Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

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.

Additionally, you'll hear interviews with newsmakers and community leaders, live music from some of our region's best musicians, our community events calendar and more.

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Society
12:51 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

New United Way of Murray-Calloway Co Exec Director Seeks Greater Transparency, Results

Gerald Washington on Sounds Good
Credit Kate Lochte, WKMS

Gerald Washington says fundraising is all about dream development, helping people meet their need for a legacy or footprint they've had in this lifetime and matching it with the needs of the community around them. He's the new Executive Director of United Way of Murray-Calloway County and visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his first couple of months settling into the role and a preview of what's to come with his leadership.

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Arts
4:40 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Murray State's MFA Program Offers Free Community Writing Workshop This Summer

Julia Watts
Credit murraystate.edu

Whether you have been writing a while and have written short stories or a novel, or if you're interested in getting started, with a handful of ideas and a blank notebook, Murray State's Low-Residency MFA Program offers a Free Community Writing Workshop July 11 & 12 called "Give Wings to Your Words." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets its leader, faculty member Julia Watts, author of thirteen novels including Finding H.F., The Kind of Girl I Am, and Kindred Spirits. Watts says the workshop is an opportunity to generate work and spark ideas to develop into stories, poems or plays.

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Arts
2:42 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

David Holt Headlines 18th Annual Pennington Folk Festival, This Weekend

Credit Pennington Folk Festival, Facebook

The Princeton Art Guild volunteer organizers and local financial sponsors offer a two-day music festival on the Butler School lawn between Main and Washington Streets in downtown Princeton starting at 6 p.m. Friday and continuing through Saturday night. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the festival's namesake Eddie Pennington, the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Western Kentucky University, who is recognized among his peers as one of the greatest living thumb style guitarists. In venues throughout the United States and Europe, he has kept alive the sound popularized by Kentucky native Merle Travis in the 1940s.

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Arts
1:02 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Harpeth Rising Brings 'High Energy' to Paducah RIVERfront Concert Kick Off Tonight

Album cover for Harpeth Rising's forthcoming album 'Shifted'
Credit Harpeth Rising, Facebook

The Paducah Parks Services free summer RIVERfront Concert Series kicks off tonight (May 28) with Louisville group Harpeth Rising and local group The Wheelhouse Rousters. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Jordana Greenberg, lead singer and violinist of Harpeth Rising, about their new album, their move to Louisville and their performance tonight on the river in Paducah.

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Arts
3:11 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Hosts "Tasting, Talk & Tunes" Bourbon Tour Fundraiser

Credit Bourbon Tour Kentucky - A Fundraiser for Playhouse in the Park, Facebook Event Page

Playhouse in the Park in Murray hosts a Bourbon Tasting fundraiser at the Murray Country Club on June 12 to raise funds to match a $5,000 anonymous gift to help restock props destroyed by the fire last summer in downtown Murray. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with President of the Playhouse Board of Directors Dan Lavit and devoted volunteer Staci Stone about the bourbon picked out for the event, the hors d'oeuvres and live music.

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Arts
2:42 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The Savage Radley Launch Indiegogo Campaign for First Album

Members of The Savage Radley on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Rural western Kentucky band The Savage Radley were WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists in 2014 and were the first band to play the WKMS Live Lunch series. Based in Murray, they have a blues, folk sound in the Delta-style. Otto Sharp and S. Knox Montgomery join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about their recently launched Indiegogo campaign for their first album, "Houses."

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Education
11:05 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Murray State Graduate Establishes Scholarship for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Ray Chumbler IV passes on a check for the establishment the Ray IV Autism Scholarship Endowment at Murray State to Jennie Rottinghaus in the office of development.
Credit MSU Photo

Tall, dark-haired and slender, Ray Chumbler IV is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Murray State University in Non-Profit Leadership Studies. He's also been a student ambassador for the Office of Student Disability Services, working to increase an awareness about people who are on the autism spectrum, like he is. He shares his experience living with autism, being diagnosed as a teenager and his hopes for the Ray Chumbler IV Autism Scholarship Endowment scholarship with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:52 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Kentucky Arts Council Encourages Artists to Enter National WWI Memorial Contest

The United States World War One Centennial Commission Logo
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A national competition for the design of a new WWI Memorial in Washington DC, offered by the WWI Centennial Commission, is getting underway. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows about how Kentucky artists can submit their plans and other programs offered by the Council this summer.

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Education
3:40 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

All About McCracken County Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program

Credit McCracken County Public Library Logo, mclib.net

McCracken County Public Library gets ready to kick off their summer reading program this June and July, for three age groups: children, teens and adults, with grand prizes including an iPad, Chrome Book, Kindle Fire and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the library's youth services manager Linda Bartley and adult services manager Sara McGowan about the challenges and encouraging literacy.

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Science
3:05 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

"Don't Fry Day" How to Take Precaution Against Skin Cancer

"Don't Fry Day" Promotion
Credit National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, Facebook

Last Friday was what the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention called "Don't Fry Day," raising awareness for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Earlier last week, the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library hosted a presentation by Kentucky Cancer Program Cancer Control Specialist Joan Lang. Lang speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about how to take precaution against and how to identify the signs of skin cancer.

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