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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Wikimedia Commons, via WFPL

The tallest building in Kentucky's capital is set for demolition. 

via Rep. James Comer, YouTube

Kentucky's delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives paid respects on the floor Monday to the victims of the Marshall County shooting.

Kentucky State Police

A man is behind bars and charged with murder in Fulton County. Kentucky State Police say after 8 p.m. Saturday they were notified of a reported shooting on Holley Court in Hickman. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

She wore black Converse shoes and Louisville Cardinals sweatshirts and loved classic rock. He played on the high school baseball team and enjoyed history and the outdoors. They were 15. They were Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope. They started school together and they ended school together. They were killed in a shooting spree at Marshall County High School on Tuesday, January 23.

AMERICAN RED CROSS, WESTERN KY CHAPTER VIA FACEBOOK

The American Red Cross is holding a community Blood Drive in Benton on Tuesday, January 30. The Marshall Strong Blood Drive will be in the Marshall County Arts Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The reopening of a prominent rest stop in west Kentucky is delayed until late February or early March. 

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin asked families and friends of the victims of the Marshall County High School shooting gather on the stage of a local art center as he declared Sunday, January 28, 2018 'A Day of Prayer for Marshall County.' Bevin offered words of encouragement and faith and called for prayer, while criticizing those who 'mock' the sentiment of "thoughts and prayers."

via collierfuneralhome.com

The funeral services for the students killed in the Tuesday shooting at Marshall County High School are this Sunday.

J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News, cropped

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will proclaim Sunday, January 28 as a day of prayer for Marshall County shooting victims. 

Christian County Sheriff's Office, via Facebook

The Christian County Sheriff's Office arrested a 17-year-old male student at Hopkinsville High School Thursday while investigating another incident.

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