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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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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Commentary
12:10 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Commentary: Book burning and verbal bombs at home and abroad

Richard Nelson

Murray, KY – On March 20, Florida pastor Terry Jones held a self-styled mock trial in which he burned a Quran at his church in Orlando. The desecration sparked a wave of protests in Afghanistan, which left dozens dead. Commentator Richard Nelson says the book burning is troubling, but pales in comparison to the violent response overseas, where the freedom of speech and the right to articulate opinions are not respected.

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Commentary
12:01 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Commentary: Unfathomable feats achieved by humans

Justice Bill Cunningham

Murray, KY – It's been 6 Months since the last of 33 Chilean Miners were rescued from a Copper Mine. The world was captivated by the amazing determination of the miners and the rescuers efforts. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, Judge Bill Cunningham has this take on the human conditions surrounding the sometimes unfathomable feats achieved by humans.

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Commentary
11:57 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Commentary: Safely Navigating the Waterways

Alan Wade

Murray, KY – Navigational rules make our lakes safer. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Alan Wade reflects on what boaters need to learn before hitting the lakes.

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Commentary
2:42 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 5: 2011 College Fishing National Championship

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Commentator Scott Ellison on this week's National Guard/FLW College Fishing National Championship competition and festival based at Murray State's CFSB Center. He talks about the College Fishing National Championship competition on Kentucky Lake, about the anglers and the festival at the CFSB Center in Murray.

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

 

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Press Releases & Events
3:35 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

FLW 2011 Nationals Start

Murray, KY – Today starts the 2011 National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship. Murray State hosts the competition this year. Fisherman set out from the Moors Resort and Marina in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. The three day championship is nationally televised and features the top 25 college fishing teams in the country competing on Kentucky Lake. This afternoon is the angler's first weigh-in of the tournament at Murray State's CFSB Center. The tournament continues through Saturday.

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Commentary
1:41 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Commentary: Boating Safely in Cold Weather

Al Wade

Kuttawa, Ky – Our waterways hold danger in cold weather. Alan Wade is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and next he reviews facts about hypothermia, cold shock, and tips to remember before setting out when it's cold.

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Commentary
2:45 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 4: Balmy weather helps fishing

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY –

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Lakeland Fishing Report

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