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.

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky college and university presidents aren't shying away from performance funding set to go into effect next summer, but a philosophical disagreement between them remains ahead of a December deadline. 

Graves County Sheriff's Office

Graves County Sheriff's Office says a Hopkinsville truck driver is injured after being struck by a flying object, causing him to overturn his semi. 

U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook

The U.S. Army is deploying 1,400 Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division soldiers to Afghanistan. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team deploys this fall to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Facebook

The Performance Funding Work Group meets in Frankfort Wednesday to establish recommendations for a portion of higher education state appropriation. 

David Benbennick, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A Caldwell County teenager has died after the all-terrain vehicle that he was riding crashed. Caldwell County Coroner Dewayne Trafford says 14-year-old Avery Warfield died from a head injury Sunday evening.

WKCTC Logo, Wikimedia Commons

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is closing Wednesday for a full-scale mock crisis drill. 

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is accusing a medical company of Medicaid fraud for allegedly promoting a kidney dialysis product it knew was harmful to patients. 

Land Between the Lakes news release

Land Between the Lakes officials are proposing a timber salvage sale as part of ongoing cleanup efforts after a series of devastating storms in July. 

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor's Office

Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor toured a coal mine and invited high school students to participate in her entrepreneurship competition Wednesday in western Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police

A judge has dismissed drug charges against a western Kentucky couple after ruling that evidence collected by state police was inadmissible. 

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