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

U.S. Congressman James Comer has changed the time of his town hall meeting on Monday in Hopkinsville to 9 a.m.

The meeting was originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. 

Courtesy City of Paducah

Paducah residents can now sign up for voluntary curbside recycling. The first collection is scheduled to begin January 22. 

Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah has named Chris Roty as the hospital’s new president. 

Republican Party of Kentucky via release

Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins has formally filed to run as a candidate for the 5th District state house seat. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Hopkinsville is inviting residents to take part in a survey evaluating city services and employees.

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The executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and their predecessor will discuss at a meeting in Murray next month the governor’s proposed changes to the pension system.

A deputy sheriff at the Christian County Sheriff’s Department is suspended without pay following a cruelty complaint. 

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A Murray State University student was killed Tuesday evening in a collision involving multiple vehicles in southern Illinois. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State University Board of Regents Finance Committee, along with most of the other Regents met Tuesday afternoon to discuss potential financial challenges in the forthcoming years at Murray State. President Bob Davies said many of the unknowns (like state appropriation and pension liability) may be answered in the upcoming legislative session, but felt the discussion couldn't wait until then. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

City of Murray officials are moving into a new city hall next week.