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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Nadezhda Prokudina, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was in Paducah on Thursday to announce nearly $100,000 dollars in grant funding from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund for statewide and regional programs aimed at preventing child abuse. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents are expected to vote Friday on the budget for the next academic year. The budget is expected to balance a $4.5 million decline this year and address $1.8 million in fixed cost increases. 

via Martin O'Malley's Facebook page

Former Democratic Maryland Governor and Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley says the Democratic Party can make a comeback after last year's election losses so long as the focus is on jobs and wages and not ‘distractions’ from the Trump administration, like alleged ties to Russia or the Paris agreement.

Courtesy of Baptist Health Paducah

A new, $19.1 million cancer care center in Paducah is nearly complete. The Baptist Health Paducah Ray and Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center will open for public tours on June 28. 

U.S. ARMY FORT CAMPBELL FACEBOOK

The 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell is changing leadership this week. 

U.S. Army Fort Campbell, Facebook

More than 10% of Fort Campbell’s power requirement is now produced through renewable energy. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Members of the Murray business community want to see more local control emerge from a special session on tax reform. 

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police have charged a Princeton teenager with murder. Post 1 troopers responded to a report of a deceased body in an Eddyville residence Tuesday night. 

PGDP Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting more than $270 million for ongoing cleanup efforts at the Paducah site. The amount is part of the recently proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer is holding a town hall on Wednesday in Fulton County. 

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