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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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Calvert City is at a crossroads whether to move forward with the development of a riverport on the Tennessee River. City and County officials recently met with the Riverport Authority to consider options for a possible access road that would connect the site to major roadways.

Martin Police Department

Update: Martin Police have released details of the homicide incident. Added to the story below.  

Martin Police are searching for a person of interest in the investigation of a homicide on Brooks Drive involving one victim. 

Union City Police Department

Update: Union City Police say Taylor has turned himself in.

Original Story:

Union City Police are requesting information on the whereabouts of a man considered armed and dangerous following a fatal shooting Friday night. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer discussed at a town hall in Mayfield on Thursday the Alexander-Murray health care compromise, government spending, adoptions from foreign countries, industrial hemp and other issues with an audience of around 30 constituents. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is gearing up for autumn Homecoming celebrations. Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies on Sounds Good about some of the highlights, planning for proposed pension reform and budgetary pressures, a recent lecture on diversity, health services considerations and faculty accomplishments.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

UPDATE 10/13: Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless and the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau issued a joint statement on Friday following the announcement that the U.S. will pull out of UNESCO.  

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U.S. Congressman James Comer says he supports President Donald Trump’s executive order on Thursday intended to expand options for people seeking health insurance. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Carlisle County has partnered with a marketing research consulting firm to study ways to boost economic development and tourism. 

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police Post 1 has a new commander. Captain Daniel White was transferred to the position earlier this month upon the promotion of former commander Janet Barnett. 

Alex Aubuchon, Alabama Public Radio

Update: Authorities have suspended the search for the second of two men after a body was found on a beach near Gulf Shores. Officials haven't yet identified the remains, but had been searching for Bradley Murphy of Mobile.

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