ploeg has looked at the new clean coal technology of liquid coal, and finds it not only dirty, but sinful.

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