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
3:57 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Quad State Brings Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti to Murray

Murray State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the MSU Jazz Orchestra welcome guest trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. The concert is part of the 66th annual Quad-State Senior High Band Festival. A highlight of the Wind Ensemble is the premiere of KY composer James Curnow's new work "A Moment in Time" exploring the writings of Matsuo Basho of 17th Century Japan and Henry David Thoreau of 19th Century Massachusetts. Dennis Johnson, Director of Bands at Murray State University, spoke with Tracy on Sounds Good about the upcoming performance.

Culture
4:01 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Wooden Wand Sounds Good This Saturday at Big Apple

Wooden Wand
Credit Leah Hutchison Toth

Wooden Wand (James Toth) performs Saturday evening at 9 at The Big Apple Cafe in Murray and live on WKMS during Beyond The Edge. Tracy Ross recently spoke with Toth about his relationship with touring, how illegal downloads affect working musicians, and his latest album, Blood Oaths Of The New Blues.

Tune in for a live broadcast from Murray’s Big Apple Café for“Sounds Good: Live From the Big Apple” on Saturday, February 16 from 9-10 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Wooden Wand, with Doc Feldman, mixes lyrically rich tunes, Americana, and soulful country. The live broadcast airs during Tracy Ross’ Beyond the Edge.

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Sports
1:18 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Racers Update with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

Neal Bradley

The Murray State Racers had a busy December. "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley and Tracy Ross discuss the final 6 games of the Racers' pre-conference schedule. The Racers play at Southeast Missouri tomorrow afternoon at 5.

Sports
4:42 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Racers Update with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

Today on Sounds Good, Tracy Ross spoke with "The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley about the beginning of the Racer Basketball season.

Arts
2:54 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

MSU Theatre Dept. Presents "Harvey"

Harvey is Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play from 1944 about a man and his giant invisible rabbit. Tracy Ross speaks with Darryl Phillipy, the director of Harvey which plays November 15-18 at Murray State's Robert E. Johnson Theater. See more on the Theatre Department website.

Sports
3:00 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Tracy Talks Racer Sports with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

Credit Murray State University

The "voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stopped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the end of the MSU football season and the beginning of the basketball season.

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Music
11:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans

Marcelo Teson, Wikimedia Commons

Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.

Sports
12:11 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Tracy Talks Racer Sports with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

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Tracy Ross talks Murray State sports with the Voice of the Racers, Neal Bradley. 

Sounds Good

About The Show

The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay (Neko Case, Wilco, Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Justin Townes Earle). You'll also get a bit of World music, Blues, Soul/R&B, Reggae and Jazz.

Good Reads
12:14 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Good Read: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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