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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William Gross Magee, graphic communications lecturer at Murray State, is publishing a collection of 3D photographs depicting Mammoth Cave. Hear Magee and Tracy Ross discuss the book and the photographer that inspired it on Sounds Good.

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Next week, a group of Murray State faculty members will host a panel discussion on the American Catholic writer and mystic Thomas Merton. Hear William Mulligan, Cynthia Gayman and Matthew Robertson give a preview of the program on Sounds Good.

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Tomorrow, April 22, the Tennessee Valley Authority is holding an Earth Day clean-up at the Sledd Creek Recreation Area in Marshall County. Nick Morris with the TVA speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the event.

[Audio] The Psychology of Persuasion

Apr 19, 2016
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Persuasion is a powerful entity in our lives, and we often use or are exposed to it on a daily basis. Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about common persuasive tactics.

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The Murray State Jazz Orchestra presents its “Swing into Spring” concert tonight. Director Todd Hill join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the band and the upcoming performance.

This week, Playhouse in the Park presents Avenue Q the Musical. Music director Brad Brauser joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the performance.

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Murray State University TSM hosts Patterns of Distinction Security Matters conference April 28. On Sounds Good, Michael Ramage and Annie Dail speak with Tracy Ross about the goal of the conference and how businesses can become aware of providing levels of security against threats. 

[Audio, Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Hardy

Apr 13, 2016
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Meet Hardy, a puppy up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Kathy Hodge with the humane society speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Hardy and upcoming events.

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This week, the Murray State University Department of Theatre will put on a showing of the classic "Frankenstein." Director Daryl Phillipy speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about how he’s adapted the classic work.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Tuesday night, Murray State University will hold its 22nd annual Provost Concert at Lovett Auditorium. Master Gunnery Sgt. Susan Rider of the United States Marine Band and MSU Director of Bands and Orchestras Dennis Johnson speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the performance.