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
2:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Yeiser Art Center Members' Show Preview

Josh White, Executive Director of Paducah's Yeiser Art Center previews the 2013 Members' Show, a showcase of work by Yeiser members, opening this Saturday (November 16, 2013) with a reception from 5 to 7. He gives a sneak preview of pieces in the exhibition that runs through December 21. See more at theyeiser.org.

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Sports
3:27 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

Tracy Ross gets a Racers sports update from Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley on Sounds Good. This week, they discussed Racer Football and the beginning of the Racer Basketball season. Bradley explains why he thinks the Racer Basketball team should not be counted out this year, and why they might be better than you'd think.

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Society
4:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Join 'One World Run' for Project AIDS Orphan

Credit Project AIDS Orphan, Facebook

On Saturday, November 23, at 9 am, runners from Paducah will join runners from around the world for the 6th Annual Project AIDS Orphan One World Run. No matter from they hail, everybody running in this 5K and Youth Run, come out for a singular purpose, to assist children in Kenya, home to more than 1 million children orphaned by AIDS. Tracy Ross speaks with Todd Anderson and Paul Bilak of Project AIDS Orphan about the event.

See more on the Project AIDS Orphan website.

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Arts
4:35 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Shrek Run Extended at Playhouse in the Park

Murray Playhouse in the Park's performance of "Shrek The Musical" extends its run due to sold out houses for the last few weeks. On Sounds Good, Tracy learns more from P;layhouse Director Lisa Cope and Jake Hunter, who plays Lord Farquaad in the show. The musical comedy now runs Saturday November 9 at 7 pm and Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm. See ticket information, here.

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Arts
5:44 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Test your 'Mad' Writing Skills at Madisonville Community College

Madisonville Community College faculty member Scott Vander Ploeg joins Tracy to talk about a Flash Fiction Workshop coming up Saturday, November 2, and featuring Kentucky authors Constance Alexander, Normandi Ellis, and Steven R. Cope. 

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Arts
5:38 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

'Unmasking' Market House Theatre's Masquerade Ball

In the past year, Market House Theatre's Education Department produced 28 productions, featuring 87 performances and 696 performances. Friday's third-annual Masquerade Ball goes to benefit these productions.

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Arts
5:27 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Murray State Theatre Presents A Rip-Roaring Farce

"Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play…a rip-roaring farce…[with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations…" —NY Daily News.

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Culture
5:11 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

MSU's History Department Presents ROOTS 4

MSU's Department of History presents its ROOTS 4 Music Concert Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. MSU Senior Lecturer in History, Ted Belue visits Sounds good to talk about the evening featuring the Bankester Family Band, the Giant City Slickers, and Terrapin Pond performing a blend of modern Bluegrass, Gypsy-Jazz, Country-Rock, Western Swing and Folk. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome.

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Education
4:56 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Events and Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Matt records an original radio play with middle-school kids at the library during Fall Break.

Every third Monday of the month Libraries Sound Good on WKMS. Our guest is Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library whose website is available in a gazillion languages. She speaks with Tracy Ross about computer classes, book clubs, and a preview of Eeeek! The Kids of Calloway County Public Library tell an original spooky story for Halloween in the style of an old-time radio play with the help of Matt Markgraf.

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Puppies Sound Good
3:50 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Calloway

Today we met Calloway, this month's featured adoptable puppy at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Calloway is a retriever/husky mix who needs a loving home. She was very sweet and sleepy at WKMS, and a little shy making her radio debut. She's seven weeks old and is one of a litter of six. She'll be a medium to large size dog when she's fully grown. See more information about her on Petfinder.com (where she's listed as a boy!).

See more at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

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