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

November 13, 2012

11:05 AM
Hard Sun
Artist : Eddie Vedder
Album : Into The Wild OST
Label : J-Records
11:10 AM
Counting Flowers On The Wall
Artist : The Statler Brothers
Album : Pulp Fiction OST
Label : MCA
11:12 AM
Wild As A Turkey
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Lost Highway
11:15 AM
If I Needed You
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Hands of Glory
Label : MOM & POP MUSIC
11:27 AM
Like Humans Do
Artist : David Byrne
Album : Look Into The Eyeball
Label : Virgin Records Us
11:31 AM
Tropicalia
Artist : Beck
Album : Mutations
Label : Geffen Records
11:34 AM
Let Down
Artist : Easy Star All-Stars
Album : Radiodread
Label : Easy Star
11:51 AM
Things Ain’t Like They Used To Be
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Attack & Release
Label : Popular Music
11:56 AM
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Artist : Bobby Broom
Album : Broom Plays for Monk
Label : Origin Records
12:05 PM
I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
Artist : Eddie Kirkland
Album : Dealin' With The Devil - Songs of Robert Johnson
Label : Cannonball Records
12:09 PM
Sway
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Paint It Blue: Songs of The Rolling Stones
Label : House of Blues
12:13 PM
All This Time
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : All This Time
Label : Fat Possum Records
12:16 PM
This Wheel’s On Fire
Artist : The Band
Album : Music From Big Pink
Label : Capitol
12:28 PM
Losing My Religion
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Out of Time
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:33 PM
Shadowboxer
Artist : Fiona Apple
Album : Tidal
Label : Sony
12:50 PM
Life On Mars?
Artist : David Bowie
Album : Hunky Dory
Label : Virgin Records Us
12:54 PM
Rowboat
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Unchained
Label : Sony

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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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