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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Arts
2:54 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

MSU Theatre Dept. Presents "Harvey"

Harvey is Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play from 1944 about a man and his giant invisible rabbit. Tracy Ross speaks with Darryl Phillipy, the director of Harvey which plays November 15-18 at Murray State's Robert E. Johnson Theater. See more on the Theatre Department website.

Sports
3:00 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Tracy Talks Racer Sports with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

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The "voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stopped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the end of the MSU football season and the beginning of the basketball season.

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Music
11:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans

Marcelo Teson, Wikimedia Commons

Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.

Sports
12:11 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Tracy Talks Racer Sports with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

GoRacers.com

Tracy Ross talks Murray State sports with the Voice of the Racers, Neal Bradley. 

Good Reads
12:14 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Good Read: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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Good Reads
11:50 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: The Terror by Dan Simmons

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Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as “a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). The Terror chills readers to the core.

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Commentary
1:52 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Freedom of the Press and Congressman Yarmuth

yarmuth.house.gov

A Kentucky Congressman wants to change the Constitution to effectively overturn the Supreme Court on political speech. But is that a good idea? Commentator and researcher Caleb Brown of the Bluegrass Institute says if you care about freedom of the press, everyone’s speech should get equal protection.

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FLW Fishing Report
9:56 am
Thu June 7, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Big Bass Tournament This Weekend

Scott Ellison

Hi, this is Scott Ellison with the weekly FLW Fishing Report. Well, this is the weekend when the Big Bass Tournament comes to town. The Walmart FLW will make a stop at Kentucky Lake, and the best bass fishermen in the land will go at it for the $100,000 first place prize. 

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FLW Fishing Report
11:25 am
Thu May 24, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: From So-So to Fairly Good

Scott Ellison says fishing ranges from so-so to fairly good depending on what you’re trying to catch.

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LowerTown Arts and Music Festival
11:49 am
Fri May 18, 2012

WKMS - LowerTown Live Broadcast Preview

Tracy Ross emcees
Photo by John Paul Henry

Todd Hatton and Tracy Ross preview tonight's live broadcast from LowerTown, featuring the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Tommy and the Oh's, and the Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey. Don't miss it tonight from 7 to 10! 

See the event on Facebook.

See more bands and events at www.lowertownamf.com

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