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

January 17, 2013

11:04 AM
The Bronx (feat. Lou Reed)
Artist : Booker T. Jones
Album : The Road From Memphis
Label : ANTI Records
11:09 AM
Cinders
Artist : Holopaw
Album : Holopaw
Label : Sub Pop
11:13 AM
Perpetual Blues Machine
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : Just Like You
Label : Sony
11:16 AM
Black and Silver
Artist : Elephant Revival
Album : Break In The Clouds
Label : Ruff Shod
11:39 AM
You Love Me
Artist : DeVotchKa
Album : How It Ends
Label : Cicero Recordings
11:43 AM
A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Artist : Dwight Yoakam
Album : Very Best of Dwight Yoakam
Label : Rhino
11:47 AM
Over Again
Artist : Eilen Jewell
Album : Queen Of The Minor Key
Label : Signature Records
11:51 AM
I Know It’s Over
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley
Label : Sony
11:58 AM
Shoulda Had Been Me
Artist : David Murray and Bob Weir
Album : Dark Star (The Music Of The Grateful Dead)
Label : Astor Place Records
12:04 PM
Seven-Mile Island
Artist : Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Album : Self Titled
Label : Lightning Rod Records
12:09 PM
The Breeze
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Fate
Label : Park The Van
12:13 PM
Cello Song
Artist : The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
Album : Dark Was The Night
Label : 4ad Records
12:16 PM
The Engine Driver
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : Picaresque
Label : Kill Rock Stars
12:33 PM
Sporting Life Blues
Artist : J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
Album : The Road To Escondido
Label : Reprise
12:37 PM
Strawberry Letter 23
Artist : Shuggy Otis
Album : Inspiration Information
Label : LKBP
12:43 PM
Curs In The Weeds
Artist : Horse Feathers
Album : House With No Home
Label : Kill Rock Stars
12:47 PM
Unchained
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Unchained
Label : American Recordings
12:49 PM
Easy To Love
Artist : Edith Frost
Album : Wonder Wonder
Label : Drag City
12:53 PM
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Artist : Eartha Kitt
Album : Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler
Label : Oxford American
12:56 PM
Please Send Me Someone To Love (with Dr. John)
Artist : Odetta
Album : Blues Everywhere I Go
Label : M.C. Records

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Arts
11:20 am
Tue December 31, 2013

YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series

Credit cristinagarcianovelist.com

The darkly comic novel King of Cuba is Cristina Garcia's latest work. Garcia  is one of the writers featured at next week's Murray State MFA in Creative Writing January Reading Series. She reads Tuesday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, sixth floor,  Doyle Fine Arts Building. Born in Havana, and raised in New York City, Garcia has written six novels; she's edited two anthologies; she's authored works for young readers; a collection of poetry, and a young adult novel.

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Good Reads
2:15 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift

Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen reviews British author Caroline Graham's first mystery, The Killings At Badger's Drift,  published in 1987 and adapted ten years later as the first episode of the British ITV series The Midsomer Murders.

Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. He is the author of Murder Most Fair:  The Appeal of Mystery Fiction, published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2000. 

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Arts
2:11 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Comes to Murray State for Reading Series

The new year opens next week with the Murray State Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program's first reading series. The readings are open to the public in Clara Eagle Art Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts at Fifteenth and Olive Streets. We meet writer Max Garland who lives and teaches in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Society
2:06 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Pope County Documentarian on The Making of "They Will Endure"

Credit theywillendure.org

A few weeks back we heard about holiday activities raising money for a new documentary produced about Pope County and today we meet its producer. The film is titled "They Will Endure," and it covers how the county was settled in the late eighteenth century to the great flood of 1937.

It was inspired by the research, writings, and archives of the late Pope County historian Mildred McCormick. Producer Richard Kuenneke took on the job of weaving McCormick's work together with interviews of residents and other historians.

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Arts
1:54 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Wastelanders Exhibiting New Work At New Years Eve Reception

Paducah's artist group called "The Wastelanders" offers a New Year's Eve Opening Reception party on Tuesday, December 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate new work by its members and guest artists.  Paducah native David Brown, now art director for the Lexington based company, The Group Travel Leader, spoke with Kate Lochte about what he and others will be showing at the Yeiser January 2 through 11.

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Sports
12:42 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Racer Basketball Update with Neal Bradley

"Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stops by to talk all things Murray State sports with Tracy Ross. In this month's conversation, they talk about the Racers' current winning streak, the impact of the Clemson transfer T.J. Sapp, and tomorrow's (Saturday, December 21st) showdown with Western Kentucky University.

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Arts
11:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Carson Myre Series: Clark Elementary Choir Holiday Presentation

The Clark Choir performs at Paducah Living Center

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. Today, we’ll hear a special holiday presentation by Clark Elementary School’s 4th and 5th Grade Choir, of 55 students. Murray State alum Dale Julian directs and Todd Birdsong was our recording engineer. This performance was recorded on December 16th, 2013.

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Arts
2:21 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Holiday Poems from Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Director Ann Neelon

Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Ann Neelon visits Kate Locte on Sounds Good to read a selection of favorite poems for the holiday season. They also talk about the upcoming MFA residency, visiting writers, and the latest issue of the New Madrid literary journal.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Sugar

Sugar is a 10-month-old Poodle/Jack Russell Terrier mix up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. She's mostly white with brown ears and some brown patches on her tail. Even though she's part terrier and a puppy, she was very calm and sweet at WKMS, and was eager to meet all the staff and students that wanted to see her. Upon meeting Whitney, she climbed right into her lap and loved being petted on. Sugar had one previous owner, who could no longer afford to care for her. The Humane Society is seeking a loving and forever home for Sugar.

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Society
4:06 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Still Needed

There's still time for a moment of making people smile and help feed the hungry by being a Salvation Army Bell Ringer in Murray. The effort needs more Bell Ringer volunteers for five upcoming slots: this Saturday and next and the Monday and Tuesday of Christmas week.  Murray Calloway County Hospital Chaplain Kerry Lambert speaks with Kate Lochte.

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