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. 

Ways to Connect

Murray, KY – Penny, nickel, dime, quarter. We all know what they mean. We all know what they look like, but Dr. Jo Fuhrmann talks about an emerging series of one dollar coins with a new look.

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Murray, KY – Even in a postmodern world such as ours, nothing beats sitting by a warm fire with a good book. Dr. Duane Bolin talks about the pleasures of reading.

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Murray, KY – Coins vary around the world some include the faces of royalty, other simply numbers; U.S. presidents are featured on our coins. Dr. Fuhrmann wonders if this is a good idea.

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My Mothers Bones

Jan 26, 2007

Murray, KY – Most people associate memories with certain things, sometimes its music, or even a scent... In an essay from her upcomming book "Who Needs June Cleaver" Constance Alexander talks about memories associated with her mothers bones.

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Murray, KY – The United States has been a world superpower for many decades; Dr. Joe Fuhrmann associates America's power with its use of base and precious metals while minting coins during WWII.

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Reading and Eating

Jan 17, 2007

Murray, KY – Many people enjoy a good book, and everyone enjoys a good meal. Dr. Duane Bolin talks about combining his two favorite past times, Reading and Eating.

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