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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Culture
4:53 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

MSU History Professor on 'The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq & Iran'

Dr. Zackery Heern on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University Assistant Professor of History Dr. Zackery Heern says modern Shi'ism started with the "modernity" in general - around the 1700s, roughly the same time as the Enlightenment in Europe, birth of the United States and French Revolution. He's published a book titled The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Heern about his research and gains some context and clarity into the historical differences between Shi'ism and Sunnism.

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Culture
3:17 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

The Remarkable Legacy of Early Western Kentuckian Henry Wildy Harding Sr.

David Reed stops by Sounds Good to talk about his great great grandfather Henry Wildy Harding Sr. and his legacy in the region
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Henry Wildy Harding Sr. was among the first settlers to Calloway County after Kentucky's first governor Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson negotiated the Jackson Purchase with the Chickasaw. Back then, this land was mostly untouched wilderness. Homes, barns and fences had to be built by felling trees. Harding settled on approximately 1,000 acres of what is now the northwestern part of Murray and Calloway County. Between two wives (his first died before moving to western Kentucky), he fathered 18 children, five of whom fought for the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

Later in his life, he oversaw the local school district, donating a portion of his land for one of the school houses and also founded First Baptist Church of Murray. David Reed of Gilbertsville is his great great grandson, semi-retired District Court Judge and co-author of a book The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Wildy Harding Sr. with his cousin. They have a family reunion this weekend and Reed speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Harding Sr.'s remarkable legacy.

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Culture
1:59 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Colonial Kids, Soulful Concert, More This Summer at Calloway County Library

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte bout this week's Colonial Kids Day Programs sponsored by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the upcoming soulful acoustic pop Butch Rice concert, the summer of programming and some of her thoughts on Harper Lee's new novel Go Set A Watchman, the subject of the new WKMS Book Club.

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Arts
1:48 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Time is Running Out to Give to The Savage Radley Indiegogo Campaign

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

Western Kentucky based indie, delta-folk band The Savage Radley is in the final days of their Indiegogo campaign, raising funds for their debut album 'Houses.' Shaina Goodman (Otto Sharp) and Stephen Montgomery stop by Sounds Good to speak with Austin Carter about how the funding will be spent in the recording process and some upcoming concerts.

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Education
12:58 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Council on Postsecondary Education Welcomes Public Input in Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Murray tomorrow, welcoming public comment on the development of its 2016-2020 draft strategic agenda. Council President Dr. Bob King speaks with Kate on Sounds Good to share more about the meeting agenda and the proposed draft. 

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Arts
12:43 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

'A Small Miracle of a Southern Island' Comes to National Quilt Museum in Paducah

Under the Southern Island Flowers by Josephine Nanoy, 2006
Credit Courtesy of Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

Caohagan is a 13 acre island in the south Philippines, 10 degrees above the equator. When quilting was introduced to the island, the inhabitants were able to increase their standard of living significantly. Their colorful quilts became increasingly popular worldwide and several are on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with curator Judy Schwender about the exhibit, "A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan" on display through October 13.

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Culture
5:57 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Friends of the McCracken Co. Library Host A Summer Book Sale

Friends of MCLIB Summer Book Sale Flyer

More than 1,200 boxes of books sorted by subject matter are now on display at Paducah's St. Paul Lutheran Church for the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library Summer Book Sale Friday and Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jennie Boyarski about the sale highlights.

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Arts
5:50 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Murray State Jazz Orchestra Releases Crowdfunded Album

New MSU Jazz Orchestra album "Why We Can Have Nice Things"
Credit Album Cover

Murray State University's first crowd-sourced fundraiser ended with the successful printing of the MSU Jazz Orchestra album "Why We Can Have Nice Things," now available at the University Bookstore, featuring 13 classic tunes, including "Hope Swings Eternal," "Walkin' and Swingin'" and "Why Don't You Do Right." Director Dr. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to preview some songs and his solo performance tomorrow for Carson Center Fridays @ 5. 

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Society
2:18 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

From Scrooge to Santa, Charles Edward Hall Shares the Spirit of Christmas in Radio City

Credit "Santa Claus is for Real" back cover / Amazon.com

Every year, Charles Edward Hall dons an iconic red suit and white beard, preparing for the role he's played for the last 27 years. He is famously known as Santa to the 26 million people who've attended the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and to the readers of the book he recently co-authored, "Santa Claus is for Real." Charles talks with Kate on Sounds Good about his journey as Santa, his new book, and an upcoming performance for the Twilight Theatre's summer fundraiser.

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Arts
12:56 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Outgoing Clemens Fine Arts Director Talks Career, Legacy and Retirement Plans

Credit Gail Robinson Butler / Facebook

After 29 years at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Gail Robinson Butler is retiring tomorrow from her position as Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center. She stops by Sounds Good today to reminisce with Kate on her impactful career and many enjoyable experiences. 

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