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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American Red Cross, Western KY Chapter via Facebook

American Red Cross volunteers from Paducah and Owensboro are en-route to aid in tropical storm Harvey recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. 

Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf stock photo

An independent consulting group says Kentucky lawmakers should take away some cost-of-living raises awarded to state retirees over the past 20 years as part of a strategy to keep the retirement systems solvent.

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  The Republican Party of Kentucky is denouncing vandalism scrawled on a county GOP office.

Courtesy of Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College has a new president. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box has appointed Alissa Young as president of HCC.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University's Board of Regents are praising the university's handling of the dorm explosion over the summer. 

via Murray State University

Murray State University is razing a residential college on campus. The Board of Regents voted on Friday to raze Springer College as early as this Spring. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University President Bob Davies said he doesn't predict a Charlottesville-like event on campus but isn't ruling out 'occurrences' in the future.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

After months of heated debate, the Murray City Council passed the controversial payroll tax ordinance Thursday night. 

Courtesy of Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College says the total solar eclipse was the “largest event ever held on campus.”

Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah has named Chris Roty as interim president. Roty is currently president of Baptist Health La Grange near Louisville.