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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Kentucky State Police have released the name of a Fulton police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week.

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The Kentucky Finance Cabinet is seeking proposals for a new operator for the popular Beaver Dam rest stop, which abruptly closed earlier this month. 

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General via YouTube

Researchers at the University of Louisville will monitor Kentucky's quest to rid itself of a backlog of untested rape kits and offer recommendations on how to avoid such log-jams in the future.

KY Dam Village State Resort Park, via Facebook

The groundbreaking for a new recreational trail in Marshall County is this weekend. 

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Murray State University has selected their next Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, pending approval from the Board of Regents. 

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Kentucky's Attorney General says the number one way to combat elder scams is to be prepared.

Andy Beshear met with senior citizens in Murray Wednesday at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center to discuss his 'Scam Alerts' program and warn of common tactics used by scammers who tend to prey on the elderly.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is proposing to raise the state’s tax on each gallon of gasoline by 7 cents while cutting sales tax on groceries and income from earnings on stocks and bonds. 

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Nearly 300 members of the Kentucky National Guard are heading to Washington D.C. to assist in the Presidential Inauguration. 

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, via Facebook

Kentucky has joined a dozen other states in a complaint against a federal effort to balance environmental protection and the coal industry.

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An automotive company in far western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs in a $26 million investment. 

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