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

October 02, 2012

11:04 AM
Three Little Birds
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : One Love
Label : Umvd Labels
11:07 AM
Mockingbirds
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Label : Reprise Records
11:12 AM
Pretty Bird
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
11:16 AM
Birdhouse In Your Soul
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : A User's Guide
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:22 AM
Carpetbaggers (with Elvis Costello)
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : Acid Tongue
Label : Warner Bros.
11:25 AM
Living A Lie (with James Mercer)
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Charmer
Label : Superego Records
11:29 AM
You Can’t Hurry Love
Artist : The Supremes
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:32 AM
One Way Out
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : A Decade Of Hits 1969-1979
Label : Polydor/Universal
11:39 AM
Don’t Need No
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Antifogmatic
Label : Nonesuch
11:44 AM
The Tourist (with Punch Brothers)
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugarhill
11:49 AM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : John Sebastian & The J Band
Album : Chasin' Gus' Ghost
Label : Hollywood Records
11:52 AM
Keito
Artist : Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure
Album : Talking Timbuktu
Label : Hannibal
11:57 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles
Label : Blue Note Records
12:05 PM
I Feel Alright
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : I Feel Alright
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:08 PM
Jacob’s Ladder
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal
Label : Legacy
12:12 PM
No Te Vayas
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
12:31 PM
Blackbird
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The Beatles Anthology 3
Label : Capitol
12:34 PM
Bird On A Wire
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : The Essential Leonard Cohen
Label : Sony
12:37 PM
King of Birds
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Document
Label : I.R.S. Records
12:43 PM
Your Control (with Neko Case)
Artist : Crooked Fingers
Album : Forfeit/Fortune
Label : +1 Records
12:47 PM
Desperation Breeds
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : MOM & POP MUSIC
12:52 PM
Close To You
Artist : Kala Dunn And The Todd Hill Quintet
Album : Self Titled
Label : self released

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Environment
2:14 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

New Biking Trails, More Coming to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Credit kentuckystateparks.reserveamerica.com

There was an organizational meeting for the Friends of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in November with the stated purposes of revitalizing existing facilities; expanding visitor options;  and adding to our region's outdoor recreation tourism. Hydrologist John Tillson is among the founders of the new Friends group and speaks with Kate Lochte about the group's inspiration:  the Marshall County High School Mountain BikeTeam, which distinguished itself in competitions shortly after its formation.

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Arts
2:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Essayist Previews First Book at Murray State's MFA Reading Series

Essayist, journalist and translator Riley Hanick is Murray State's Watkins Chair in Creative Writing. Next Wednesday, January 8, he is among featured writers for the MSU/MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series. His work has appeared in The Sonora Review, Seneca Review, No Depression and other publications. Kate Lochte spoke with Hanick for Sounds Good to learn more about his first book.

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Society
12:10 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

City of Murray and MSU Eye Changes to 16th Street to Address Traffic/Pedestrian Problems

Caution signs at crosswalks address a growing issue in Murray:  traffic and pedestrians using 16th Street.  Murray State's Chief Facilities Officer and Director of Facilities Design and Construction Kim Oatman presented a study of the situation to the Board of Regents at its most recent meeting. We learn more about it with Kate Lochte's recent conversation with Mr. Oatman.

Download the PDF of the presentation.

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Arts
11:20 am
Tue December 31, 2013

YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series

Credit cristinagarcianovelist.com

The darkly comic novel King of Cuba is Cristina Garcia's latest work. Garcia  is one of the writers featured at next week's Murray State MFA in Creative Writing January Reading Series. She reads Tuesday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, sixth floor,  Doyle Fine Arts Building. Born in Havana, and raised in New York City, Garcia has written six novels; she's edited two anthologies; she's authored works for young readers; a collection of poetry, and a young adult novel.

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Good Reads
2:15 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift

Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen reviews British author Caroline Graham's first mystery, The Killings At Badger's Drift,  published in 1987 and adapted ten years later as the first episode of the British ITV series The Midsomer Murders.

Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. He is the author of Murder Most Fair:  The Appeal of Mystery Fiction, published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2000. 

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Arts
2:11 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Comes to Murray State for Reading Series

The new year opens next week with the Murray State Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program's first reading series. The readings are open to the public in Clara Eagle Art Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts at Fifteenth and Olive Streets. We meet writer Max Garland who lives and teaches in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Society
2:06 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Pope County Documentarian on The Making of "They Will Endure"

Credit theywillendure.org

A few weeks back we heard about holiday activities raising money for a new documentary produced about Pope County and today we meet its producer. The film is titled "They Will Endure," and it covers how the county was settled in the late eighteenth century to the great flood of 1937.

It was inspired by the research, writings, and archives of the late Pope County historian Mildred McCormick. Producer Richard Kuenneke took on the job of weaving McCormick's work together with interviews of residents and other historians.

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Arts
1:54 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Wastelanders Exhibiting New Work At New Years Eve Reception

Paducah's artist group called "The Wastelanders" offers a New Year's Eve Opening Reception party on Tuesday, December 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate new work by its members and guest artists.  Paducah native David Brown, now art director for the Lexington based company, The Group Travel Leader, spoke with Kate Lochte about what he and others will be showing at the Yeiser January 2 through 11.

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Sports
12:42 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Racer Basketball Update with Neal Bradley

"Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stops by to talk all things Murray State sports with Tracy Ross. In this month's conversation, they talk about the Racers' current winning streak, the impact of the Clemson transfer T.J. Sapp, and tomorrow's (Saturday, December 21st) showdown with Western Kentucky University.

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Arts
11:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Carson Myre Series: Clark Elementary Choir Holiday Presentation

The Clark Choir performs at Paducah Living Center

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. Today, we’ll hear a special holiday presentation by Clark Elementary School’s 4th and 5th Grade Choir, of 55 students. Murray State alum Dale Julian directs and Todd Birdsong was our recording engineer. This performance was recorded on December 16th, 2013.

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