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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7:31 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Leeper, Smith Differ on Ads

Paducah, KY – Independent 2nd District State Senator Bob Leeper is criticizing what he calls the negative tone of campaign ads released by his chief opponent, Democrat Rex Smith. Leeper told reporters last week saying information in the ads is misleading and inaccurate about his votes on legislative pensions, the legislature's failure to pass a budget in this year's regular session and his view on accepting special-interest campaign contributions.

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3:39 pm
Fri October 22, 2010

Paul will debate Conway on KET

Lexington, KY – Kentucky's Republican U-S Senate candidate he will keep his date with his opponent. Rand Paul threatened to pull out of a statewide forum produced by Kentucky Educational Television. This afternoon in Lexington, the Bowling Green eye surgeon read from a prepared script and refused to answer questions posed by the media.

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9:30 am
Fri October 22, 2010

Conway Hopes Paul Will Debate

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway says he hopes Republican nominee Rand Paul will show up for Monday's debate on KET.

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4:19 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Kentucky Bellwether for Fall Election

Morehead, KY – A senior writer for one of the nation's foremost political news magazines says Kentucky is the state to watch for a national bellwether on the mid-term elections. Jonathan Martin works for politico.com, and made the comment Wednesday.

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4:18 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Clinton to Stump for Conway Again

Murray, KY – Former President Bill Clinton will be back in Kentucky to stump for U-S Senate nominee Jack Conway November 1st. The Conway campaign confirmed the announcement this afternoon. Clinton will be in the state hoping to boost support for Conway hours before voters head to the polls. Conway's campaign hasn't released the location of the rally. Clinton appeared for Conway at the University of Kentucky earlier this month.

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11:59 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Paducah Tea Party event to close floodwall

Paducah, Ky. – The floodwall entrance at the foot of Broadway in Paducah will close from 1 to 4 PM Saturday for the Jackson Purchase Conservative Tea Party event. City officials announced the floodwall closure today. They cite safety reasons for preventing cars from entering the riverfront during the event, to be held on Wilson Stage and the surrounding area. For boaters and fishermen, access to the riverfront boat ramp will be limited to the Kentucky Avenue floodwall opening.

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9:03 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Poll Puts Paul Ahead

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3:47 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Kelly Paul speaks about Conway

Bowling Green, KY – In the waning days of Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, the wife of republican Rand Paul is coming to her husband's defense. Kelly Paul is responding to an attack ad by democratic rival Jack Conway that accuses Rand Paul of joining a college group that ridiculed Christianity. At a news conference in Bowling Green today, Kelly Paul called the ad desperate and shameful.

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3:36 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

West Tenn. attorney goes after Fincher

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3:33 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Burkhart and McMillan Lead in Fund Raising

Murray, KY – Kim McMillan and Jeff Burkhart are the third-quarter fundraising leaders in the pack of eight vying to be Clarksville's next mayor. The Leaf Chronicle reports Republican candidate Kim McMillan raised and spent over $26,000. McMillan has also transferred more than $31,000 from her former gubernatorial campaign to her current campaign for Clarksville mayor.
Democrat Jeff Burkhart has raised over $23,000 and spent $19,000 in his campaign efforts.

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