Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by 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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         Santa Ana, California based band, Pope Paul & The Illegals, utilize several facets of Americana rock n' roll, including rockabilly, swing, honky-tonk and blues. The band will be visiting Sounds Good for a live performance on Tuesday, April 3rd. 

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The rain wasn’t enough to keep hundreds of people from showing up to rally for stricter gun laws and safer schools in Marshall County on Saturday. The west Kentucky March For Our Lives event was in solidarity with demonstrations that took place across the country.

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Gun culture runs deep in much of the Ohio Valley, where hunting is a revered tradition and the majority of state lawmakers in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia boast “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association.

Beyond Limits, a volunteer driven charity organization/hiking team, was created by Dr. Jacqui Lowman to prove that with teamwork, love, and persistence, nothing is impossible. This spring, Beyond Limits will be traversing the North-South trail of Land Between the Lakes. MSU professor and team member, Dr. Mike Gowen, visits the studio to talk about their upcoming adventure.

Puppies Sounds Good: Meet Julie

Mar 14, 2018

On this month's "Puppies Sounds Good," we meet Julie, a miniature poodle, and Austin Carter talks with Humane Society of Calloway County's Kathy Hodge about the Humane Society's spring event season, which includes their 8th Annual Doggie Easter Bone Hunt. 

A sudden shift in the Earth's rotation wreaks havoc over the globe as days and nights grow longer, gravity is affected, and the environment is thrown into disarray. Author of Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker, visits Sounds Good to discuss her novel about coming of age against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. 

We've narrowed down 20 submissions to the top 9 semi-finalists. Now it's up to your vote!

The top 4 finalists, decided by your votes, will perform in the finals live at Maiden Alley Cinema on March 29th at 7:00 pm, where the audience will determine the grand-prize winner. 

Listen to the songs below and vote for your favorite song in the comment section or on our Facebook page. 

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      The Paducah Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Stravinsky's "The Firebird!" alongside works from several Romantic composers. Conductor, Raffaele Ponti, speaks with George Eldred about the upcoming concert and its musical context. 

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The National Organization of Women was created in 1966 to provide women with more equality in American society. Just over fifty years later, a local western KY chapter of NOW has been formed with similar, but expanded, goals. Catie Bates Robertson and Debi Danielson visit Sounds Good to discuss the new chapter, its mission, and ways for the community to get involved. 

In Light of the Revolution

      The MSU Department of Religious Studies is hosting a spring event series centered on women and religion. Cinema International has partnered with the department to present a female-directed film based on the women in the Arab Spring. Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Therese St. Paul and Dr. Christine Lindner about the upcoming film. 

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