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

July 01, 2013

11:05 AM
That’s All She Wrote
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records
11:07 AM
Lungs
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
11:09 AM
Sounds Better in the Song
Artist : Drive-By Truckers
Album : Decoration Day
Label : New West Records
11:14 AM
Further We Go
Artist : Arnett Hollow
Album : Night After Night
Label : CDBY
11:39 AM
When I Was Young
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : Smoke Ring Halo
Label : Southern Ground
11:43 AM
Working
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Concord Jazz
11:47 AM
Singin’ My Soul
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:50 AM
Poor Places
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Daytrotter Session
Label : Daytrotter
11:54 AM
Rise To Me
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
11:59 AM
Milkman
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
12:04 PM
Side With The Seeds
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky
Label : Nonesuch
12:09 PM
Periodically Triple Or Double
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Popular Songs
Label : Matador Records
12:13 PM
Cry To Me
Artist : Solomon Burke
Album : Very Best of Solomon Burke
Label : Rhino
12:15 PM
I Could’ve Been Your Girl
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
12:33 PM
Face To The Highway
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : ANTI Records
12:37 PM
Invisible
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
12:42 PM
Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Artist : Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Willie & The Wheel
Label : BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS
12:46 PM
Heart Breaker
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits Motel
Label : Self-released
12:50 PM
Let It Roll
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Keys To The Kingdom
Label : SONGS OF THE SOUTH
12:53 PM
Invitation To The Blues
Artist : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Album : Old Yellow Moon
Label : Nonesuch
12:57 PM
Leavin’ Blues
Artist : Leadbelly
Album : Bourgeois Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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Arts
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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Arts
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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Arts
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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Government
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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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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