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 09, 2013

11:05 AM
Rag Mama Rag
Artist : Levon Helm
Album : Ramble At The Ryman
Label : Vanguard Records
11:09 AM
Feels So Good
Artist : Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three
Album : Middle of Everywhere
Label : Free Dirt Records
11:12 AM
Here Comes Your Man
Artist : Pixies
Album : Doolittle
Label : 4ad / Ada
11:30 AM
I’ll Be Doggone
Artist : Marvin Gaye
Album : Anthology
Label : Motown
11:32 AM
Nobody Knows
Artist : Robert Brown and The Sons of The South
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #12
Label : Oxford American
11:36 AM
Shake ’Em On Down
Artist : R.L. Burnside
Album : Too Bad Jim
Label : Fat Possum
11:42 AM
The Ghost Who Walks
Artist : Karen Elson
Album : The Ghost Who Walks
Label : XL Recordings / Third Man
11:45 AM
You Don’t Understand Me
Artist : The Raconteurs
Album : Consolers Of The Lonely
Label : Warner Bros.
11:51 AM
Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me
Artist : Keith Richards/Bernard Fowler/Greg Cohen/Chuck Leavell/Charlie Watts/Bobby Keyes/The Uptown Horns
Album : Weird Nightmare - Meditations on Mingus
Label : Sony
11:58 AM
Squirrel Sits In
Artist : Kaila Flexer
Album : Next Village
Label : Compass Records
12:04 PM
Honky Tonk Women
Artist : Ronnie Wood & Bo Didley
Album : Live At The Ritz
Label : Victory
12:08 PM
Manic Depression
Artist : Jimi Hendrix
Album : The Ultimate Experience
Label : Mca
12:12 PM
Precious, Precious
Artist : Jackie Moore
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
12:27 PM
One Fast Move and I’m Gone
Artist : Benjamin Gibbard & Jay Farrar
Album : One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur
Label : Atlantic
12:31 PM
Prosperity Blues
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : Sony
12:34 PM
What’d I Say (with Dr. John, Warren Haynes, Aaron Neville, John Mayer and Mavis Staples)
Artist : John Scofield
Album : That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays Ray Charles
Label : Verve
12:43 PM
Dandelion
Artist : Charlotte Gainsbourg
Album : IRM
Label : Elektra/Asylum
12:46 PM
Knives Out
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Amnesiac
Label : Capitol
12:50 PM
Creep
Artist : Ingrid Michaelson
Album : Live Session EP
Label : iTunes
12:54 PM
Baby’s Arms
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Smoke Ring For My Halo
Label : Matador Records

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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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Arts
2:51 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Artist Bill Renzulli Paints "A Paducah Portfolio"

Credit williamfrenzullimd.blogspot.com

LowerTown Paducah Artist Bill Renzulli, a retired physician, has published "A Paducah Portfolio" - a hardcover book with 66 pages of full color art. Tracy Ross speaks with Renzulli about the project, highlighting some of the pieces in the book, and how Paducah has been a source of inspiration. 

See more about "A Paducah Portfolio" on Bill Renzulli's blog.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:44 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Max and Sweet Pea

Max (left) and Sweet Pea (right), brother and sister

Puppies! Our favorite day of the month at WKMS. This time we met two seven-week-old puppies, Max and Sweet Pea, up for adoption. Max is black and Sweet Pea has brown and black coloring (kind of like a German Shepherd). These puppies are mixed-breed with features from a few different breeds. Also, they came from a litter of 15! Max and Sweet Pea were very adorable and sweet. You'll hear Max throughout the interview, watching his sister being playful. What could he be saying?

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Arts
2:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Yeiser Art Center Members' Show Preview

Josh White, Executive Director of Paducah's Yeiser Art Center previews the 2013 Members' Show, a showcase of work by Yeiser members, opening this Saturday (November 16, 2013) with a reception from 5 to 7. He gives a sneak preview of pieces in the exhibition that runs through December 21. See more at theyeiser.org.

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Culture
2:21 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Mystery Novelist Alana White Reads at MSU

Murray State hosts novelist Alana White reading from her fiction tomorrow night(Thursday, November 14, 2013)  at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery. White resides in Nashville but has roots in our region.  Her latest book, "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin," is set at the height of the Italian Renaissance.

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Culture
2:09 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky'

Colonel J.D. Wilkes hasn't met a medium yet that he hasn't matched. An accomplished musician, illustrator, filmmaker, and author, he's added another book to his C.V.; Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky. It traces the history, legacy, and the future of the Commonwealth's music as well as the social gatherings that birthed it. Wilkes sat down with Todd Hatton to talk about what prompted him to write the book and what it taught him. 

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Education
2:02 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812 topic for MCLIB Presentation Thursday

Credit mclib.net

The “Raisin”—short for the River Raisin that runs by the site—was the first national battlefield park devoted to the War of 1812. And it’s no Gettysburg, but rather a small patch of “brownfield” - ground contaminated by industry - south of Detroit. Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library hosts author and historian Eddie Price for its Evenings Upstairs program - titled "Remember The Raisin!" Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812. Mr. Price joins Kate Lochte for a preview.

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Good Reads
1:56 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Uncommon Mystery: Ask Miss Mott

Mystery enthusiast Michael Cohen reviews an "uncommon mystery" to consider for your reading list. The mystery "Ask Miss Mott" by E. Phillips Oppenheim is a thriller published in 1935, an early adventure spy novel.

E. Phillips Oppenheim, Ask Miss Mott (1935)

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Society
11:49 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington

131106-N-BD107-042 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 6, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dakota Holland, from Murray Ky., poses for a photo with a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Geo

For this Veteran's Day "Sounds Good" Kate Lochte speaks with a Navy man on active duty in the South China Sea, Dakota Holland.  He's the son of Rachel Tubbs and David Holland of Murray.  The Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee set up this conversation with Petty Officer Holland, now serving aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier and its airwing provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the US and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   Holland graduated from Calloway County High in 2011.  

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