Matt Markgraf

New Media Promotion Coordinator, Host of Weekend Energy

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS News Team in January 2007, while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in theatre at Murray State. Now he's got a master's degree in creative writing and is hard at work on "the next great American novel" - that is - when he’s not designing and updating the web site, producing commentaries and mixing up some Weekend Energy. Matt enjoys all kinds of music, but has a fondness for wicked beats. He’s at the station throughout the day and sometimes late at night working during the informative bliss of BBC World Service. In March 2011, he was named New Media & Promotions Coordinator for WKMS.

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

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2:33 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

GOP Encouraged to Cut Williams Loose

Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams
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8:09 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Beshear Stands Alone for Abortion Rights

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10:07 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Williams Claims Press Hurt Gubernatorial Bid

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9:39 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Labor Secretary Says Economy Could Hurt Workplace Safety

Frankfort, KY – These tight economic times could tempt some companies to cut back on workplace safety. Kentucky Labor Secretary Mark Brown says that may mean spending less such things as protective equipment and training sessions. Brown understands business concerns but insists there's no substitute for safety.

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3:47 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Steve Beshear Leads David Williams by 31 Points in Governor's Race in Latest Poll

Gov. Steve Beshear
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9:04 am
Mon October 3, 2011

State Auditor Debate on KET

Frankfort, KY – Candidates for Kentucky State Auditor face off during a Kentucky State Auditor debate this Monday, October 10. Democrat Adam Edelen and Republican John Kemper are both vying for term limited Crit Luallen's seat. They are to discuss a variety of topics including education and job creation. Edelen, who left his post as Governor Steve Beshear's Chief of Staff to run for the office, says he believes those two issues greatly affect one another.

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1:19 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

Secretary of State Candidates Clash Over Homeless Voter Rights

Bill Johnson and Allison Lundergan Grimes

Richmond, KY – The two candidates for Kentucky secretary of state have differing views on how much identification should be required to cast a ballot in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Educational Television featured an hour-long discussion Monday night with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Bill Johnson. Johnson favors requiring a picture ID at the polls. Grimes believes current state law on identification at the voting place is sufficient. Both candidates indicate they would be willing to investigate on-line voting.

 

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11:42 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Secretary of State Hopefuls Debate Tonight

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4:27 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

KY GOP May Drop Automatic Disqualification Rule

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4:26 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Kentucky Ethics Panel to Meet and Discuss Complaints

Murray, KY – Kentucky's Executive Branch Ethics Commission could be briefed on high-profile allegations involving the Commonwealth's gubernatorial campaign next week. Republicans have filed ethics complaints about contributions from state employees to Democratic Governor Steve Beshear's campaign. Democrats allege in their own complaint Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richie Farmer used a state account to buy a small refrigerator for his home. The ethics panel is scheduled to meet Monday.

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