Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Arts
2:34 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Murray State's ROOTS 5 Features Bluegrass, Western Swing Headliners

(left) Mark Newton & Steve Thomas, Facebook photo (right) Chris Scruggs, Facebook photo

Murray State University's ROOTS 5 Music Concert comes to the Lovett Auditorium stage on October 7, featuring Grammy-nominated Mark Newton and Steve Thomas headlining with a bluegrass set, along with Jason McKendree on banjo. Also, Nashville-based Chris Scruggs and the Stone Fox 5 with vintage country and western swing, featuring Kenny Vaughan (named best guitarist in the Nashville Scene Music Awards). Ted Belue stops by Sounds Good with a preview. 

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Science
12:53 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Happy 1st Anniversary to The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky

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Children with complex medical conditions can play and learn with other kids in the safe and nurturing environment of The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky. it's the region's first medically-based childcare facility and it opened its doors exactly one year ago. There's an anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. today (September 30) at the 801 North 29th Street, Paducah location. Kate Lochte speaks with Director of Nursing Jessie Meiser on Sounds Good.

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Arts
12:44 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

City-Wide Party in Benton for New Children's Arts Center

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Celebrating the completion of the new Marshall County Children's Arts Center, the Marshall Co. Arts Commission and the City of Benton are throwing a ticketed party. Anne Riley of the Arts Commission speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event on October 16 and updates on the current status of the new building, as well as some of the events that have already gotten underway there.

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Arts
7:36 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Paducah Native Merges Medical and Music Careers with Cigar Box Guitars

We will be giving away this guitar during our American Routes Party on Sunday, September 28 from 2 - 4 p.m. as part of our pledge drive.
Cigar Box Guitar by Dr. Kirk Withrow

University of Louisville School of Medicine trained, Dr. Kirk Withrow, son of Dr. Pat Withrow of Paducah, is distinguishing himself as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. In addition, he's a father, an artist and a musician, to name just a few of his avocations. He's contributing one of his hand-made cigar-box guitars for the WKMS fundraising campaign. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this 'Renaissance Man' with western Kentucky roots.

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Arts
6:28 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

JD Wilkes 'Shakes' Maiden Alley Oktoberfest

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On October 18, WKMS is broadcasting live from Paducah's Oktoberfest, including a performance of by the Legendary Shack Shakers. Frontman JD Wilkes has spoken with Todd Hatton about his recent book, Barn Dances and Jamborees across Kentucky. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about the band's "New Testament Tour," how he divides his creative time between two bands (he also fronts The Dirt Daubers) and his thoughts on uncovering an historic mural in downtown Paducah.

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Arts
1:59 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents Penguin Project Production, "Annie Jr."

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Oh Gee! Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents its Penguin Project's Production of Annie, JrFour months in the works, The Penguin Project was created by pediatrician Dr. Andy Morgan to give students with disabilities an opportunity to be stars on stage, by pairing them with peer mentors. On Sounds Good, Asia Burnett talks with Murray's Playhouse in the Park Director Lisa Cope about the artists and mentors that make this show, opening Friday.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Hopkinsville Transforms for 'The Big Read' Event Series

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"Grab your glad rags and get your wiggle on" The Pennyroyal Arts Council hosts "The Big Read," a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest. Hopkinsville was one of 77 counties across the country to receive the grant, celebrating literacy in events spanning six weeks. Kate Lochte speaks with Council director Margaret Prim about The Maltese Falcon, private eye lectures, film noir, arts classes, music, classroom projects, and more, on Sounds Good.

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Science
4:42 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Understanding Depression: What Does It Look Like?

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Tragic human losses stemming from depression inspire us to learn more about the illness with Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about what depression looks like and when to seek treatment.

Listen to the first part of our series: Understanding Depression, Myths, Causes, Treatments

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Culture
4:02 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Understanding the Black Patch Tobacco War of West Kentucky and Tennessee

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As the 20th Century dawned, big business came to the dark tobacco growing region of Kentucky and Tennessee, eliminating competition, manipulating prices and undermining local control. A struggled called The Black Patch War began and lasted nearly until the outbreak of World War I. Commemorations start Friday when the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County offer the 3rd Annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage including a raid re-enactment, a tobacco bus tour, a re-enactment of a Trial of the Nightriders and more. Kate Lochte asked Murray State Professor of History Dr. Bill Mulligan to give an overview of the conflict that embroiled this region, starting in 1904. 

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Education
3:11 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

WKCTC Introduces A'la Carte Evening Culinary Class

Patrick Fletcher, Program Coordinator Culinary Arts
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Chicken andouille, schnitzel, tiramisu and more are on the subject list for students attending a culinary class starting next week at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Chef Patrick Fletcher about the five-week course on Sounds Good.

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