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.

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2011

1st Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2010

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2009

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2008

2nd Place - Best Website - www.wkms.org

Ways to Connect

USDA Logo

A northwestern Tennessee county is among 68 rural communities receiving USDA funding for economic development. The Weakley County Municipal Electric System will receive a loan of one-million dollars to renovate the Adult Learning Center. 

Governor's Office

Governor Matt Bevin held a ceremonial signing of an anti-bullying bill Thursday. Senate Bill 228 gives a statewide definition for bullying in the K-12 school system.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring Nashville's The Carmonas Friday, May 6 at Noon! This roots band blends the sibling harmonies of Chad, Alison, and Aaron Carmona with fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and upright bass to create a sound that transcends bluegrass.

Watch the Live Stream

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A bill to increase funding for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities cleared the state Senate Thursday. Lawmakers approved a bill of $454 million on a near unanimous vote. 

1792 Bourbon, via Facebook

Master distiller Ken Pierce is retiring from the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown after a career spanning more than 30 years in the industry. 

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A Henderson man is among 58 individuals who had their prison sentences commuted by President Barack Obama Thursday. 

Courtesy of WPSD

Longtime WPSD Local 6 morning anchor Johnette Worak is leaving the station after 26 years.

In a farewell message, she says she will spend time focusing on her family, traveling, sleeping in and writing.

Her last day is May 20.

paducahrotaryplayground.com

The Rotary Club of Paducah is seeking volunteers to construct a 4,000 square foot community playground next month. The $200,000 dollar project is being constructed as part of the Paducah Health Park project.

U.S. Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump, as the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has the "opportunity and the obligation" to unite the GOP. 

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Montgomery County has revoked the driver's licenses of thousands of people in the Clarksville area who are accused of not paying court fines and fees dating back to 2012. 

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