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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7:41 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Beshear to Begin Final Push in Bowling Green

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2:36 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Hindu Leader Demands Williams Apologize

Murray, KY – A national Hindu religious leader is demanding Republican David Williams apologize for his recent remarks about the faith. During a stump speech yesterday, Williams said Democratic Governor Steve Beshear was worshipping "false gods" and was involved in "polytheistic situations" for participating in a Hindu ceremony.

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2:34 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

KET Gubernatorial Debate

Frankfort, KY – Candidates for Kentucky Governor debated last night for the final time prior to the November 8th general election. The debate began with a focus on jobs and the state's tax structure. Senate President and Republican candidate David Williams suggested scrapping the state's corporate and personal income taxes in favor of sales taxes. He points to Tennessee's tax system as a model for Kentucky. But incumbent Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky's unemployment rate is actually lower than the rate in Tennessee

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11:42 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Final Gubernatorial Debate

Richmond, KY – The two challengers in Kentucky's race for governor piled on the criticism last night in their final debate of the campaign season. All three contenders appeared in a 90-minute forum hosted by Kentucky Educational Television. Both the economy and health care were major topics. Incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear defended a managed health care program that begins statewide today. He claimed it will save the state one-point-three billion dollars over three years:

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6:58 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Gubernatorial Candidates Prepare for Final Debate

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8:51 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Galbraith Touts Himself as the Only Clear Alternative

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8:30 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Giuliani Endorses P'Pool in Ky. AG Race

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9:33 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Public Records Show No Wrongdoing by Williams

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9:30 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Beshear Tops $10M in Latest Fundraising Report

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