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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Tuesday night, Murray State University will hold its 22nd annual Provost Concert at Lovett Auditorium. Master Gunnery Sgt. Susan Rider of the United States Marine Band and MSU Director of Bands and Orchestras Dennis Johnson speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the performance.

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It's National Library Week. Sandy Linn with the Calloway County Public Library says it's a time to celebrate the positive transformation that libraries bring to communities all across the country. Hear her speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about upcoming CCPL events. 

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Tracy Ross talks to area filmmakers John Holt and Austin Madding about their upcoming film “The Dooms Chapel Horror” and their contribution to the short film anthology “Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories.”

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In a continued discussion about treating substance abuse, Murray State psychology professor Michael Bordieri speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good.

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This year’s Celebrate & Support a Fair Kentucky event focuses on rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Denise Brogan-Kator, State Policy Director for the Family Equality Council, will be the guest speaker.

She speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about several recent “religious liberty” bills, the South’s status as a potential bellwether region for LGBT rights and her own journey as a transgender person.

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Jay Marchmon and Todd Blume are the brewers at Paducah Beer Werks. In their first year of business, they took home medals in state, national and international beer competitions. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the brewers about how they got started, these awards and the "Festiversary" this weekend.

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A common story in pop culture is that of the celebrity’s rehab troubles; either they’re checking in or going back.

MSU professor of psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about addiction and the difficulty in finding effective treatments.

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As spring begins to bloom, the Calloway County Public Library is planning a slate of community events both indoor and out.

CCPL Community Relations Coordinator Sandy Linn talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about what’s coming up, including this year’s Easter egg hunt.

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Early next month, the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials will hold its Spring Summit in Murray. Angela Guyton and Dr. Doris Sarr of the KBC-LEO stop by Sounds Good to talk about this year’s event.

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Operation Jumpstart is a nine-part program starting next month designed to help would-be entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their idea. 

Hear Tracy Ross talk about the course on Sounds Good with Chris Wooldridge, District Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Murray State along with Gina Winchester, Executive Director of Regional Outreach for MSU and Will McDowell, Vice President of Paducah Economic Development.