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.

Maiden Alley Cinema is holding a Kickstarter campaign for a state-of-the-art sound equipment set up for their Music @ MAC series. Executive Director Landee Bryant Greene joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the crowd funding project, the showing of the art film "Mary" and the next performance, coming up Friday. 

McCracken County Public Library

John T. Scopes was born and raised in Paducah and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. A school teacher, Scopes garnered national recognition as the defendant in the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, for teaching evolution and popularizing the conversation regarding Darwin's theory of evolution. WKMS News Producer and local Morning Edition host Todd Hatton joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about his "Evenings Upstairs" presentation about Scopes this Thursday at McCracken County Public Library.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Downtown Paris Association hosts the 4th annual Downtown Paris Week this week, with dining events, an art walk, carriage rides, historical tours, music on the square and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the Association's Executive Director Kathy Ray about the event.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Town and Gown Community Band Concert director Maestro Todd Hill joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the program on the Murray State University quad lawn Tuesday (June 9) at 7 (inside Lovett if raining). Dr. Hill says the band of over 100 performers ranges across ages and local communities. The show is emceed by Pete Lancaster and features a special appearance by MSU President Bob Davies.

The Land Between the Lakes hosts the White Lightning Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Sunday (June 7) and on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about the Canal Loop Course from Justin Harrison of the race sponsor Endurance Plus.

Kate Lochte, WKMS

Murray's Playhouse in the Park brings Little Women The Musical to the stage, opening tomorrow. Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved book, the humorous and heart wrenching classic novel follows the story of Jo March and her sisters experiencing growing up in Civil War America. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview with Music Director Brad Brauser and Kala Little who plays Jo.

Icehouse Gallery, Facebook

Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery hosts a range of art classes this summer, including popular workshops like Collage, Oil Painting and Still-Life. Also on display through June is a variety of works in several mediums by the Art Guild of Paducah. The gallery's executive director Ric Watson speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these events, the garden tour and prints for sale.

Book Cover,

The Trail of Tears cuts through our region, the forced relocation of Native Americans following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The events leading up to this moment are a complex story of Washington insiders, real estate moguls, a Cherokee chieftain, decapitations and mass protests circling around America's 7th president Andrew Jackson told in the new book Jacksonland by NPR News' Steve Inskeep. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Inskeep about how some of the events involve western Kentucky and the prices paid for this land.

How to Find Information in Your Feelings

Jun 2, 2015
Andrzej Wilusz, 123rf stock photo

"In our culture, living good and being okay means that you're feeling good first," says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology. However, he says, we shouldn't be concerned about "feeling the right things," but rather should be aware of our feelings, recognize them as feelings and treat them for what they are. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Bordieri on Sounds Good about how to consider one's feelings as informational.

Kate Lochte, WKMS

Gerald Washington says fundraising is all about dream development, helping people meet their need for a legacy or footprint they've had in this lifetime and matching it with the needs of the community around them. He's the new Executive Director of United Way of Murray-Calloway County and visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his first couple of months settling into the role and a preview of what's to come with his leadership.