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
10:15 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Uncommon Mystery - Roadkill

Murray, KY – You're probably familiar with our Front Blog series, Good Reads, books recommended by WKMS staff, students and volunteers. A great book doesn't always have to be one that ponders the unknowable or delves into life's quandaries. Mystery novel fan Michael Cohen recommends an uncommon read about a raunchy country singer turned private investigator and a bus accident involving a Hopi Indian.

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Commentary
11:32 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Commentary: Memory is Sufficient

Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Sometimes your fondest reflections on the past cannot be aided by photographs or video, but are subject, rather, to the power of your own memories. Commentator Duane Bolin has a new lease on life after a near-death experience. Shortly after the traumatic events, he found himself yearning for the familiar. In this reflection, he recalls an excerpt from an essay by writer E.B. White about the sufficiency of memory in recording life's precious moments.

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Press Releases & Events
4:31 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

MSU Graduate Named to State Committee

Press Releases & Events
4:31 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

MSU Graduate Named to State Committee

Commentary
11:58 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Commentary: "Potential Evangelicals" need not apply at UK

Richard Nelson

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Commentary
10:49 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Commentary: The Lantern Bearers

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Maybe you know someone with a tough exterior and a hidden heart of gold, someone with an internal kindness only revealed to those closest to them. Author Robert Louis Stevenson called this kind of person a "lantern bearer." Commentator Duane Bolin examines this trait in Stevenson's essay and in his own life.

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Education - WKMS
11:42 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Education Expected to be a Struggle in Coming Years

Murray, KY – The decade is coming to a close and futurist Ivan Potter says that the first years often define a century. With education issues the focus of many political arguments, Potter believes that it will grow be as significant as some of America's largest social movements of the 20th century.

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Commentary
10:24 am
Mon December 27, 2010

Commentary: After Christmas

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Christmas time, for many, is a time to slow down, to cherish traditions with families and loved ones. But what about the day after Christmas? Or the week after Christmas? Commentator Duane Bolin reflects on the spirit of the holiday season and the period of transition before returning to regular routine.

Dr. Duane Bolin teaches in the Department of History at Murray State University.

 

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-Science & Technology - WKMS
11:45 am
Fri December 24, 2010

Disruptive Technologies

Murray, KY – The first decade of the new millennium is coming to a close and technological advances made in those first ten years could set the grounds for what will be developed in coming years. Futurist Ivan Potter calls these groundbreaking advances "disruptive technologies" and says that this isn't the first time a century was defined by its start.

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Commentary
3:55 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Web-exclusive commentary: Keeping Christmas

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – In a time of on-the-go iPhone apps, celebratory Facebook wishes and "music best enjoyed by earbud" - the holiday season means, for many, a time to slow down and appreciate the family. Commentator Duane Bolin and his family make an effort every Christmas to keep the spirit of the season alive in his household. In this piece called "Keeping Christmas" he talks about what it takes and the rewards enjoyed as a result.

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