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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Courtesy of The Republican Party of Kentucky

The Republican Party of Kentucky has named Sarah Pickerel as new Executive Director. 

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Governor Matt Bevin met with President Donald Trump and other governors and federal officials at the White House on Thursday to discuss workforce development.

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Governor Matt Bevin has appointed two members to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 2nd Judicial Circuit in McCracken County. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A nationally recognized educator is advocating for more teacher freedom in their classrooms. Ron Clark is a featured speaker at the annual College and Career Readiness Summit at Murray State University this week. He spoke at a press conference before addressing a packed room in Lovett Auditorium Wednesday morning. He said teachers are often “shackled” when it comes do doing their job. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is one of three national finalists in a 2017 Chamber of the Year Award category. 

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A collision on Interstate 24 involving two semi trucks Tuesday morning has one man in the hospital for life-threatening injuries. 

Ryland Barton, via Twitter

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed an advisory group to study policies that will help foster children, the disabled and others get a job. 

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

Governor Matt Bevin is joining state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the bill that effectively lifted the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky. 

Rob Canning, WKMS

The City of Murray is moving forward with a new sidewalk project on the busy north side of town. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents approved on Friday a 'balanced' budget for the next academic year, shifting $7.3 million dollars. They also formally approved Mark Arant as Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, changes to academic programs and numerous other matters. Board Chair Stephen Williams also weighed in on the recent 'scathing' University of Louisville Foundation audit.

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