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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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell said she will not seek a third term in office. Cantrell made the announcement at the end of the city council meeting Monday night.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Residents of Mayfield will have to look elsewhere if they want to have a drink in a bar or tavern. The Mayfield City Council has passed an ordinance to prohibit such establishments from operating in the city.

Sam Gaskins for Congress, via Facebook

A west Kentucky Democrat looking for another chance at taking the 1st Congressional seat is withdrawing from this year’s race.

Kentucky State Archives via Facebook

Starting this month, visitors to the Kentucky State Capitol can see documents, photographs and other materials from the state archives. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he is “ready for a legal fight” to protect Kentuckians from the Federal Communications Commission's order to repeal 'Net Neutrality.'

Headshots via Murray State University release

Two authors with national acclaim are coming to Murray State University next week for the MFA Program Reading Series. 

Paducah Public Schools, via Facebook

Paducah Public Schools are closed on Wednesday due to heating issues. 

Photo courtesy of Bryan Canavan

A McDonald's in Calvert City is destroyed after a fire broke out late Tuesday morning. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Mayfield City Council is divided over a proposed ordinance to prohibit bars from operating in the city.

Andy Beshear, Official Photo

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said Wednesday his office has secured $152,000 from a multistate settlement involving a pharmaceutical company.