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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WKMS is proud to welcome Jackson, Tennessee's, Coopertheband, for a performance on Live Lunch, this Friday, February 3, at noon, during Sounds Good.  

The indie folk/rock sextet has had music featured on HBO, ESPN, TruTV and the hit show, "Without A Trace."  You can tune in live on your radio, stream at wkms.org, or watch the video stream through Facebook Live, with thanks to Murray State Digital Media Services.

Check out the band's video for their track "Giants"

Benny Becker | Ohio Valley ReSource

Drinking water from the tap is an exercise in trust that most of us take for granted. But in Martin County, Kentucky, prolonged problems with the water system have many residents worried that their health is at risk. Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource has the story of how a community in coal country lost faith in both their water and their government. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Classes are underway in the Spring Semester at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies about enrollment and budget planning for the next academic year, what MSU is watching in the legislature, the role of arts education in a STEM+H-focused academic environment, building and maintenance projects and the CPE work group on tuition rate guidance and more.

eternalendurance.com

A western Kentucky man is running seven marathons across seven continents in seven days this week in an attempt to set a World Record. Dave Jones of Hanson, Kentucky (near Madisonville) is one of a handful of people participating in the Triple 7 Quest this week. Matt Markgraf spoke with Jones before his flight overseas.

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

A death in a Nevada hospital made national headlines this month because the patient’s infection could not be treated with any of the antibiotics doctors usually rely on. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Part of the solution could come from farms. Starting this month a new rule limits the antibiotics used on livestock. Ohio Valley ReSource agriculture reporter Nicole Erwin and WFPL’s health reporter Lisa Gillespie teamed up to learn more about this effort to stop “superbugs.”

Carrie Neumayer for KyCIR, via Louisville Public Media

A prominent western Kentucky businessman will stand trial this year in a shocking rape case. The defendant has connections in high places and the accuser has none. R.G. Dunlop and Kate Howard with The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting found that the actions of one public official are testing the credibility of the criminal justice system.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The billionaire Wilbur Ross heads for Senate hearings this week as Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce. Ross gained ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets here in the Ohio Valley region. Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on the mixed legacy his businesses left behind.

Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

The Centers for Disease Control recently ranked the counties in the nation with the greatest risk for an HIV outbreak due to needle-injected drugs. The top ten are all in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. Needle exchange programs can limit the risk of infection, but they also challenge some deeply held convictions. Mary Meehan of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports from Powell County, Kentucky, where the opioid crisis has forced a religious community to reconsider some beliefs.

Rebecca Kiger

Can a photograph help a community grow? One photographer is shedding some light on ongoing efforts in a region looking for some new ways to sustain itself. Glynis Board of Ohio Valley ReSource reports.

Austin's Top 10 Album Picks of 2016

Dec 29, 2016
album cover via Bandcamp

Austin Carter, host of Sounds Good, The Off Beat and co-host of The Last Splash, lists his top 10 album picks of 2016.

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