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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Press Releases & Events
11:05 am
Tue May 31, 2011

KY National Guard Deployment: Operation New Dawn

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky National Guard holds a departure ceremony this Saturday for more than 1,300 guardsmen headed to Iraq. This is the largest deployment of Kentucky National Guard soldiers since WWII. Members of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade leave after the ceremony for further training this summer before going overseas. The departure ceremony will be held in Freedom Hall in Louisville.

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Commentary
11:40 am
Fri May 27, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 12: Trolling With Bandits

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – In this week's FLW Outdoors Fishing Report, Scott Ellison talks about trolling with bandits - strategizing for catching fish on the move and finding the fish that's been elusive this spring... crappies.

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

Fishing is good now, but the weather is bad, which means that most people have been going when they can, rather than when they want to.

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Commentary
2:29 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 11: An Idyllic afternoon on Kentucky Lake

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison spends an idyllic afternoon on Kentucky Lake in this week's FLW Fishing Report. The tale of a sunny day, a powerful boat and some hungry bass.

Scott Ellison is a lifelong fisherman and FLW Outdoors College Fishing Promotinos Manager.

 

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Commentary
3:20 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Commentary: Open Letter to President Obama on Middle East Policy

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – President Barack Obama on Thursday (May 19, 2011) outlined what White House officials called a "major address" on foreign policy in the Middle East, which included U.S. support for a future Palestinian state based on borders that existed before 1967. Response has ranged from "just more political slogans" to "good enough." Commentator and foreign policy analyst Dr. Brian Clardy asks for specifics, and poses five key and critical questions to President Obama in this open letter.

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Commentary
3:02 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report (May 13): How fish adapt to flooding

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – It's time for our weekly glimpse at what's happening in and on our lakes. This week we'll learn about how flooding has made it possible to catch some fish where it's usually dry ground.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report

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Commentary
12:15 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 8: Fishing in our flood-swollen lakes

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – It's time for our weekly glimpse at how to catch fish around here. This time, it's about finding and hooking catfish, panfish, and bass in our flood-swollen lakes.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report.

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Press Releases & Events
5:28 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Governor's Derby Breakfast Ceases

Frankfort, KY – In this economy, Kentucky can no longer afford to feed 15,000 people free country ham, eggs and grits at the annual Governor's Derby Breakfast. Usually held on the State Capitol grounds, the event is moving to downtown Frankfort. On Derby Day 1936, Kentucky Governor Happy Chandler invited a few friends over to the governor's mansion for breakfast. By the 1990s, thousands of people were annually showing up at the State Capitol. Bob Stewart is coordinating this year's event.

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Commentary
10:36 am
Fri April 29, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 7: Bass fishing on Kentucky Lake

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Caution is the current watchword for boaters on Kentucky Lake as high water carries dangerous floating debris. But soon it'll be a dandy time for bass fishing as we learn with this week's FLW Outdoors Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report.

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Commentary
10:20 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Uncommon Mystery - The Girl in the Green Raincoat

Murray, KY – Now that the sun's come back and summer break is just over the horizon for Murray State students, maybe vacation is on your mind Why not get started on your summer reading list? Commentator and mystery novel enthusiast Michael Cohen shares a quick uncommon mystery by award-winning writer Laura Lippman, titled The Girl in the Green Raincoat, about Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan and a young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day until things go terribly wrong.

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Commentary
4:52 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report April 21:Brush Hogs, Sexy Shad Spoons and Curly-Tailed Jigs... Oh My!

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – So are you up on your zoom brush hogs, sexy shad spoons and curly-tailed jigs? Learn more with the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report!

Next the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report, but first a disclaimer: this commentary contains language, like "lipless crankbaits," that may be puzzling to non-anglers.

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