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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At first glance, Old Salt Union might seem like a traditional string band. According to bassist and lead singer Jesse Farrar, though, there is much more to the group than that.

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Even though his actually birthday is not until March 2, the Calloway County Public Library will kick off the festivities for Dr. Seuss's birthday Wednesday.

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Oystein Baadsvik is an international tuba artist, as well as the first tuba virtuoso to have a career exclusively as a soloist. Baadsvik and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble director, Dennis Johnson, visited Sounds Good to discuss Baadsvik's upcoming performance in Lovett Auditorium. 

How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

Feb 21, 2018
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   With the average American spending over half of their day looking at a screen, it's now hard to imagine a modern society without TVs, computers, or cell phones. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the role of these devices in today's society, and whether there is ever "too much" screen time. 

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The rise of smartphones, tablets and other technology has brought about a sort of digital revolution in how human beings spend their time. This has also caused the question to arise as to how much screen time is too much, particularly for children.

Paducah's 2018 Empty Bowls fund-raiser will be held Saturday, February 24, at the Julian Carroll Convention Center, and organizer Michael Terra is not worried about a lack of attendance.

       Levels of influenza-like illnesses are at an all time high, and doctors' offices and medical care centers are seeing a huge surge of patients not seen since the 2009 swine flu outbreak. Yet with the age of the internet and sites like WebMD comes a new attitude towards doctors -- we trust them, but we trust our Googling capabilites just as much. Dr. Michael Bordieri explains why it could be more beneficial to hand the reins over to the doctor once more.  

Finding Ways to Move Forward After a Tragedy

Feb 14, 2018

  Tragedy struck close to home when a student opened fire in the commons area of Marshall County High School on January 23rd, eleven minutes before the first bell rang. 20 students were injured, 16 of which were gunshot wounds. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how the community might take steps to move forward after that horrific morning. 

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The relationship between patient and healthcare provider can sometimes be a tenuous one, according to Murray State University professor of psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri.

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WKMS celebrates Black History Month with special programming in February.  This year, we’re featuring three episodes of the series With Good Reason, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

We’ll hear about one man's quest to free Africa's historical recordings from the colonial archives; discover untold tales of all-black sports leagues; listen to the story of one person who was injured in the Charlottesville attack last August and more.  

A schedule and detailed descriptions of the upcoming programs is below.

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