Matt Markgraf

Interim 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.

Ways to Connect

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The University of Louisville has ten new trustees. Governor Matt Bevin disbanded the previous board less than two weeks ago amid turmoil over embattled president James Ramsey.

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky's attorney general and state auditor will no longer be able to nominate members of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission under a new executive order from Governor Matt Bevin. 

Paducah Power System, via Facebook

A Paducah utility is returning $2.1 million to its customers. 

Tennessee Valley Authority, via Facebook

Construction at a combined cycle gas plant in Muhlenberg County is nearly 75% complete

Mammoth Cave National Park, via Facebook

Mammoth Cave National Park officials want to increase fees for tours and programs they offer. Superintendent Tracy Stakely tells WBKO-TV  the fee increase would begin in January, and park officials want feedback before the changes are implemented. 

Jenni Todd, WKMS

We welcome Kentucky-native and Nashville-based artist Vickie Vaughn back to WKMS Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. This time, she's joined by guitarist Corey Walker for an hour of bluegrass and country tunes. 

Watch the live webcast here!

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, via Facebook

The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell is now offering audio appointments in an effort to improve the delivery of care to beneficiaries. 

Clarksville Police Department

Update Saturday night: Road clear.

A semi truck hauling grain has tipped over Saturday at 12:45 beneath the 101st Bridge on the southbound side of Fort Campbell Boulevard. 

Lance Dennee, WKMS

The owners of Silent Brigade Distillery, Mayor Gayle Kaler, Paducah Ambassadors and members of the community gathered Friday at the new business to begin producing the city's first bourbon since prohibition.

paducahky.gov

Update Friday at Noon:

Police say they have identified the body found in a wooded area of Paducah Wednesday night.  

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