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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    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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            Adolph Rupp, nicknamed "Baron of the Bluegrass," served as head basketball coach for the University of Kentucky for 41 years. MSU professor of history, Dr. Duane Bolin, visits Sounds Good to discuss his upcoming biography of Rupp, which details his successful -- and sometimes scandalous -- life. 

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          At 13 years old, Carol Larson stood at 6 feet and 6.5 inches. Due to surgically shortening her legs at an attempt at 'normalcy,' Larson faced challenges every day of her life, which she then translated into various art forms -- one of which has found a new home in Paducah's National Quilt Museum. 

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        The Carson Center in Paducah, KY will be hosting their 13th annual Distiller's Dinner, which raises funds for the non-profit performing center. Development director, Debbie Wattier, and chef of Artisan Kitchen, Karla Lawrence, visit Sounds Good to provide details of the event. 

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