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 08, 2013

11:05 AM
Down in Memphis
Artist : Booker T. Jones
Album : The Road From Memphis
Label : ANTI Records
11:09 AM
Anyway The Wind Blows
Artist : J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
Album : The Road To Escondido
Label : Reprise
11:13 AM
All Down The Line
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Exile On Main St.
Label : Umvd Labels
11:16 AM
Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham
Artist : John Randolph Marr
Album : Country Funk 1969-1975
Label : LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
11:35 AM
Lodi (with Shane Fogerty & Tyler Fogerty)
Artist : John Fogerty
Album : Wrote A Song For Everyone
Label : Vanguard Records
11:39 AM
The Red Rooster
Artist : Howlin’ Wolf
Album : The Chess Box
Label : Chess
11:43 AM
One Headlight
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Bringing Down The Horse
Label : Interscope Records
11:48 AM
Gallup, NM
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
11:53 AM
To Live Is To Fly
Artist : Peter Rowan & Tony Rice
Album : Quartet
Label : Rounder / Umgd
11:57 AM
Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
The Leaving Song
Artist : Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Album : Midnight Radio
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:09 PM
Devil’s Train
Artist : Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Album : The Lone Ranger: Wanted
Label : Hollywood Records
12:25 PM
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Artist : The Band
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Capitol
12:28 PM
Victim Or The Crime
Artist : Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman
Album : Live
Label : Arista
12:33 PM
The Lengths
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Rubber Factory
Label : Fat Possum
12:39 PM
Long Way Down
Artist : Alela Diane
Album : Alela Diane and Wild Divine
Label : Rough Trade
12:42 PM
Get Up!
Artist : Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Album : Get Up!
Label : Stax
12:48 PM
I Like The Things About Me
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Label : ANTI Records
12:52 PM
So Beautiful Or So What
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Label : HEAR MUSIC
12:56 PM
Get Along Stray Dog
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder

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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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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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