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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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A new bill proposing to reform the state's pension systems was unveiled last month in the Kentucky Senate. The bill differs from the one Governor Matt Bevin proposed last year. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with representatives of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association to understand some of the differences, how they affect current and retired teachers, why pension liabilities keep increasing in higher education and how the new bill could affect local economies.

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High school students interested in the creative arts will have no shortage of options to expand their horizons at Murray State University this summer.

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  Dr. Ali Hendley, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Marc Polizzi, Assistant Professor of Political Science, visit Sounds Good to discuss the preparation of the Women's Faculty Caucus's 3rd annual International Women's Day event and its keynote speaker, Mitzi Sinnott. 

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        6-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award winners, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, will perform at the Kentucky Opry in Draffenville, KY next week. Joe Mullins visits Sounds Good to discuss his career in the bluegrass music industry. 

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At first glance, Old Salt Union might seem like a traditional string band. According to bassist and lead singer Jesse Farrar, though, there is much more to the group than that.

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Entrepreneurs from across the region are invited to attend the Regional Entrepreneur Conference March 7 at the Hopkinsville Community College.

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Even though his actually birthday is not until March 2, the Calloway County Public Library will kick off the festivities for Dr. Seuss's birthday Wednesday.

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Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton was recently in Murray, visiting businesses including Iwis and Pella as well as touring the engineering programs at Murray State University. She also stopped by WKMS.

On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Hampton about healing in the Marshall County community after a school shooting there last month, the Bevin administration's response to gun violence, the pension overhaul, STEM education, business growth and infrastructure demands.

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Oystein Baadsvik is an international tuba artist, as well as the first tuba virtuoso to have a career exclusively as a soloist. Baadsvik and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble director, Dennis Johnson, visited Sounds Good to discuss Baadsvik's upcoming performance in Lovett Auditorium. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Each month, Matt Markgraf sits down on Sounds Good with Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies to discuss the latest goings-on at the university. This month: recent campus community accomplishments, lobbying efforts in Frankfort and more.

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