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.  

Ways to Connect

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

As spring begins to bloom, the Calloway County Public Library is planning a slate of community events both indoor and out.

CCPL Community Relations Coordinator Sandy Linn talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about what’s coming up, including this year’s Easter egg hunt.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Early next month, the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials will hold its Spring Summit in Murray. Angela Guyton and Dr. Doris Sarr of the KBC-LEO stop by Sounds Good to talk about this year’s event.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center /

Operation Jumpstart is a nine-part program starting next month designed to help would-be entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their idea. 

Hear Tracy Ross talk about the course on Sounds Good with Chris Wooldridge, District Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Murray State along with Gina Winchester, Executive Director of Regional Outreach for MSU and Will McDowell, Vice President of Paducah Economic Development.

Land Between the Lakes

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum is holding a special event at its weekly Sunday Afternoons in the Parlor.

Participants will learn about papercraft in the 19th century and how to make fun and practical items to take home.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

National K9 Veterans Day is March 13, a day of remembrance for the dogs who serve the United States in times of war and everyday military life. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with McCracken County Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow and Madeline Schmidt of the Veterans Student Organization at Murray State University about the day for remembrance.

Celebrate Women Luncheon, via Facebook

Monday is the 28th Annual Celebrate Women Luncheon recognizing efforts and accomplishments of women affiliated with Murray State University. Constance Alexander says she's been involved in the luncheon since she moved to Murray in 1988. This year, through a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, she's sharing writing from women's and LGBTQ groups, and reads some of the poems on Sounds Good

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Today we meet Rue, a 2-year-old rat terrier up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Rue is a calm lapdog that weighs 12 or 14 pounds. She has a typical rat terrier appearance, with a white body and black ears and eyes. She was brought in from the county with her puppies, who are also up for adoption. Rue doesn't bark or talk much, but lives in a foster home with adults, cats and another dog her size and they love to play. 


When treating mental disorders like depression, sometimes simpler treatments can prove more effective.

Hear Dr. Michael Bordieri with the Murray State University Department of Psychology speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the resurging idea.

Regional Entrepreneur Conference / Facebook

Hopkinsville Community College is hosting an entrepreneurial conference on March 9. HCC Workforce Development Liaison Lea Martin and Kentucky Small Business Development Center District Director Chris Wooldridge speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about what to expect.

Photo by Michael Bailey, American Shakespeare Center

The American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia, returns to the Lovett Auditorium stage at Murray State University with performances of Julius Caesar and The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Events are underway with performances March 8 - 10.