Tracy Ross

Program Director, Host of Sounds Good and Beyond the Edge

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.  

Ways to Connect

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Data suggests many have already strayed from their New Year’s resolutions.  Murray State University professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visited Sounds Good to discuss how people can stick to their resolutions and make positive changes during the new year.

    The US is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, and Kentucky is ranked second highest in opioid related deaths. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss possible causes of and solutions to the epidemic.

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In today's world of Information Technology, there are more jobs than there are people to fill them. The director of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State visits Sounds Good to discuss why that might be, and how to change it. 

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    During the Thanksgiving season, words like 'gratitude' and 'thankfulness' are seen at every turn. However, the holiday season can often carry stressful, and even negative, connotations. MSU Psychology professor, Dr. Michael Bordieri, visits Sounds Good to discuss the psychological benefits of gratitude in every day life, and how important it is to focus on the positive. 

Live Lunch with Cruel Waves, This Friday

Nov 13, 2017
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 Join Tracy Ross this Friday at noon for another installment of Live Lunch. Murray's own beach-pop duo, Cruel Waves, will be visiting Sounds Good for an hour of music and discussion. Comprised of Alejandro Villanueva on guitar and Melanie Davis on vocals, guitar, and drums, the pair combines jazzy lounge-inspired vocals with surf-influenced guitar riffs. The melodies that dance between the agile mezzo and captivating guitar create an ethereal, bittersweet, and unique sound. 

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     John Paul White, singer/songwriter and former member of the Civil Wars, visits Sounds Good to discuss his return to a solo music career and his upcoming performance at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema. 

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     On this 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Dr. Marjorie Hilton, Associate Professor of History at MSU, and M.A. student, Jon Dunning, talk to Tracy Ross about the impact of the revolution on Americans and their way of life, or Americanism. 

  MSU's Department of History will host its seventh annual ROOTS Music Concert at Lovett Auditorium, which will feature several award-winning musicians and Grand Old Opry veterans. Senior history lecturer, Dr. Ted Belue, visits Sounds Good to discuss details of the event.

Using Fear to Scare Away Mental Health Issues

Oct 30, 2017
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            New psychology research suggests the old cliche of 'facing your fears' might hold more truth than originally thought. MSU professor, Dr. Michael Bordieri, visited Sounds Good to discuss how fear might effectively scare away various mental health issues. 

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   The Kentucky Academy of Science will be hosting astronomer, teacher, and writer, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, to kick off their annual KAS meeting. Bennett visited Sounds Good to discuss his prolific career, current perspectives on science, and the presentation he will be giving on campus in early November. 

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