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. 

Ways to Connect

Murray State University Public Relations

Murray State University is dedicating two spaces on campus on Friday in the new Engineering and Physics Building. 

bellarmine.edu

Governor Matt Bevin has named a Louisville poet, author and educator as the 2017-18 Kentucky Poet Laureate. The Kentucky Arts Council said in a release on Tuesday Bevin has appointed Frederick Smock. 

schmidt13, 123rf Stock Photo

A Cadiz police officer directing school traffic was was struck by a motorist Monday. 

comer.house.gov, cropped

U.S. Congressman James Comer is concluding a series of town halls in Kentucky’s first district with three stops this week. 

Kentucky Collectibles screenshot, via KET

KET is taping an appraisal fair in Paducah at the end of June for the the sixth season of Kentucky Collectibles. 

format35, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout has lifted avian influenza surveillance zones in Christian County following negative test results.

goracers.com

Former Murray State University women’s basketball assistant coach Tony Cross died Wednesday in Murray. He was 64. 

comer.house.gov, cropped

U.S. Congressman James Comer discussed Syria, healthcare, tax reform and thoughts about President Trump with Murray-Calloway County business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Tuesday morning. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

Update 2: Per McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office: Ohio River Bridge now open to both lanes, normal traffic.  

Update: McCracken County Sheriff's Department said one lane of traffic has re-opened.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer held a two-part town hall forum at the Hopkinsville Community College Monday night, having made earlier stops in Taylor and Simpson Counties. The evening began with a Kentucky Farm Bureau listening session, discussing challenges in crafting the next Farm Bill and agriculture industry representatives outlining what they want in the next legislation. A more informal event followed, answering questions from members of local groups opposing President Trump's agenda: 'Pennyroyal Indivisible' and 'Resist Kentucky.'

Pages