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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Update: Kentucky State Police report that an autopsy at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville has found that the only signs of trauma appear to have been self-inflicted. Blood tests are pending. An official determination of death will follow the blood test results.

via quiltmuseum.org

The American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek is underway in Paducah. The popular, now biannual, event draws thousands of avid quilters and enthusiasts to the city. The National Quilt Museum is also located in Paducah and showcases dozens of works, including QuiltWeek award winners. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with quilter Pat Durbin about her exhibit "A Walk in the Woods" on display in the museum. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is considering opportunities and investments in a new intercollegiate athletic conference. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University Board of Regents have authorized an increase in tuition, housing and dining rates for next academic year. The Board of Regents approved in a special meeting on Friday to increase tuition by 5%, housing by 4% and dining by 3%. 

via KENTUCKY EDUCATION, WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT CABINET'S FACEBOOK PAGE

Three educational projects in far western Kentucky are still being considered in the second round of Work Ready Skills Initiative funding.

Mariusz Jurgielewicz, 123rf Stock Photo

Update: Due to weather, the ceremony has been moved to the conference room in the Parks Services Building at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.  

A company contracted to clean up the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is donating 500 red maple trees to the City of Paducah for Earth Day. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State University Board of Regents will authorize tuition and mandatory fee rates and housing and dining rates for the next academic year in a special meeting on Friday. 

ROB CANNING, WKMS

Update: Statement from Judge Executive Larry Elkins added.  

An attempt to fill a vacancy on the Calloway County Library Board failed in a fiscal court meeting Tuesday night.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer concluded a series of town halls in Carlisle County on Wednesday. Speaking to a group of about 60 people, Comer outlined his position on foreign affairs, tax reform, healthcare and Medicaid. 

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police seized 75 pounds of high-grade marijuana in a traffic stop Tuesday in Lyon County. 

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