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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On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte spoke with Suzanne Clinton, an Americorps/Build Corps Member, Paducah Cooperative Ministry. She's involved with October's Five Tons of Love Drive to collect 10,000 pounds of food for the Emergency Food Pantry at the Ministry, which includes a Trick or Treat for Food program.

See more on the Make a Difference Day Food Drive Facebook page.

The city of Paducah received national attention for its artist relocation program that revitalized the downtown neighborhood LowerTown. Now attention has turned to renewing and preserving homes in a nearby neighborhood, Fountain Avenue. On the front lines of this project are the Midtown Alliance of Neighbors, an organization devoted to organizing volunteers, directing projects, and helping find financial assistance for homes and homeowners.

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Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.

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Joe LaFleur lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, but his Better Birdwatching business brings him to Kentucky on a long weekend. The twenty year collector of bird videos and songs gives programs and birdwalks at both Kenlake State Resort Park (9 to 10:30 a.m) and Pennyrile State Resort Park (1 to 2:30 p.m.) on Sunday. See more about the Kentucky bird walks at his website betterbirdwatching.com. He spoke with Kate Lochte Tuesday on Sounds Good.

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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