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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Murray State University professor of history, Dr. David Pizzo, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about political climates seen around the world today and how they compare with that of post-WWI Weimar Republic immediately preceding its fall to the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

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  Award-winning author and Graves County native, Bobbi Ann Mason, will be speaking at the Murray State History Department's inaugural lecture and scholarship banquet on September 19th. Tracy Ross speaks with MSU history professor, Duane Bolin, on Sounds Good about the banquet, the lecture, and its featured guest. 

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A "Hee Haw"-style skit and bourbon tasting are just some of the features of the upcoming "Backwoods Ball" fundraiser at Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Garden co-founder Bill Tyler. They talk about the history of the garden, its origins as a flat, sterile soybean field and more about their fundraising event. 

Hopkinsville's 30th Annual Pow Wow This Weekend

Sep 8, 2017
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The 30th Annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow, located in Hopkinsville, KY, happening this weekend.

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Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michael Bordieri, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the psychology of 'awe' regarding the total solar eclipse.

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Murray State University associate professor of history David Pizzo shares a personal testimony of his time staying in South Africa with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good ahead of the Cinema International showing of 'District 9.' 

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Jason Stout, Associate Professor of Art at University of Tennessee at Martin, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the Fourth Annual Guitar As Art exhibit which opens this Sunday at the university’s Art Gallery.

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Tracy Ross and Murray State University Department of Psychology faculty member Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the psychology of groups on Sounds Good.

Lew Jetton

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with singer and guitarist Lew Jetton about his new album, Palestine Blues, and this year’s Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival happening Friday and Saturday in Aurora.  

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More than half a million visitors are expected to be in the area for Monday’s total solar eclipse. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and U.S. Forest Service Fire Prevention Officer Jaye Gilmore discuss how people can safely enjoy this astronomical event of a lifetime.

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