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
3:21 pm
Tue August 16, 2011

Beshear Accepts Debate Invitation

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News Archive
3:19 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Top Williams Farmer Staffer Steps Down

Louisville, KY – The campaign manager for Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is stepping down to pursue other professional opportunities, leaving the GOP nominee without anyone to run his day-to-day operations.

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News Archive
3:23 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

P'Pool Bashes Conway on Coal

Fancy Farm, KY – At the Fancy Farm picnic this weekend, candidates jostled to publicly opposed President Barack Obama and several of his administration's unpopular environmental regulations. In the race for Attorney General, Democratic incumbent Jack Conway pointed to his involvement in the state's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over mine permitting. His Republican opponent Todd P'Pool dismissed Conway's involvement.

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Press Releases & Events
3:56 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Jefferson Jackson Dinner

Murray, KY – The Calloway County Democratic Party hosts the Jefferson Jackson Dinner tonight in Murray State's Curris Center. The 7 o'clock dinner features democratic keynote speakers lieutenant governor nominee Jerry Abramson, Secretary of State nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor nominee Adam Edelan, Incumbent Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, and Ag Commissioner nominee Bob Farmer.

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Commentary
3:39 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 14 (June 17): How tournament boats got flashy logos

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – This week on the FLW Outdoors fishing report, Scott Ellison gives us some details on the big fishing tournament on Kentucky Lake this weekend, and we learn how the tournament boats get their flashy decals.

Scott Ellison for FLW Outdoors here, with the weekly fishing report.

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Commentary
12:06 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Justice Cunningham's guidelines for being a father

Justice Bill Cunningham

Murray, KY – This Sunday is Father's Day, and if this is new information to you, it's not too late to do some last-minute shopping! Whether you're a father, soon-to-be-a-father, a father-figure or feel a paternal bond with loved ones, this commentary is for you. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham shares a special Father's Day message and his own personal guidelines for a father to follow in raising children.

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Press Releases & Events
3:14 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Mobile Vietnam Memorial in Murray

Commentary
11:13 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Commentary: An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates on Foreign Policy

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – From now until Election Day in November, 2012, the American people will be tuned in to fundraisers, conventions, debates and dialogues with political leaders vying to be president of the United States. Commentator and foreign policy analyst Dr. Brian Clardy says he'll be listening to serious answers to his questions regarding the future of American foreign policy in this open letter to the candidates.

Welcome to the campaign trail.

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Commentary
4:08 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 13: Tournament Fishing

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison's FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report. Learn about catching crappie and tournament fishing on Kentucky Lake.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report.

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