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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July 11, 2014

11:05 AM
Only Son Of The Ladiesman
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Sub Pop
11:09 AM
Underneath the Leaves
Artist : John Vanderslice
Album : The Life and Death of an American Fourtracker
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Barsuk
11:31 AM
Artist : Kim Churchill
Album : Silence / Win
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Import
11:34 AM
Where I Lead Me
Artist : Amy Lavere
Album : Runaway's Diary
ReleaseYear : 2014
11:38 AM
Like A Summer Thursday
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Our Mother The Mountain
Label : Fat Possum Records
11:43 AM
We’re Both So Sorry
Artist : Mirah
Album : C'mon Miracle
Label : K. Records
11:48 AM
Artist : The Haden Triplets
Album : The Haden Triplets
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Third Man Records
11:52 AM
Reason To Believe
Artist : The Henry Girls
Album : Louder Than Words
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Beste! Unterhaltung (Broken Silence)
11:56 AM
Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Don Covay
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
11:59 AM
Artist : Erik Friedlander
Album : NightHawks
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Skipstone Records
12:05 PM
Reason To Believe
Artist : Ron Sexsmith
Album : Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village In The 60's
Label : Astor Place Records
12:08 PM
Along Came Jones
Artist : The Coasters
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
12:11 PM
Time Is Gone
Artist : Jamestown Revival
Album : Utah
ReleaseYear : 2014
12:23 PM
Night At Lake Unknown
Artist : Conor Oberst
Album : Upside Down Mountain
Label : Nonesuch
12:27 PM
Revolution Begins In the Basement
Artist : Dan Bern
Album : Anthems
Label : Dan Bern
12:31 PM
Revolution 1
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The White Album
Label : EMI
12:35 PM
Artist : Toots and the Maytals
Album : Pressure Drop: The Best of Toots and the Maytals
Label : Universal UK
12:41 PM
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Label : Nonesuch
12:44 PM
Revolution Blues
Artist : Neil Young
Album : On The Beach
Label : Reprise / Wea
12:48 PM
The Revolution Starts Now
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : The Revolution Starts Now
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Artemis Records
12:53 PM
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Artist : Gil Scott Heron
Album : Evolution (And Flashback): The Very Best of Gil Scott Heron
Label : RCA Victor


4:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces'

Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel Small Forces captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on Sounds Good.

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3:34 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

This Saturday 'Sink Your Teeth' Into This Locally-Produced Vampire Film

Madisonville-based filmmaker PJ Woodside of Big Biting Pig Productions joins us on Sounds Good ahead of the premiere of their new film "The Caretakers," this Saturday at the Ballard Convention Center. The film tells the story of an aging caretaker for a powerful vampire hunting down a rogue half-breed vampire while training two apprentices. Kate Lochte speaks with Woodside about the locally-produced film.

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12:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

"The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky

"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."

The Middle Ground is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on Sounds Good, with Murray State connections: Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.

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12:25 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Paris Native Retires After Three Decades in US Navy, His Life & Career

Force Master Chief Russell Mason (left) relieves Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell as the senior enlisted as the senior enlisted advisor to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at a June 6 retirement ceremony for Caldwell at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Credit U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released

Submarine Force Pacific Fleet's Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell, raised in Paris, Tennessee, has retired after a three decades in the U.S. Navy. He joins us during Sounds Good to talk about his career -- lauded with a Legion of Merit Award.

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10:57 am
Tue June 24, 2014

What We're Cookin' for 4th of July Weekend

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with special programming on WKMS! Here's a rundown of what we're airing. (More to be added soon)


Jive House Funky 4th of July - (9 p.m.)

Join hosts John McMillen and Brad Robertson for a funky 4th of July featuring Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Syl Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Otis, Curtis Mayfield and many others! We'll start the fireworks for the whole weekend on Jive House!


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2:18 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

JPF Hosts Sustainability Workshops, Starting with Rain Barrels

Do you have a rain barrel in your backyard?
Credit Jackson Purchase Foundation, Facebook

The Jackson Purchase Foundation is hosting a series of summer conservation workshops, environmentally friendly things one can do in and around their home. Their workshops begin June 26 with a course on how to set up and properly use a rain barrel. Four Rivers Watershed Watch Coordinator Maggie Morgan joins us on Sounds Good with more about the workshops and the mission of JPF.

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1:59 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Paducah Artist Exhibits Mobile Phone Photography at Tribeca Gallery

Paducah photographer C. Todd Birdsong showcases his work at Tribeca Restaurant's gallery through August 3 in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about his work in the medium of mobile phone photography and his take on observing both beautiful moments and the every day through the modern lens.

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2:38 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Hear Johnny Appleseed's Live Session on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed performed live in WKMS Studio B today on Sounds Good. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis tonight. We heard a set of new music, including a few unreleased tracks and talked about the band's origins around the western swing sound.

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10:48 am
Fri June 20, 2014

A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014

ROMP, the bluegrass roots and branches festival returns to Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro next weekend, with headlining acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, and many others. On Sounds Good, Chris Langdon, Promotions Director for the International Bluegrass Museum, previews the festival with Tracy Ross.

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11:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.

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