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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Education
4:33 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Networking and Fun at AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day

Murray State's Telecommunications Systems Management program hosts the AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day on September 11. Program coordinator Annie Vandiver shares the details during Sounds Good and gives some insight into where some of the TSM graduates are working.

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WKMS Press Releases
1:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Programming Change: Fresh Air Weekend, The Jive House

Listen Sunday, September 7 for an exciting new early-evening lineup on WKMS!

Following Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me will be Fresh Air Weekend with Terry Gross at 6, followed at 7 by an encore broadcast of The Jive House which also airs Thursday evenings at 9. 

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Sports
1:51 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Neal Bradley Previews Racer Football Season and the OVC on Sounds Good

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley visits the WKMS studios to talk with Tracy Ross on the MSU's chances in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference.

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Education
11:01 am
Wed August 20, 2014

New at Calloway Co. Public Library: KY Author Presents Kentucky Cooking

Credit Calloway County Public Library, Facebook

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn visits on our monthly Libraries Sound Good update. Kentucky author Bobbie Smith Bryant returns to the library for a presentation on Kentucky cooking. Also, Linn talks about a special drawing for Murray State students and previews a new tutoring service for students of all ages.

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Arts
10:41 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Mayfield's Ice House Gallery Celebrates the Humble Gourd

By Melanie Halliman of Paducah

Have you ever seen a gourd hat? How about a gourd guitar? These versatile plants are the medium in "All About Gourds" - a  national juried competition at the Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild. The deadline for entries is this Saturday and Director Shane Gregory brings the details to Sounds Good.

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Society
4:14 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Christian County Cares Seeks Community Input

Christian County Cares 2015 is moving into the third phase of the Community Vision Plan, hosting forums welcoming community input for ways to improve the Christian County/Hopkinsville area. Tracy Ross speaks with Yasamin Ausenbaugh, Christian County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Community Affairs about Phase 3 and how community members can get involved.

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Education
6:19 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

eLearning Centers Bring Broadband Internet to Far Western Kentucky

Fulton County eLearning Center
Credit Murray State University's Office of Regional Outreach, Facebook

Murray State University, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education and the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development are collaborating to bring free, public access, broadband internet service to counties in west Kentucky. The four river counties in westernmost Kentucky are among the most in-need of service: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. On Sounds Good, MSU Regional Outreach Director Gina Winchester and Regional Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Baskin describe the effort.

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Environment
4:48 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Celebrate All Things Hummingbird at LBL this Weekend

Credit Joe Schneid, Wikimedia Commons

The Land Between the Lakes Nature Station hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival,  their premiere event this weekend. It's peak season for the ruby throated hummingbirds, who regularly nest in LBL and Kentucky, before migrating to Costa Rica. Brooke Gilley, Naturalist at the Woodlands Nature Station, talks with Tracy Ross about all things Hummingbird Festival on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Draffenville Native on Playing with The Gibson Brothers and Kentucky Opry Show

The Gibson Brothers

Clayton Campbell, fiddle player for award-winning Bluegrass group The Gibson Brothers talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about growing up on stage at The Kentucky Opry, his career in music, and performing in front of his hometown friends and family in Draffenville.

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Arts
1:49 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend

The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.

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