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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News Archive
10:07 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Williams Kicks Off Statewide Bus Tour

News Archive
9:59 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Sec of State Candidates Differ on Photo ID to Vote

News Archive
9:43 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Kemper Returns Contributions to Government Workers

Murray, KY – Republican John Kemper has returned nearly $1,200 in contributions given to his State Auditor campaign by government officials. Kemper says he is challenging Democratic candidate Adam Edelen to do the same. The candidate believes returning the money would head off any potential conflicts of interest for the winner of the Nov. 8 election. Kemper claims Edelen has accepted nearly $75,000 in contributions from government officials that should be returned to guard against future conflicts if he's elected.

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4:56 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Congressman Whitfield Endorses Romney

Congressmen Ed Whitfield

Murray, KY – 1st District Kentucky Congressmen Ed Whitfield is endorsing Mitt Romney for President. Whitfield previously told WKMS he "liked" Texas Governor Rick Perry prior to his announcement. Whitfield endorsed Romney in his 2008 bid.

Whitfield's office confirms that he praises Romney's balancing Massachusetts budget with no tax increases and leaving the state with a Rainy Day Fund, when he left his term as Governor.

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12:07 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Conway and P'Pool Spar on KET

Lexington, KY – The first debate between the candidates for Kentucky attorney general repeated many themes of the campaign.

Democratic incumbent Jack Conway and Republican challenger Todd P'Pool squared off on KET last night.

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Press Releases & Events
8:09 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Beshear Outpacing Williams in State Employee Contributions

Press Releases & Events
7:37 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Burn Permits Again Required, Now Through Spring

Murray, KY – With autumn's return, outdoor burn permits are again required in Tennessee. The fall fire season began Saturday and lasts until May 15. The permits are free and can be obtained by calling local Forestry Division offices. There's an online list at BurnSafeTN.org. Tennessee Forestry Division information forester Tim Phelps says the permit system focuses on fire safety and helps prevent wildfires by not issuing permits during unsafe periods. Tips on how to safely use fire to burn debris are also posted on the website.

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Press Releases & Events
7:35 am
Mon October 17, 2011

KY Employment Office Launches Job-match System

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7:19 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Beshear Praising Other Democrats on Statewide Tour

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