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.  

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Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss ways to treat pain without taking painkillers.

Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Facebook

Tracy Ross speaks with Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce President Lee Lingo about the upcoming State of the Cities and County Luncheon as well as progress on Interstate 69 and it’s impact on the region.

Playhouse in the Park, Facebook

Tracy Ross speaks with Megan Cirak, who plays Truvy in Playhouse in the Park’s Steel Magnolias. The show runs through next weekend.

Murray State University Printmaking, Facebook

Tracy Ross and Nicole Hand-Bryant discuss Murray State University Printmaking's visiting artist program, which hosted Janet Ballweg this week.

MSU TRIO SSS, Facebook

Murray State University hosts Kentucky TRIO Day on campus this Friday and Saturday. Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Doris Clark-Sarr, Director of Adventures in Math and Science at MSU about the history of the TRIO programs and all the activities happening this weekend.

via Sandra Pfeifer

Not Throwing In The Towel is a documentary about Ginny Farrugia and Debbie Carter, a lesbian couple living in western Kentucky, that recently premiered at Maiden Alley Cinema. Tracy Ross spoke with the film’s director, Sandra Pfeifer, on Sounds Good.

The National Quilt Museum, Facebook

In honor of Black History Month, the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, California is sharing a collection of quilts exploring how their communities are linked. “Neighborhoods Coming Together: Quilts Around Oakland” is on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah through April 11. Exhibit chair Marion Coleman speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good.

Maiden Alley Cinema, Facebook

Tracy Ross speaks with musician Ben Sollee ahead of his performance at Maiden Alley Cinema Saturday evening.

Ky, Flickr

Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the gift of listening for the Valentine’s Day season on Sounds Good.

Oscar Micheaux, Facebook

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Walter Metz, professor in the Department of Cinema & Photography at Southern Illinois University, discuss the life and career of pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.

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