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
5:11 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents Charlotte's Web

Alix Bloodworth (Director), Noah VandenBosch (Templeton) visit the WKMS studio to preview Charlotte's Web at Playhouse in the Park.

Charlotte’s Web was recently named "the best American children's book of the past 200 years," and the play captures this work in an enchanting theatrical presentation. All the familiar characters are here - Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, a young girl who cares for Wilbur as he is the runt of the litter; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. Director Alix Bloodworth and actor Noah VandenBosch (who plays Templeton the rat) visit Sounds Good to preview the show.

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Society
5:09 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

KSP Hosts Citizens' Academy and Trooper Island Truck Raffle

Kentucky State Police Post 1 Information Officer Jay Thomas

The Kentucky State Police hold a ten-week Citizens' Police Academy starting tomorrow night, March 19 in Murray. The Academy provides an opportunity to become familiar with police operations, to allow citizens to become better informed about the actual role of a police officer. KSP Post 1 Information Officer Jay Thomas visits Sounds Good to talk with Tracy about the Academy, the longstanding KSP philanthropy Trooper Island and the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 truck raffle.

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Environment
4:28 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Vegetable Garden Workshop and More at the Calloway County Library

As the much anticipated spring time makes its way across our region, thoughts may turn to bringing that garden back to life. Sandy Lynn of the Calloway County Public Library stops by to tell us about a program on how to build a raised garden bed, what plants to use, type of construction, and more. on March 20 at the library. She also tells us about the Dr. Seuss event and the Animal Tales Program going on at the library, on Sounds Good.

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Sports
12:37 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Neal Bradley on End of the Racer Basketball Season

Credit ovcsports.com

The Murray State Racers saw their season end last Friday, March 7, in the semi-finals of the OVC Tournament in a close 86-83 defeat to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley visits with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the end of the Murray State Racers Men's Basketball season and what's next for the Racers. 

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Culture
12:46 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Fun Questions Big and Small at Ask Roulette, Coming to Maiden Alley Cinema

During Ask Roulette, strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. Questions are serious or silly, and answers are short or long. Over the course of the evening, you'll get unexpected connections, surprising anecdotes, and honest conversation. You'll also laugh. You can also just watch - not everyone has to come on stage. Rebecca Feldhaus-Adams and Shelly Baskin visit with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good, for a preview of Ask Roulette coming to Maiden Alley Cinema tomorrow (Thursday, March 13) at 7 p.m. 

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Sports
12:13 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Neal Bradley Previews OVC Tournament

Credit Murray State Sports Information

"Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good for a preview of the OVC Tournament. The Ohio Valley Conference returns to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium March 5-8. The Racers play Friday, against an opponent determined Thursday night. MSU earned a double-bye by winning the OVC West Division with a 13-3 record. 

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Sports
2:07 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Final Stretch in Regular Season

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley stops by the WKMS studios to talk with Tracy Ross about all things Murray State sports. In this week's conversation, they review the Racers' recent games and preview the final stretch of the regular season ahead of OVC and NCAA tournaments.

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Arts
12:19 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Love Poems Sound Good 2014! Read the Winning Poems

Happy Valentine's Day! What better way to celebrate than to read WKMS love poems? Tracy Ross and Rebecca Feldhaus-Adams read the top 10 poems today during Sounds Good. In addition to hearing their lovely poetry, they also received a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in Paducah. A special thank you, with hugs and kisses, to everyone who sent us a love poem this year! Will you be in the Top Ten in our Love Poems 2015 contest?

2014 Love Poems Top 10:

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Sports
4:21 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Showdown with Belmont

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley returns to our studio to speak all things Murray State basketball with Tracy Ross. This week, they talk about Murray State's nationally televised OVC showdown with the Belmont Bruins tonight at 8 p.m. at Curb Event Center in Nashville, on ESPU.

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Arts
3:48 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Killer Rabbits, Cows and French People in Playhouse in the Park's Spamalot

"Lovingly ripped off" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical Spamalot has fun with the legend of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table - complete with cows, killer rabbits, Knights who say "Ni," beautiful show girls and French people. Tracy Ross is joined by Jeff Miller (King Arthur) and Joanne Robertson (Lady of the Lake) for a preview of the Playhouse in the Park Production. 

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