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
3:11 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Paducah Sun Investigates City Manager Candidates

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2:58 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Rand Paul wants term limits

Kentucky – Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul wants term limits for the heads of federal regulatory agencies. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more on Paul's comment to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Rand Paul says federal agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency, have too much power. He says the EPA is an "out of control bureaucracy that needs to be restrained."

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2:58 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Conway/Paul Fox News Sunday Debate

Louisville, KY – The two men vying for Kentucky's open U.S. Senate seat squared off for about thirty minutes Sunday in a nationally televised debate. As Kentucky Public Radio's Rick Howlett reports, Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway shared their views during appearance on the Fox News Sunday program.

In a broadcast that originated from Louisville, Paul and Conway covered issues such as the federal debt, tax cuts, the health care overhaul and Kentucky's illegal drug problem.

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2:57 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

McWherter Would Tweak Lottery

Nashville, TN – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter says he would consider annually tweaking the state's lottery scholarships to ensure there is enough money to pay for the popular program. McWherter says he would be willing to dial back the size of scholarships to ensure the fund stays solvent.

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News Archive
3:11 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

County Attorney Will Run as Write-In

Cadiz, KY – Trigg County Attorney H. B. Quinn says he'll run in the November election as a write-in candidate. Quinn lost in the primary to fellow democrat Randall Braboy. No Republicans ran in the race. Quinn says several people expressed concerns to him about Braboy taking the county attorney's position, because of his lack of experience. Quinn says he's getting the word out about his candidacy through direct mailers, social networking, phone calls, and appearances at public events.

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Commentary
11:27 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Called Back - surviving a near-death experience

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – In the last moments of life, we often hear about seeing the light' and moving towards it. But what happens to a person when that light grows faint and they're suddenly pulled back to Earth? Commentator Dr. Duane Bolin has a new lease on life after a near-death experience. In this commentary, he shares this experience and references Emily Dickenson's epitaph, "Called Back."

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News Archive
3:12 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Quinn Could File as Write-In

Cadiz, KY – Trigg County Attorney H. B. Quinn may run as a write-in candidate in the November election. Incumbent Quinn lost in the primary to fellow Democrat and political newcomer Randall Braboy. No republicans ran in the election. Quinn says several people have expressed interest in him entering as a write-in. He's served as county attorney for 25 years. Quinn must register as a write-in candidate at least ten days before the election. He says he'll make a decision by Friday.

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3:12 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Herron Releases Income, Challenges Fincher

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2:59 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Paul and Conway on coal

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2:58 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Conway Campaign Calls For Paul to Return Donations

Frankfort, KY – Democrat Jack Conway's U.S. Senate campaign is calling for Republican Rand Paul to return some $1,400 in campaign contributions from three people that a Conway staffer labeled "white supremacists." Conway spokesman John Collins says the contributions that ranged from $400 to $500 were disturbing.

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