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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Murray State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts kicks-off Homecoming Activities with its annual Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction on Thursday, October 11.  Kate Lochte learns more about it with the College's Development Director, Tina Bernot.  All proceeds benefit scholarships.

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Take Back the Night is an event held by organizations dedicated to helping women achieve safety and empowerment. However, this night is not for women only. Organizers encourage men, women, and children of all ages to attend. Violence is a dark part of society that affects us all. Take Back the Night seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence.

Nesbit Talks Printmaking on "Sounds Good"

Sep 27, 2012

Prints have been the subject of the most recent exhibition at Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University. The show’s titled “Global Matrix III: An International Print Exhibition” with artists from the U. S., Finland and Canada. Colin Nesbit is the Director of Murray State University Galleries, and he’s also an artist himself. Nesbit holds an MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Bringham Young University.

The Yeiser Art Center gallery has been a visual arts gallery staple in Paducah since the 1950's. YAC has made a name for itself by offering donation-based admission, and with popular annual exhibits like Paducah Photo, Fantastic Fibers, Teen Spirit, and the Yeiser Members Show. The YAC’s goal is to provide access to professional and amateur visual art, and art education programs for people of all ages. With the addition of a new executive director, YAC is renewing its focus on reaching the community.

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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year.  He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good.  He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.  

Jewelry & Metalsmithing at Paducah School of Art

Sep 18, 2012

Paul Aho, Dean of the Paducah School of Art, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, outlines a new program in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and new studio space for the program, along with new studio space for ceramics, in Madison Hall in Paducah's Lowertown. Kate Lochte spoke with Aho via phone on Sounds Good.

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For some, singing is a passion. For some it’s a career. For others, it’s something to do in shower, or in the car with the radio full blast. Now Murray has a group devoted to the vocal pursuit. The Murray Choral Society is a new organization dedicated to the study and performance of choral music. 

WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Bake Off (Recipes Included)

Sep 16, 2012

The WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Contest Bake-Off was Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the food preparation laboratories of Murray State's Nutrition, Dietetics and Foot Management Program. Five finalists baked. Judges Kathy Timmons, Anne Newberry and Cadelia Turpin selected winners as follows: 1st: Patricia Carrico's French Cream Wafers; 2nd: Barbara Cox's Double Chocolate Dream Cookies; and 3rd: Jessica Evans' Macadamia Cookies with Lemon and White Chocolate. The top three cookie bakers received Gift Certificates from Elements of Murray. All finalists received autographed copies of Lynne Rosetto Kasper's book A Summertime Grilling Guide from the Splendid Table. WKMS received 23 recipe entries in its first cookie contest.

Ivan Potter is a futurist and publisher of the West Kentucky Journal.  Mr. Potter has advised Kentucky governors and American presidents on rural development and intergovernmental relations.  Todd Hatton speaks with Mr. Potter about a recent article of his published in the Journal that looks at the effects of the recent drought on our region in terms of hard numbers.

Clinton, Kentucky native Jessica Byassee joined Kate Lochte in the WKMS studio on Sounds Good to share her experience as an environment extension volunteer for two-years in Tanzania. Jess was a student worker at WKMS while completing her degree from Murray State.

Please note: the beginning of this interview was clipped, so we asked Jessica to send us the beginning portion: 

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