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

Pages

Commentary
4:18 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Commentary: Crisis and Opportunity: President Obama and Sino-U.S. Relations

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – During the 2008 presidential campaign, then candidate Barack Obama promised a change in U.S. approach to foreign policy. Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy believes the president has since been instrumental in creating positive transformative efforts, but says the overall status and tone of U.S. - Chinese relations will be the single most tenuous foreign policy dilemma the Obama Administration will face.

Read more
Commentary
10:57 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Amanda Cross' Kate Fansler debut is 'uncommon mystery'

Murray, KY – Now that schools across the region are back in full swing, it's once again time to dawn that literary hat and pick up a good read. Commentator Michael Cohen recommends an academic murder mystery by Carolyn Heillbrun, who wrote under the pseudonym, Amanda Cross. Cohen peaks through the pages of her first novel starring literature professor Kate Fansler, titled In The Last Analysis.

Read more
Commentary
4:31 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part Three): "For Unto You - Good Neighbor"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – We conclude storyteller Robert Valentine's series of new perspectives on classic Christmas tales. This week's story is about a weary couple arriving at a farm one cold winter night long ago. This is the third and final story in his three part series, titled "For Unto You "

Aram was dancing.

Read more
Commentary
4:30 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part Two): "For Unto You - Holiday Travel"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – We continue storyteller Robert Valentine's series of new perspectives on classic Christmas tales. This week's story is about a caravan taking in a weary couple on their winter journey through the desert. This is the second story in his three part series, titled "For Unto You "

"There's a man on the road!"

The boy trotted up, pulling the donkey to a halt beside Benjamin, who sat high atop his camel.

Read more
Commentary
3:05 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Story for the Holidays: "The Christmas Circus"

Dick Maddox at WKMS

Murray, KY – Dick Maddox wrote and voiced "The Christmas Circus." The storyteller lives in Murray and sometimes helps his spouse, an educator in Trigg Country, by impersonating the jolly old gentleman of the story for children in her classes. The Christmas Circus originally aired on WKMS in 2006 and is re-posted here for the holiday season.

Read more
Commentary
4:35 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

The Diplomatic Necessity for Articulating the Obama Doctrine

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Murray State history professor Doctor Brian Clardy explains the diplomatic necessity of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, to be delivered December 9th.

Read more
Commentary
4:29 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part One): "For Unto You - Winter Again"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – The winter holiday season is a special time for all, often evoking reverence and good-will. Commentator and professional storyteller Robert Valentine shares a new perspective on a classic Christmas story about a carpenter in urgent need of a donkey. This is the first in a three part series, titled "For Unto You "

"Well, not that one; that's a certain thing!"

Read more
Commentary
11:03 am
Fri November 6, 2009

Uncommon Mystery - Maigret Loses His Temper

Murray, KY – As the weather gets colder many turn their attention indoors, to good food, drink and a few good reads. This is not unlike the usual interests of famous fictional detective, Commissaire Maigret, the lead character in George Simenon's long-running series. Commentator Michael Cohen peaks through the pages of one of his books.

Read more
Commentary
3:55 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Uncommon Mystery - Knots and Crosses

Commentary
10:32 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Mary Thorsby of iListPaducah loves Fresh Air on WKMS

Mary Thorsby

Murray, KY – Mary Thorsby of iListPaducah.com said she loves her job, but the only person she would trade with is Terry Gross, of Fresh Air. Fresh Air is one of the newer shows in the WKMS program schedule. Mary Thorsby listens to Fresh Air on WKMS, her public radio home since moving to Paducah. In this commentary, she talks about her favorite program on WKMS.

Find out more about the WKMS autumn membership drive on our pledge page, here

 

Read more

Pages