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.

International Students at Murray State University, Facebook

There isn't a typical day at Murray State University's Institute for International Studies says Claire Alcott Dunning. She's an International Student Counselor and when she's not doing social media work for the program, she's booking trips around the world, representing the university to prospective students. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Dunning about what it's like traveling the world and her upcoming trip this October.

Traveling to Pakistan


The fit between the client and the therapist is really important, but finding a the right therapist doesn't have a clear answer because there is a lot of information to weigh, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Bordieri about ways to find a therapist you're comfortable talking to and willing to be honest with about what you're experiencing.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Community car seat safety checkup, disc golf, creepy critters, storybook theatre and a community read, Calloway County Public Library is busy this autumn. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross catches up with Sandy Linn about these upcoming events.

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As we head into the autumn months our minds may go to all of the delicious food associated with the holidays. While many focus on heart health, it's also important to give your brain the things you need to be as healthy as possible. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Lisa Raum, registered dietician and Nutrition Affairs Program Manager of the Southeast Dairy Association, about ways to defend yourself over the cold months with healthy tips to "feed your brain." 

Tab Brockman,

The Murray State Racers Football Team is now two games into their season, with two very different scores. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley about the games and the two ahead, including Western Michigan this weekend and the 'Family Weekend' home game against Tennessee Tech next Saturday.

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The Time Jumpers started as a group of performers jamming western swing between sets at the Grand Ole Opry. They took the sound to the Station Inn in Nashville and it came together from there. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Ranger Doug about what he enjoys most when playing live shows and what the audience can expect tomorrow night at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center.

Claire Dunning, International Student Counselor

Murray State University is host to four students involved in the U.S. Department of State's Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. Humaira Ahmad Khan is a veterinary medicine major, here for one semester, and in her eighth semester of study overall. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Humaira about her experience at Murray State, her time working at a radio station back home, and how media and Hollywood contribute to misconceptions of both Pakistan and the United States. 

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For the second year in a row the Penguin Project highlights the artistic abilities of children with special needs through Murray's Playhouse in the Park. This year's performance of Seussical Jr. has been a sell-out for opening weekend, with over 50 children and volunteers participating. President of the Board of Directors Dan Lavit speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good today to tell us more about the program. 

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Have you ever seen a family gourd giraffes? How about a gourd Humpty Dumpty? Or a bejeweled gourd cat face? These are some of the highlights in this year's annual All About Gourds exhibition in Mayfield. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Ric Watson, Executive Director of the Ice House Gallery about the exhibition and the activities at this weekend's Gourd Patch Arts Festival.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State University 'Test Drive a Racer' internship program is in its second year and has been met with "glowing" praise from employers says Dr. Steve Cobb, Dean of the Jones College of Science, Engineering & Technology. He stops by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about how the program helps get students in the door at companies and government institutions where it might otherwise be difficult; they also discuss construction on campus, a career day later this week and opportunities for study abroad.