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.

Ways to Connect

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept., via Facebook

A motorcyclist has died after a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel struck him on a McCracken County road. 

Anne Kitzman, 123rf Stock Photo

Governor Matt Bevin's spokeswoman is leaving to take a position with the Donald Trump campaign. 

via Murray State Public Relations

Murray State University has a new director of alumni relations. Carrie McGinnis now leads the office, serving as a link to nearly 70,000 alumni. 

via Governor's Office

Governor Matt Bevin ceremonially signed a bill Friday requiring public schools give students cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. 

Paducah Police

Paducah Police are seeking public help in identifying a man suspected of stealing flags from downtown and mid-town.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

On this month’s “Puppies Sound Good,” we meet 5-month-old Jax and Austin Carter talks with Humane Society of Calloway County’s Kathy Hodge about upcoming Doggie Day Spas and the community pet calendar.

WKCTC Logo, Wikimedia Commons

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is one of ten finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. WKCTC was named Tuesday as a finalist for the fourth time in the award's history.

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More than 40,000 Kentuckians have registered to vote or have updated their registration through the online portal GoVoteKy.com.

iStockPhoto

A multi-state coal company is shutting down their last active mine in Kentucky. 

Fort Campbell, via release

Update: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he will order flags lowered to half-staff in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who has died in Kuwait. Bevin says he will order the flags lowered on the date of Cooper’s internment, which has not yet been set. See Kentucky flag status.

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