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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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, ENERGY.GOV

The U.S. Department of Energy released this week new cleanup statistics at the site of the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

feverpitched, 123rf Stock Photo

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials said on Wednesday the company will no longer offer health insurance plans in 61 counties in Kentucky in 2018. 

McCracken County Public Library Logo, mclib.net

The McCracken County Public Library is beginning the second phase of developing a new strategic plan. The library is holding a series of community discussions about how to better serve the county. 

Murray State Rodeo Team via Facebook

The Murray State University Rodeo Team says student saddles have been stolen from trailers. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer is holding a town hall meeting on September 20 at Murray State University. 

David Benbennick, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A company that designs and manufactures high-tech automated drying systems is expanding operations in Owensboro.

paducahchamber.org

Members of the Paducah business community head to Washington DC Wednesday for a two-day meeting with the state Congressional delegation and other officials.

Photo corresponding to letter post via actionnetwork.org

Paducah area African American church leaders and the local N.A.A.C.P. are calling upon the city to remove the statue of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman on Fountain Square.

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer, via Flickr

Kentucky Air National Guard has deployed two aircraft and 14 more Airmen to aid in relief operations in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Land Between the Lakes, the Daniel Boone National Forest and other National Forests in the Southern Region are waiving campground fees for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. 

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