Media Release: WKMS Sounds Good Singer-Songwriter Invitational

Mar 28, 2013

Murray, KY.  WKMS presents our “First Ever Sounds Good Singer-Songwriter Invitational” and the winning songwriter has his/her original song aired on WKMS and receives a pair of tickets to hear Bob Dylan and His Band in concert in Murray on April 27.

In true Dylan fashion we want to hear your original acoustic song. You can submit an original recording by mail or email, or schedule a recording session in WKMS studios. The recordings must be solo acoustic. Simply email your entry to or mail in a CD to WKMS, 2018 University Station, Murray, KY 42071. We must receive entries by midnight on April 12.

To schedule a recording session in WKMS studios call 1-800-599-4743 and note the “First EverSounds Good Singer-Songwriter Invitational, or email and put “Singer-Songwriter Recording Session” in the subject line. WKMS is on the 8th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts building on the campus of Murray State University with station offices open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On April 15 a committee of WKMS Staff will narrow the entries to finalists. Then our audience will decide who has the best song by voting online at and on the WKMS Facebook Page.

Thursday April 18, Tracy Ross will play the finalists songs on the air during the 11 o’clock hour of the locally produced, mid-day music/conversation program Sounds Good and announce the winner.


Original songs only

No bands please

Acoustic recording

One entry per person

Bob Dylan has dominated popular music and culture for more than five decades as a singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, poet, and writer.  WKMS features the music of Bob Dylan across its locally produced music schedule including programs like Sounds Good weekdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Music From the Front Porch Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Juke Joint Shuffle Saturdays 1p.m. to 3 p.m., and Beyond the Edge Saturday nights 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

You can find information about the WKMS Sounds Good Singer-Songwriter Invitational on our website WKMS broadcasts to over 20,000 listeners weekly in western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois and northwestern Tennessee. The station's public media services include 91.3 WKMS-FM, Murray; WKMS HD-1 and All-Music HD-2; 90.9 WKMD and WKMD HD-1 and HD-2, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, Tenn., and All-Music 92.5 Paducah and 105.1 Madisonville. The station also offers both channels WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at, where regular weekly schedules of programs are available. Listeners with questions can call 1-800-599-4737 during regular business hours.

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or