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

Tennessee Valley Authority representatives Scott Brooks, Charles Chappell and Nick Morris* recently stopped by Sounds Good to speak with Matt Markgraf as part of their 'River Tour' to discuss how TVA is managing water levels after recent rainfall, TVA's economic impact and a social media photo contest.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer is resuming town hall meetings in Kentucky’s First District this month.

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police are seeking public assistance in the death of a woman found dead in Trigg County. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner outlined his vision for broad education reform in the commonwealth, including providing at least some form of post-secondary education for everyone, improving outdated area technology centers, reconsidering the traditional school day and investing in career counseling. 

Nemes headshot via (cropped), Hensley headshot via LinkedIn

Members of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet have been touring far west Kentucky to discuss incorporating apprenticeship programs in schools and economic development opportunities in the IT and telecommunications fields. Matt Markgraf recently spoke with Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes and Communications Director Jarrad Hensley about these efforts ahead of a meeting at Murray State University.

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner is speaking about education policy at Murray State University this afternoon. 

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Update: Webster County Emergency Management said in a release on Facebook that the county sheriff's department has apprehended William Woodring, who faces new charges.

An annual listing of the best high schools in the country has ranked Murray High School the tenth-best in Kentucky.

The unemployment rate is up in every county in far west Kentucky compared to around this time last year.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee", via Facebook

Nearly 100 soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team known as “Bastogne” in the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell on Friday.