Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays

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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Playlist

September 05, 2013

11:05 AM
When My Train Pulls In
Artist : Gary Clark Jr.
Album : Blak and Blu
Label : Warner Bros.
11:13 AM
Wolf Teeth
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Label : Rounder
11:16 AM
Straight Edge Of The Blade
Artist : Jenny and Johnny
Album : I'm Having Fun Now
Label : Warner Bros.
11:35 AM
Come Around
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugarhill
11:38 AM
Heart of the Country
Artist : Paul McCartney
Album : Ram
Label : Hear Music
11:41 AM
Trouble Down Here Below
Artist : Lou Rawls
Album : The Very Best Of Lou Rawls
Label : Capitol
11:44 AM
Everybody Needs Love
Artist : Drive-By Truckers
Album : Go Go Boots
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
11:49 AM
Beanbag Chair
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Label : Matador Records
11:52 AM
Sunday Girl
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
11:55 AM
Keep Your Hands Off Her
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits Motel
Label : self released
11:58 AM
Hair Like Spanish Moss
Artist : Calexico
Album : Tool Box
Label : Quarter Stick
12:04 PM
Roscoe
Artist : Midlake
Album : The Trials of Van Occupanther
Label : Bella Union
12:09 PM
Boy With A Coin
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : The Shepherd's Dog
Label : Sub Pop
12:29 PM
Chimes (featuring Howe Gelb)
Artist : KT Tunstall
Album : Invisible Empire / Crescent Moon
Label : Blue Note Records (Universal)
12:32 PM
Stars
Artist : Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Album : The Lion The Beast The Beat
Label : Hollywood Records
12:36 PM
Do You Realize??
Artist : The Flaming Lps
Album : Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Label : Warner Bros.
12:51 PM
Someday Never Comes
Artist : John Fogerty and Dawes
Album : Wrote A Song For Everyone
Label : Vanguard Records
12:56 PM
That’s All She Wrote
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records

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Good Reads
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Culture
12:18 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest

Credit photo by Robert Wyatt

Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on Sounds Good to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:

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Business
5:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Rebuilding West Liberty, 2 Years After Deadly Tornado

Allen Bolling, NOAA

On March 2, 2012, the eastern Kentucky coal town of West Liberty was hit by an EF-3 tornado, which caused extensive damage to its downtown area, destroying homes and businesses, killing six people and injuring 75. Former two-term Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller joins us on Sounds Good to talk about a project to rebuild the town. (Click through to see videos of the tornado)

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Sports
5:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Kids Participate in Triathlon at Noble Park

Rehab Associates in Paducah is organizing their 11th annual Mercy Pediatrics Kids Triathlon July 12, where kids between the ages of 7 and 14 compete in swimming, bicycling and running at Noble Park in Paducah in an effort to encourage youth fitness. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with Amy Peal of Rehab Associates about the event.

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Arts
4:09 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Touring Youth Choir Performs at Murray State Tonight

Credit summitchoralsociety.org

Tonight at 7:30, the Summit Touring Children's Choir from Akron, Ohio will be presenting a free concert in the Performing Arts Hall (Old Fine Arts Building) at Murray State University. The choir is made of students from 2nd-10th grade. Dr. Amy Aucoin, Associate Professor of Music, stops by Sounds Good to preview the concert.

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Arts
4:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces'

Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel Small Forces captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:34 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

This Saturday 'Sink Your Teeth' Into This Locally-Produced Vampire Film

Madisonville-based filmmaker PJ Woodside of Big Biting Pig Productions joins us on Sounds Good ahead of the premiere of their new film "The Caretakers," this Saturday at the Ballard Convention Center. The film tells the story of an aging caretaker for a powerful vampire hunting down a rogue half-breed vampire while training two apprentices. Kate Lochte speaks with Woodside about the locally-produced film.

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Arts
12:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

"The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky

"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."

The Middle Ground is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on Sounds Good, with Murray State connections: Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.

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Government
12:25 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Paris Native Retires After Three Decades in US Navy, His Life & Career

Force Master Chief Russell Mason (left) relieves Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell as the senior enlisted as the senior enlisted advisor to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at a June 6 retirement ceremony for Caldwell at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Credit U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released

Submarine Force Pacific Fleet's Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell, raised in Paris, Tennessee, has retired after a three decades in the U.S. Navy. He joins us during Sounds Good to talk about his career -- lauded with a Legion of Merit Award.

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Arts
10:57 am
Tue June 24, 2014

What We're Cookin' for 4th of July Weekend

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with special programming on WKMS! Here's a rundown of what we're airing. (More to be added soon)

THURSDAY JULY 3 SPECIALS:

Jive House Funky 4th of July - (9 p.m.)

Join hosts John McMillen and Brad Robertson for a funky 4th of July featuring Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Syl Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Otis, Curtis Mayfield and many others! We'll start the fireworks for the whole weekend on Jive House!

FRIDAY JULY 4 SPECIALS: 

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