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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Playlist

February 26, 2013

11:05 AM
Waterfall
Artist : Dwight Yoakam
Album : 3 Pears
Label : Warner Bros
11:08 AM
Ramblin’ Jack
Artist : Kris Kristopherson
Album : Feeling Mortal
Label : KK Records, LLC
11:12 AM
Silent Partner
Artist : Big Sandy Y Los Straitjackets
Album : The Man Of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney
Label : Yep Roc Records
11:27 AM
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Been All Around This World
Label : Acoustic Disc
11:34 AM
Mali Cuba
Artist : AfroCubism
Album : Self Titled
Label : Nonesuch
11:42 AM
June Hymn
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
11:46 AM
Mercy
Artist : Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Album : Howl Sessions
Label : Cobraside/Abstract Dragon
11:51 AM
Waiting In Vain
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : One Love
Label : Umvd Labels
11:55 AM
The Vanishing Mind
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
11:59 AM
Sunspots
Artist : Bob Mould
Album : Workbook
Label : Virgin Records Us
12:04 PM
Sir Duke
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : The Definitive Collection
Label : Motown Universal
12:08 PM
Shake Some Action
Artist : Cracker
Album : Garage D'Or
Label : Virgin Records Us
12:28 PM
Flyrock Blues
Artist : Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
Album : Dear Companion
Label : Sub Pop
12:31 PM
The Sparrow and The Medicine
Artist : The Tallest Man On Earth
Album : Shallow Grave
Label : DEAD OCEANS
12:34 PM
As You Do
Artist : Castanets
Album : Cathedral
Label : Asthmatic Kitty
12:39 PM
Mansion On The Hill (live)
Artist : The National
Album : The Virginia EP
Label : Beggars Banquet
12:44 PM
I Got You Babe
Artist : Mark Kozelek
Album : Like Rats
Label : Caldo Verde
12:47 PM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : The Diva Series: Nina Simone
Label : Verve
12:52 PM
I’m Only Lonely
Artist : Gentleman Jesse
Album : Leaving Atlanta
Label : Douchemaster
12:56 PM
I Won’t Back Down
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : American III: Solitary Man
Label : American Recordings

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Arts
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)

THURSDAY JULY 3 SPECIALS:

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!

FRIDAY JULY 4 SPECIALS: 

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Environment
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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Arts
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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Arts
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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Arts
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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Education
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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Arts
3:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

This Friday: Johnny Appleseed LIVE on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed will be live in WKMS Studio A for music and conversation in the Noon hour of Sounds Good on Friday, June 20. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis that evening. We'll hear a set of new music, talk about some classic favorites, and learn about how the band originated around the western swing sound.

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

Listen to the conversation:

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Culture
12:46 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc

Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.

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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight

The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably on A Prairie Home Companion, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You."  Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.

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