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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Courtesy of Murray State's Theatre Dept.

Murray State’s Theatre Department will run a production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” opening February 18 in the Robert E. Johnson Theater. Director Lissa Graham-Schneider about the play.

Shawnee National Forest / fs.udsa.gov

A new quarter featuring the Shawnee National Forest launches this week. SNF Public Affairs Specialist Sue Hirsch speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about how the coin and forest came to be.

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Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke and Dr. Cindy Clemson, both members of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Murray State University, talk with Tracy Ross on the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975.

Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center, courtesy of Carrie Jerrell, Murray State University

Louisville Poet Adam Day reads from his poetry tonight in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery on Murray State's Campus. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good ahead of his visit about his inspiration, acclaim and thoughts on the succinctness of poetry.

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Over a billion colds are estimated in the United States each year. Increasing research suggests that there's a psychological link between stress and the nagging illness, says Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about this potential relationship.

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The Murray State Racers Men's Basketball Team has played several games since the last time Tracy Ross checked in with "voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley. They won one game by 15 points and lost the other three by very close margins. On Sounds Good, Bradley recaps recent games and looks head at some games that they should win statistically, however, with the loss of Brion Sanchious due to a torn ACL, they'll have to do some strategic positioning.

Michael Terra, Empty Bowls Project of Paducah

The Empty Bowls Project returns to Paducah for the sixth year. The event helps sponsor 70,000 meals that the community kitchen serves every year, with approximately 1,700 bowls. On Sounds Good, Paducah artisan Michael Terra discusses the Throw-A-Thon, Monday and how he got involved in bringing the project to Paducah.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Calloway County Public Library is kicking off the new year with a series of community reads, a collaboration with the Murray State University Department of History and a visiting children's author. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Mignon Pittman and Sandy Linn about these events and more.

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Psychology professor John Norcross found that went studying New Years resolutions, about 70% continue their resolutions beyond two weeks. The good news is that there's still time for those who have lapsed in their resolutions to get back on the wagon, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Bordieri on ways to accomplish goals and make behavioral changes that stick.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Anyone who sang "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve sang the words of Robert Burns. Suppers celebrating the Scottish poet have been a global tradition since his death in 1796, and the Western Kentucky Highland Society continues the tradition in Murray on January 23. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with proud Scotsman Robert Valentine about Burns, 'neeps and tatties' and a poem about haggis.

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