Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
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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Society
6:36 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Paducah Race Unity Group Shows "Racial Taboo" This Weekend @ MAC, Meet the Director

Racial Taboo film poster
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The late Connie Donley's family and friends in Paducah continue her passionate interest in race unity with a roll-out of many events in coming weeks, all intended to get black and white people talking about race together. They found a project for a perfect opener. Brian Grimm, director of the film Racial Taboo, visits Paducah, dines with the Race Unity Group tonight, speaks with the Paducah Sun and helps with the first four showings of his creation set for this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema. Kate Lochte speaks with Grimm on Sounds Good.

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Arts
5:27 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

J.D. Wilkes Presents an Old Fashioned Square Dance on Saturday

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Colonel J.D. Wilkes, author, artist, film-maker, rocker, and harmonica-wizard, is presenting an Old Fashioned Square Dance with caller Ray Wyatt and music by the Lakeland Jamboree this Saturday night at the Jamboree's headquarters on 61 Jefferson in Cadiz. "You don't have to know how to dance to have a blast," he says, speaking with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. Doors open at 7, lessons at 7:30, dancing at 8.

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Arts
4:35 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Tickets Selling Fast for JD McPherson at Maiden Alley

JD McPherson
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Maiden Alley Cinema hosts a series of music performances this weekend, welcoming back JD McPherson tomorrow night (Thursday) and on Friday a night music by Jack Grelle, Amy LaVere and The Hooten Hallers. Landee Bryant-Greene of Maiden Alley talks about the bands with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good and the partnership with the local chapter of the NAACP to show the film Racial Taboo, with an appearance by the director.

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Environment
4:09 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Puppies Sound Good! Meet Harry

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Puppies sound good today! We meet Harry, a Great Pyrenees and Australian Shepherd mix. He's a 10 to 12 week-old puppy, white with heterochromatic eyes, and a few brown spots. He was very cuddly and laid-back when he came up to visit and fell asleep during his radio debut. He's available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Executive Director Kathy Hodge stops by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about Harry, the Mutt Strut this Saturday, an Animal Health Technology Day, and how to prevent ticks and fleas.

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Science
5:04 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

How We View Our Lives, Understanding Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem is something important to each of us, on an individual level. The subject of an incredible amount of research over the past 30-40 years, it raises questions about how we feel about ourselves and what role those feelings play in our daily lives. Messaging has successfully found its way into schools, public service announcements and in the culture around us: that self-esteem is important. Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State Department of Psychology resume their bi-weekly conversation on Sounds Good with an exploration on this topic and how we view our lives.

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Arts
4:26 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Steampunk Shakespeare: Murray Theatre Dept. Stages "The Tempest"

Daryl Phillipy on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State's Theatre Department conjures Shakespeare's The Tempest Thursday through Sunday in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre of Doyle Fine Arts. Director Daryl Phillipy talks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the "fantastic spectacle" of a show, complete with magical elements and a steampunk aesthetic.

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Sports
4:48 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Record Enrollment Anticipated at Murray Half Marathon, April 18

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Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare's Half Marathon celebrates its fifth year, April 18. The Endowment's Vice President for Development, Keith Travis, visits Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with details about the marathon, record enrollment, where the proceeds go and a special gift for every runner.

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Society
12:19 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Former WKMS Reporter Jim Burress Talks New Experiences in NPR

Jim Burress (left) and Chad Lampe (right).
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Monday, Murray State kicks off a two-day seminar on business reporting called "Show Me the Money: Topic in Business Journalism."

Jim Buress of Atlanta's NPR Station WABE is the event's chief presenter.

He first got started in public radio here at WKMS, and he earned his Master's Degree at Murray State.

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WKMS Press Releases
9:57 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Sounds Good Outlook: April 6, 7

Here's a look at our featured guests on Sounds Good today and tomorrow:

Monday, April 6

We catch up with former WKMS Newsman Jim Burress who is a guest speaker for the Arthur J. Bauerfeind College of Business at Murray State today, describing his career path which took him to WABE Atlanta and frequent reporting in areas of business and aviation for Marketplace.  

Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare's Half Marathon is April 18th and our guest, the Endowment's Vice President for Development, Keith Travis, visits with the details.

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Arts
3:45 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

The Gibson Brothers Return to Kentucky Opry Next Week

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The Gibson Brothers were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards Show in Raleigh, N.C. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Eric Gibson who was named the Songwriter of the Year that same year, in advance of the Gibson Brothers performing at the Kentucky Opry next week. Draffenville's own Clayton Campbell is also in the band. 

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