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

January 10, 2013

11:05 AM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Willie & The Wheel
Label : BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS
11:07 AM
Tennessee Waltz
Artist : Sam Cooke
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2006
Label : Oxford American
11:11 AM
Get In Get Out
Artist : Randall Bramblett
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2000
Label : Oxford American
11:24 AM
Superstition
Artist : Estelle
Album : War Child Heroes
Label : Astralwerks
11:27 AM
Making Time
Artist : Creation
Album : Rushmore OST
Label : Fontana London
11:30 AM
San Tropez
Artist : Pink Floyd
Album : Meddle
Label : Capitol Records
11:34 AM
Wishlist
Artist : Pearl Jam
Album : Yield
Label : Sony
11:38 AM
It Ain’t No Fun To Me
Artist : Al Green
Album : Let's Stay Together
Label : Fat Possum
11:43 AM
Bells Of Harlem
Artist : Dave Rawlings Machine
Album : A Friend Of A Friend
Label : Acony Records
11:47 AM
Tennessee
Artist : Silver Jews
Album : Bright Flight
Label : Drag City
11:51 AM
Baby Took A Limo To Memphis
Artist : Rosie Flores
Album : This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark
Label : Icehouse Music
11:56 AM
Delia’s Gone
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : American Recordings
Label : American Recordings
11:58 AM
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Black Orchid
Label : Fantasy
12:04 PM
Strange Brew
Artist : Cream
Album : Disraeli Gears
Label : Polydor / Umgd
12:07 PM
It’s A Shame
Artist : The Spinners
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
12:10 PM
Let’s Get Out Of This Country
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : Let's Get Out Of This Country
Label : Merge Records
12:14 PM
Two Birds
Artist : Regina Spektor
Album : Far
Label : Warner Bros.
12:40 PM
Wonderwall
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Love Is Hell
Label : Lost Highway
12:44 PM
Morning Blues
Artist : Smoke Fairies
Album : Through Low Light And Trees
Label : Year Seven Records
12:47 PM
Just Be Simple
Artist : Songs: Ohia
Album : The Magnolia Electric Co.
Label : Secretly Canadian
12:52 PM
Barton Hollow
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Label : Sensibility Music
12:55 PM
White Chalk
Artist : PJ Harvey
Album : White Chalk
Label : Island

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Sports
2:56 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley dropped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Murray State University football team's recent losing streak and looks ahead to an important stretch of games for the Racer basketball team. 

See more about MSU sports.

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Culture
10:41 am
Fri November 22, 2013

50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through a plaza of onlookers in Dallas, Texas. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on his parents' memories of the day.

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Culture
4:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Visiting Belgian Artist Performs Chansons for MSU's International Education Week

Today on Sounds Good, we met Belgian vocal artist and songwriter Michel Stennier, who performs original music and the music of legendary singer/poet Jacques Brel tomorrow evening (November 21) for International Education Week at Murray State. Michel talks about his beginnings as a musician and why Brel's music is important today. He's joined in the studio by Theresa Saint Paul, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Art at Murray State. Stennier also plays some of the music ahead of his performance. 

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Arts
3:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures and the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for Alice, meeting some of the cast members and speaking with Playhouse director Lisa Cope about how kids have become involved in these productions both on and off stage.

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Education
4:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

'Take Your Place in the World' at MSU's International Education Week

All this week, Murray State celebrates its global education mission with special guests, discussions, and performances. Institute for International Studies' Associate Director for Education Abroad Melanie McCallon joins us to explore activities you might enjoy. This weekend, activities include workshops on immigration, Chinese culture, and dragons; Brazilian music and Samba dance, food from around the world, and more!

See more on Murray State's website.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Meet NPR's Arun Rath, Anchor of Weekend All Things Considered

NPR's new "ish" host of Weekend All Things Considered, Arun Rath, was on a team that won a Peabody Award for the program On the Media. As an anchor of the first major NPR show produced on the west coast, Rath's own roving journalistic interests are well suited for the show's exploratory direction. On a day of talking with NPR station personnel, Rath's schedule included a few minutes for Kate Lochte.

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Culture
2:20 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Christmas Story Time and More at Calloway Co. Library

Tracy Ross speaks with Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn about Christmas story time, the formation of a new Friends group, and spring story time registration in this month's conversation on the goings on at CCPL. See more on their website.

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

Credit kentuckymonthly.com

Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

Arts
4:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown

During Sounds Good we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.

See BiLan Liao's work on her website.

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Arts
4:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview

Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit joined us during Sounds Good today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November 22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.

See more about the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

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