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

September 14, 2012

11:05 AM
What Do You Do When You’re Lonesome
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : The Good Life
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:08 AM
Bridge To Nowhere
Artist : Sam Roberts
Album : Chemical City
Label : Fontana Universal
11:11 AM
Long As I Can See The Light
Artist : Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album : Chronicle, Vol 1
Label : Fantasy
11:15 AM
Country Of The Future
Artist : Mirah
Album : (A)Spera
Label : K Records
11:45 AM
In A Future Age
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Label : Reprise / Wea
11:47 AM
Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart
Artist : Arthur Russell
Album : Love Is Overtaking Me
Label : Audika Records
11:50 AM
Elephant Gun
Artist : Beirut
Album : Lon Gisland
Label : BA DA BING
11:57 AM
Dark Was The Night
Artist : Kronos Quartet
Album : Dark Was The Night
Label : 4ad Records
12:05 PM
Alabama Pines
Artist : Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Album : Here We Rest
Label : LIGHTNING ROD REC.
12:08 PM
On Your Way
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
12:11 PM
Hang On
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Fate
Label : Park The Van
12:15 PM
Messing With My Life
Artist : Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Album : Smoking In Heaven
Label : Verve Forecast
12:23 PM
Bra
Artist : Cymande
Album : Self Titled
Label : Collectables
12:28 PM
Blow Wind Blow
Artist : New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
Album : Low Blow
Label : MSI:GROVER
12:30 PM
World Upside Down
Artist : Jimmy Cliff
Album : Rebirth
Label : UMe
12:34 PM
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Artist : Madeleine Peyroux
Album : Careless Love
Label : Rounder / Umgd
12:40 PM
Sleep With One Eye Open
Artist : Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Album : Sleep With One Eye Open
Label : Nonesuch
12:43 PM
Hey Old Lady/Bert’s Song
Artist : Hampton Grease Band
Album : Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler
Label :
12:46 PM
It’s Bad You Know
Artist : R.L. Burnside
Album : Come On In
Label : Fat Possum Records
12:51 PM
Cello Song
Artist : The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
Album : Dark Was The Night
Label : 4ad Records
12:55 PM
New Slang
Artist : The Shins
Album : Oh, Inverted World
Label : Sub Pop

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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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