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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Saturday is the inaugural PaBREWcah Beer Fest, featuring 19 craft breweries from across the region and live music in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Daniel Sene about the event, which benefits Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

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A commonly accepted fact in treatment that when you want to help people suffering from anxiety, you want to get rid of the fear. New research has shown, however, that fear may actually be helpful in treating anxiety. On Sounds Good, Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss using fear as a treatment method for some mental health issues.

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Brynn Jones, a rising senior at Murray High School, traveled to Sacramento, California, with other qualifying students for the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament and she returned to Murray as  the National Champion in Original Oratory. She and her coach Michael Robinson speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about what it took to bring home the win.

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An economic development strategy seven months in the making is helping the greater Paducah area seize opportunities for growth. Jonas Neihoff of Socially Present talks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the second objective of Paducah Economic Development’s Forward Paducah Initiative:  Helping Businesses Succeed.

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In the face of cuts in state appropriations to institutions across Kentucky, Dr. Michael Bordieri with the Murray State University Department of Psychology speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good on the impact those cuts will have on mental health care in Kentucky.

Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum has two special exhibits on display: 12th Quilt Japan and the Gala of the Unexpected. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Judy Schwender about the exhibits and thoughts on why quilting has room to grow as a medium and is growing in popularity worldwide.

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Market House Theatre’s next show is “All Shook Up,” a musical comedy featuring songs made famous by Elvis. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2005. “Heartbreak Hotel,” Love Me Tender,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” are a few of the 24 Elvis numbers. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the director and choreographer about the production.

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Home health is one of the many areas involved in physical therapy. To qualify, one must be referred to by a physician, an MD, DO (Doctor of Osteopathic) or DPM (Doctors of Podiatric Medicine). Populations tend to include geriatrics, pediatrics and sometimes adults who happen to be in a car accident or recovering from a major surgery. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with physical therapist Kamran Nabavi of Baptist Health Home Care about navigating help through physical therapy. 

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The so-called "bathroom bill" circulating state governments across the country, namely North Carolina, restricts transgender people to use bathrooms that align with their biological sex. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently questioned the need for a special legislative session called by fellow Republican lawmakers over President Obama's directive where public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their identity. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State University psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri about these hot-button issues, which he calls "concerning." 

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Rotary International President-Elect John Germ is in Murray Thursday for the ribbon-cutting of the newly constructed amphitheater in Central Park and for a dinner event in the evening. Jayne Crisp says in her 23 years as a Rotarian the local chapter has never before been honored by an upcoming president. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Crisp about the visit. 

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