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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Commentary
1:52 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Freedom of the Press and Congressman Yarmuth

yarmuth.house.gov

A Kentucky Congressman wants to change the Constitution to effectively overturn the Supreme Court on political speech. But is that a good idea? Commentator and researcher Caleb Brown of the Bluegrass Institute says if you care about freedom of the press, everyone’s speech should get equal protection.

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FLW Fishing Report
9:56 am
Thu June 7, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Big Bass Tournament This Weekend

Scott Ellison

Hi, this is Scott Ellison with the weekly FLW Fishing Report. Well, this is the weekend when the Big Bass Tournament comes to town. The Walmart FLW will make a stop at Kentucky Lake, and the best bass fishermen in the land will go at it for the $100,000 first place prize. 

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FLW Fishing Report
11:25 am
Thu May 24, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: From So-So to Fairly Good

Scott Ellison says fishing ranges from so-so to fairly good depending on what you’re trying to catch.

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LowerTown Arts and Music Festival
11:49 am
Fri May 18, 2012

WKMS - LowerTown Live Broadcast Preview

Tracy Ross emcees
Photo by John Paul Henry

Todd Hatton and Tracy Ross preview tonight's live broadcast from LowerTown, featuring the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Tommy and the Oh's, and the Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey. Don't miss it tonight from 7 to 10! 

See the event on Facebook.

See more bands and events at www.lowertownamf.com

FLW Fishing Report
11:03 am
Thu May 17, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Blahs, Bass, and Bedding Bluegills

Colin Moore here, filling in for Scott Ellison with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. Scott is on the road, tending to a tournament in Maryland, but wanted me to say hi for him and wish everybody good fishing.

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Environment
2:17 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Good Fishing Despite Low Lake Levels

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

As there hasn’t been enough rain to settle the dust, the lake is about three feet low and there’s no sign that it’s going to go up anytime soon. Still, the air temperature has moderated, the water level is staying fairly stable and the fishing has gotten a lot better for most species.

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FLW Fishing Report
12:04 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Fairly Good Wind

Dave Washburn says fishing is fairly good when the wind will let you get out on the lake.

Hi, I’m Dave Washburn, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. Depending on what you’re targeting, fishing is fairly good when the wind will let you get out on the lake. Bass, bluegill and shellcracker are the headliners, but you’ve got to cover water and make a lot of casts to do well.

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Music Interview
1:07 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds Play Lovett Live

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds play Murray State's Lovett Live Onstage Concert Series Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. Beyond The Edge host Tracy Ross and Lovett Live host Matt Parker recently spoke with lead singer  Arleigh Kincheloe about growing up in the Catskills Mountains, creating music with nine musicians, and the band's very generous fanbase. 

FLW Fishing Report
4:06 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: High Winds Put a Crimp in Fishing

FLW's Scott Ellison says high winds put a crimp in everybody's fishing but conditions are improving.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. You’ll have to pardon me if there are a lot of gaps in this week’s report, because the high winds that we had beginning Sunday put a crimp in everybody’s fishing. It’s supposed to be relatively calm for the next several days, however, so that should let the fishermen catch up on what they’ve been missing.

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Lovett Live
8:35 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Joe Pug: Carpenter Turned Singer/Songwriter

It's only been four years since singer/songwriter Joe Pug quit his day job to focus on music full time.  However, the Maryland native and Austin resident has already garnered comparisons to musicians like REM, Iron & Wine, John Prine, and Bob Dylan.  

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