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 19, 2012

11:05 AM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:05 AM
All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Artist : Various
Album : Midnight Clear
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Regency Music
11:08 AM
Brightest and Best
Artist : Jean Ritchie
Album : Kentucky Christmas Old and New
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Greenhays
11:11 AM
One Winter’s Night
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 12
Label : OMAC Records
11:19 AM
Tea Chinese Dance
Artist : St. Louis Symphony
Album : The Nutcracker/Swan Lake
Composer : Tchaikovsky
TrackNumber : 15
Label : RCA Victor
11:22 AM
Winter, Largo
Artist : Amsterdam Guitar Trio
Album : Vivaldi the Four Seasons
TrackNumber : 11
Label : RCA
11:24 AM
Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
Artist : St. Michaels Singers
Album : The Hymns of Isaac Watts
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Kingsway America
11:26 AM
Christmas Concerto
Artist : Musica da Camera
Album : Corelli, Albinoni, Pachelbel et al
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Honest Linn Records
11:30 AM
First Snowfall
Artist : R. Carlos Nakai - William Eaton
Album : Winter Dreams
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Canyon Records
11:30 AM
O Holy Night
Artist : Edward Gerhard
Album : Chistmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Virtue
11:36 AM
Bright Morning Stars
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems D2
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Rhino
11:39 AM
Simple Gifts
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:40 AM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Mike Richmond, Glen Velez
Album : Nomad Christmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Nomad
11:49 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : Skaggs Family
Album : A Skaggs Family Christmas
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Scaggs Family Records
11:57 AM
Snowfall
Artist : Dan Fogelberg
Album : The First Christmas Morning
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Morning Sky Productions
11:51 AM
Carol of the Bells
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 6
Label : OMAC

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Culture
10:41 am
Fri November 22, 2013

50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through a plaza of onlookers in Dallas, Texas. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on his parents' memories of the day.

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Culture
4:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Visiting Belgian Artist Performs Chansons for MSU's International Education Week

Today on Sounds Good, we met Belgian vocal artist and songwriter Michel Stennier, who performs original music and the music of legendary singer/poet Jacques Brel tomorrow evening (November 21) for International Education Week at Murray State. Michel talks about his beginnings as a musician and why Brel's music is important today. He's joined in the studio by Theresa Saint Paul, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Art at Murray State. Stennier also plays some of the music ahead of his performance. 

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Arts
3:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures and the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for Alice, meeting some of the cast members and speaking with Playhouse director Lisa Cope about how kids have become involved in these productions both on and off stage.

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Education
4:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

'Take Your Place in the World' at MSU's International Education Week

All this week, Murray State celebrates its global education mission with special guests, discussions, and performances. Institute for International Studies' Associate Director for Education Abroad Melanie McCallon joins us to explore activities you might enjoy. This weekend, activities include workshops on immigration, Chinese culture, and dragons; Brazilian music and Samba dance, food from around the world, and more!

See more on Murray State's website.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Meet NPR's Arun Rath, Anchor of Weekend All Things Considered

NPR's new "ish" host of Weekend All Things Considered, Arun Rath, was on a team that won a Peabody Award for the program On the Media. As an anchor of the first major NPR show produced on the west coast, Rath's own roving journalistic interests are well suited for the show's exploratory direction. On a day of talking with NPR station personnel, Rath's schedule included a few minutes for Kate Lochte.

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Culture
2:20 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Christmas Story Time and More at Calloway Co. Library

Tracy Ross speaks with Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn about Christmas story time, the formation of a new Friends group, and spring story time registration in this month's conversation on the goings on at CCPL. See more on their website.

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

Credit kentuckymonthly.com

Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

Arts
4:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown

During Sounds Good we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.

See BiLan Liao's work on her website.

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Arts
4:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview

Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit joined us during Sounds Good today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November 22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.

See more about the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

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Culture
3:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

We’re happy announce that our annual holiday programming schedule is set! We hope you’ll curl up with a hot mug of cocoa to enjoy nearly 80 hours of special national and local programing to celebrate the season.

You’ll hear favorites like A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,  A Chanticleer Christmas, and New Year’s Day from Vienna, as well as some new additions like A Journey Through the Nutcracker and Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine

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