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

December 04, 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
Whatever Way The Wind Blows
Artist : Kelly Willis
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2000
Label : Oxford American
11:12 AM
Go To Sleep
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Hail To The Thief
Label : Capitol
11:15 AM
Talking Empty Bed Blues
Artist : Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames
Album : New Multitudes
Label : Rounder
11:37 AM
Do It Again
Artist : Steely Dan
Album : The Definitive Collection
Label : Geffen Records
11:44 AM
Desperados Under The Eaves
Artist : Warren Zevon
Album : Self Titled
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:49 AM
Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright)
Artist : Jim Guthrie
Album : The Believer, June 2005 music issue
Label : The Believer
11:53 AM
Southern Heart
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Label : Fat Possum
11:56 AM
Freddie Freeloader
Artist : Monty Alexander Trio
Album : Full Steam Ahead
Label : Concord Jazz
12:04 PM
Happy When It Rains
Artist : The Jesus & Mary Chain
Album : 21 Singles
Label : Rhino
12:08 PM
Next Girl
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Label : Nonesuch
12:11 PM
Show Me
Artist : Joe Tex
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
12:14 PM
Swan Blues
Artist : King Pleasure
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #6
Label : Oxford American
12:28 PM
Six White Horses
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Label : Acony Records
12:31 PM
Whenever You’re Out of My Sight
Artist : Kelly Hogan
Album : I Like To Keep Myself In Pain
Label : ANTI Records
12:35 PM
Modern Way
Artist : Kaiser Chiefs
Album : Rhythms del Mundo:Cuba
Label : Hip-O Records
12:46 PM
Rock ’n’ Roll Singer
Artist : Mark Kozelek
Album : What's Next to the Moon
Label : Badman Records
12:50 PM
Van Helsing Boombox
Artist : Man Man
Album : Six Demon Bag
Label : Ace Fu Records
12:54 PM
Natural Blues
Artist : Moby
Album : Play
Label : V2

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Society
11:18 am
Fri September 13, 2013

50 Years Later: September Mourn, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

50 years ago this Sunday, an explosion at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama killed four little girls in an act of racially motivated terrorism, marking a turning point in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this tragic moment, and its historical significance in contributing to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

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Education
5:59 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer

The Kentucky Historical Society dedicates an historical marker honoring Marshall County education pioneer Henry H. Lovett Sr. Monday, September 16. Kate Lochte speaks with Becky Riddle of KHS about Mr. Lovett. Lovett was elected head of the Benton schools in 1905, helped establish Benton High School as the first high school in Marshall County. He was later active in the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the first circuit judge of the 42nd district. See more about events at the Kentucky Historical Society at their website

Business
5:33 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum

Based in New York City, Thinc Design is an exhibition design firm that has created museum experiences around the world. It's originator, Tom Hennes, says the Discovery Park of America in Union City, inspired by the philanthropy of retired businessman Robert Kirkland, is full of fascinating exhibits. These exhibits, he says, are inspired by the community of Union City. We've met the Boston-based architect Louis Siriani who designed the building. We meet Tom Hennes with Kate Lochte, as we continue our coverage of this remarkable new tourism feature in our region.

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Environment
11:34 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Fairway

Meet Fairway, a boxer mix up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. He's a very friendly boy, who loved meeting and being pet by everyone at WKMS, he was very mild-mannered and had his tail wagging the entire time in the studio! His foster dad says he was found as a stray on the fairway at a local golf course. He gets along with other dogs and seems to do well with cats and kids. Fairway is approximately one year old and weighs 44 pounds. Read more about Fairway on his Petfinder page.

See adoption information at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Arts
3:05 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Premiere of Ciach's Third Sonata Thursday

Credit sigh-ackmusic.org

Murray State Music Department assistant professor, pianist, composer Brian Ciach premieres his Third Sonata Thursday night at 7:30 in Farrell Recital Hall. Farrell Recital Hall is on the third floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts. The performance is open to all. He performs the music and speaks about it during the 50 minute piece. Kate Lochte learns more about the Sonata with the composer next, including a sneak preview of the Sonata's first movement. See more of Brian's work at his website.

Environment
2:58 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

'On the Grid,' How Regulations Keep Electric Utilities Running Smoothly

Nancy Grant
Credit Jim Battles

In the first of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss  her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. They speak about month's feature, which takes a look at how utility companies operated in the past, in order to understand the present and future. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Environment
4:11 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Calloway Co. Emergency Director on Preparedness Planning

Credit ready.gov

Kate Lochte speaks with Calloway County Emergency Director Bill Call on preparedness planning, including how they prepare for earthquakes and what that involves on a county-wide or region-wide scale. The crux of the September Preparedness Month is to "Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Get involved." They talk about how to check your emergency food supplies and more. See more information at cdc.gov.

Government
4:01 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics'

There are those of us, of sufficient vintage, who can recall people saying, “If you want to vote in Kentucky, you register as a Democrat.”  That always seemed to be a little bit more true here in western Kentucky, the birthplace of Alben Barkley, Wendell Ford, Ned Breathitt, Ruby Laffoon, and Julian Carroll. Of course, western Kentucky is more competitive today politically, but one has to wonder how our part of the Commonwealth became a Democratic bastion in the first place. Dr. George Humphreys is the director of Madisonville Community College’s Muhlenberg campus and an alumnus of Murray State’s History Department.  He’s the author of The Democratic Rock of Gibraltar: The Rise and Fall of Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal, slated to come out next spring.  He’s on the line today to speak with us about it.

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Arts
1:33 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

'Dine with the Dearly Departed' at Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre

Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre's Paul Forshee describes the group's September 20th and 21st "Dining with the Dearly Departed" event. It's a new format this year: Actors travel through time portraying owners of acreage now called RB Farms; it all happens under a large wedding style tent with a catered dinner to boot on September 20 and 21 at RB Farms near Kenny Rogers' house on Old Hopkinsville Road near Gracey. A cast of nearly twenty actors will depict nearly a dozen families through history, all whom shared the same farm (the current owners will be portraying themselves.) See more at Janice Mason Art Museum's website.

Society
1:27 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Merryman House Reaches Out to End Domestic Abuse

Merryman House Executive Director Mary Foley heads up a team offering residency and outreach services to meet the needs of victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents as they strive to live free of violence in their home. It’s not unimaginable and Kate Lochte find out more with Foley on Sounds Good. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center was founded in Paducah in 1978 by a group of volunteers committed to ending domestic violence in the community. See more at MerrymanHouse.org.

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