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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11:47 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Next Sounds Good Live Lunch: The Drunken Poets, May 8

The Drunken Poets
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Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch is western Kentucky collective, and 2-time WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists, The Drunken Poets, on Friday, May 8 at Noon. Their songs are original and organic, with true-to-life subject matter and feel. Established through back porch cookouts and late night jams, the members of The Drunken Poets share a vibrant comradery both on and off stage. Delivering an ever-changing live show, the group will pull you in for a ride as smooth as a placid lake while still keeping an edge as rough as mountain life. 

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Arts
5:20 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

[Update] WKMS Broadcasts Live from the 2015 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

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Update: Added information about the WKMS live broadcasts. 

The Kentucky Tourism Bureau lists the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah among the top Spring festivals in the Commonwealth. The annual gathering of regional music, artists and food vendors is Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16 in the LowerTown district. Organizers Michael and Victoria Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this year's special events, the juried artists on display and the line-up of local music.

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Society
11:28 am
Wed April 22, 2015

MSU Professor Researches How Personal and Private Chefs Find Their Identity as Professionals

Dr. Alexandra Hendley
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We continue a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our sixth guest is Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Alexandra Hendley, whose studies about how personal and private chefs see themselves as professionals and may even suggest other research into how students are advised to "follow their passions." Dr. Henley speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Science
1:42 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Ways to Manage Stress (and Get a Good Night's Sleep)

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As the semester winds down at Murray State and across the region and finals week approaches, the topic of stress may be on the minds of many. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology discuss finding various ways of dealing with stress and how to get a good night's sleep.

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Arts
1:14 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Paducah Poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins on New Book and Teaching Poetry

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Paducah-based poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins has been performing his poetry at events around the region for many years (including the 2014 WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition at Maiden Alley Cinema). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about his new book This is Why Kids Wanna Stay Up Late, hears some of his poetry, and his process teaching kids poetry in class workshops.

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Culture
4:40 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

'The Cherry Cola Book Club' Author Visits Calloway County Library

The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
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Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn visits Tracy Ross on Sounds Good with news of a Special Event Sunday featuring author Ashton Lee, author of The Cherry Cola Book Club and gives a preview of summer reading registration and a visit by the history mobile.

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Arts
4:32 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Piecemakers Quilt Show On Exhibit at Mayfield's Ice House Gallery

The Piecemakers Quilt Show on exhibit at Ice House Gallery
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With Quilt Week underway in Paducah bringing in over 30,000 quilters and visitors, Mayfield's Ice House Gallery has special hours and is showing the work of a regional group of quilters called The Piecemakers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Lou Ann Philpot of Murray, whose "Bride's Quilt," created last year, greets gallery visitors.

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Society
5:44 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Murray's Gentry House Hosts Derby Party Fundraiser

Dr. Robert Lyons and Kimberly Mason on Sounds Good
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Murray's Gentry House holds a Derby Party fundraiser on May 2, benefiting its residential service for homeless families with children. Director Kimberly Mason and Board Member Dr. Robert Lyons join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the party, an overview of Gentry House services and dreams for its future.

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Arts
5:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Bawn in the Mash Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight at Dry Ground Brewing Co.

Tommy Oliverio with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good

A Grand Old Time Indeed is western Kentucky's Bawn in the Mash's 5th Studio Release. Bawn founding member Tommy Oliverio joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to preview tonight's celebration of Bawn's 10th Anniversary at Dry Ground Brewing Company, located in the historic Coca-Cola Building in Paducah and the band's legacy in the region.

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Arts
12:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

The "Pam & Mary Beth Art Journal Road Show" Kicks off This Weekend in Paducah

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Nationally-known art journalist Pam Carriker presents a road show with her colleague Mary Beth Shaw this weekend at Ephemera Paducah. She speaks with WKMS’s Kate Lochte on the show and her blog, “Art at the Speed of Life.”

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