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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U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook

The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is holding a ceremony marking a change in leadership this week. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Thursday Update

Tuesday afternoon update: Following an autopsy, preliminary results show McClure died of two gunshot wounds to the torso. Toxicology report is pending. McClure had been pronounced dead Monday at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.

via Murray-Calloway County Republican Party Facebook Page

  The Murray Calloway County Republican Party is holding a 'Prayer Luncheon' on inauguration day. The Friday morning event includes historical perspective from Murray State University political science professor Dr. Winfield Rose, a devotional and patriotic and a live viewing of the Donald Trump's presidential swearing-in ceremony.

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Influenza is now 'widespread' in the commonwealth. The Kentucky Department of Health raised the flu level from 'regional' to widespread Thursday citing an increase in flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the state. 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is holding a public meeting Thursday to seek input on proposed changes in the land management plans for eight reservoirs. Changes include the Kentucky Reservoir on the Tennessee River. 

U.S. Department of Defense

More 101st soldiers in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team are set to return to Fort Campbell on Thursday. 

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The Jackson Purchase Historical Society is holding a commemoration Saturday for a member of the Calloway County National Guard who died during the Mexican Expedition of 1916. 

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Plans for converting a busy street through Murray State's campus into a boulevard are nearing completion, though funding for the project remains uncertain. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Honeywell is reducing production capacity and cutting 22 jobs at their Metropolis plant due to ongoing challenges in the nuclear industry. 

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Update: Amounts allocated to regional counties added.  

Approximately $1.06 million dollars in grant funding is going to aid cleanup efforts of illegal dumps in the Commonwealth, including four counties in far western Kentucky. 

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