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 17, 2013

11:05 AM
Roadhouse Blues
Artist : Ryan Bingham
Album : Roadhouse Sun
Label : Lost Highway
11:08 AM
No Expectations
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Beggars Banquet
Label : Abkco
11:12 AM
One To Blame
Artist : Sera Cahoone
Album : Deer Creek Canyon
Label : Sub Pop
11:16 AM
Far Celestial Shore
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Label : ANTI Records
11:22 AM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Home Again
Label : Interscope Records
11:26 AM
Brilliant Mistake
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : The Very Best of Elvis Costello
Label : Rhino / Wea
11:29 AM
Medicine
Artist : Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Album : Self Titled
Label : Hollywood Records
11:33 AM
Ten Cent Pistol
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Label : Nonesuch
11:38 AM
Two Silver Trees
Artist : Calexico
Album : Carried To Dust
Label : Quarterstick
11:53 AM
I’m Only Sleeping
Artist : The Beatles
Album : Revolver
Label : EMI
11:56 AM
Song
Artist : John Fahey
Album : Of Rivers And Religion
Label : Collector's Choice
12:04 PM
White Freightliner Blues
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Lights
12:21 PM
Flying Over Water
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Southeastern
Label : Southeastern Records
12:25 PM
As It Comes
Artist : Cheyenne Mize
Album : Among The Grey
Label : Yep Roc Records
12:29 PM
So Blue
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Label : Sub Pop
12:33 PM
The Place I Left Behind
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : The Place I Left Behind
Label : Sugar Hill
12:39 PM
Baby Britain
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : XO
Label : Dreamworks
12:42 PM
Crosses
Artist : Jose Gonzalez
Album : Veneer
Label : Mute U.S.
12:45 PM
Los Twangueros
Artist : Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban
Album : Mambo Sinuendo
Label : Nonesuch
12:49 PM
Hold On, Hold On
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Label : ANTI Records
12:52 PM
Fisherman’s Wife
Artist : Califone
Album : Roomsound
Label : Thrill Jockey
12:56 PM
Vincent O’Brien
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Transfiguration of Vincent
Label : Merge Records

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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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