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 15, 2013

11:05 AM
Tear My Stillhouse Down
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Revival
Label : Acony Records
11:09 AM
One Way Out
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : A Decade Of Hits 1969-1979
Label : Polydor/Universal
11:32 AM
Bird On A Wire
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : The Essential Leonard Cohen
Label : Sony
11:36 AM
Mean Old Bedbug Blues
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : South Coast
Label : Red House
11:41 AM
You Can’t Hurry Love
Artist : The Supremes
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:44 AM
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
11:46 AM
Brokedown Palace
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Rhino
11:51 AM
Blue Angel
Artist : Squirrel Nut Zippers
Album : Hot
Label : Mammoth
11:55 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Billie's Best
Label : Polygram Records
11:59 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles
Label : Blue Note Records
12:05 PM
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Keys To The Kingdom
Label : SONGS OF THE SOUTH
12:16 PM
Coffee Pot Blues
Artist : Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three
Album : Middle of Everywhere
Label : Free Dirt Records
12:20 PM
Lonely Avenue
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
12:24 PM
Knockin’ Over Whiskeys
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Lost Highway
12:27 PM
The Bravest Man In The Universe
Artist : Bobby Womack
Album : The Bravest Man In The Universe
Label : XL Recordings
12:31 PM
While You Were Sleeping
Artist : Elvis Perkins
Album : Ash Wednesday
Label : Xl Recordings
12:37 PM
The Tourist
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugarhill
12:44 PM
I Feel Alright
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : I Feel Alright
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:47 PM
Out On The Road
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Little Broken Hearts
Label : Blue Note Records
12:51 PM
Mockingbirds
Artist : Grant-Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Label : Reprise Records
12:55 PM
Soft Serve
Artist : Soul Coughing
Album : Irresistible Bliss
Label : Warner Bros / Wea

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Education
4:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Events & Activities at Calloway County Public Library

We continue our Library Sounds Good feature with the Calloway County Public Library’s Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn. She tells Kate Lochte about what's going on at the library, how wet weather has caused an issue in the library, and registration underway for the Monday Club, which includes middle schoolers interested in activities at the library like shaving cream art, tie-dye, paper flowers, game day, movies and more! Also, Sandy Linn explains Freegal and how this free music service is available at the library. Click here for more information about library events.

Education
4:27 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Informational Event for Veterans Enrolling at MSU

Kate Lochte speaks with Alison Marshall, Associate Director or Murray State’s Transfer Center for Veterans Affairs and Adult Student Liaison, on Sounds Good. She’s involved with next Monday’s informational event for veterans enrolling at MSU from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the CFSB Center’s Murray Room. the Veterans Affairs Office at Mruray State is responsible for the administration of veteran's educational benefits programs, and Alison can be reached at alison.marshall@murraystate.edu.

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Wayne Harper Previews Neighborhood Night Concert, Hot August Blues Fest

Local musician and educator Wayne Harper stops by our studios to play some blues ahead of his free concert with The Harper Brothers Band during "Neighborhood Night" on August 22,  at Kenlake State Resort Park. The concert comes ahead of the Hot August Blues Festival in the park's amphitheater, August 23-24. In this conversation with Kate Lochte, Wayne previews both events, talks about what it's like to play with the Alonzo Pennington Band, and more. See more about the Hot August Blues Festival.

Education
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth

Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance age to 18 as well as Kentucky's new eTranscript program for high school students.

Education
5:27 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Nina & The Pinta Sail into Green Turtle Bay

Credit Green Turtle Bay Resort, Facebook

The Nina & The Pinta first mate Stephen Sanger tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good what it’s like to sail a ship like Christopher Columbus did in advance of the ships docking for visitation at Green Turtle Bay Marina August 29 through September 8. The ships are true replicas of the originals that sailed the ocean blue in 1492. All are invited to visit the "sailing museums" for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Sanger also tells Kate why these ships are actually a little bit better to sleep on than the originals. See more about the event at Green Turtle Bay's Facebook page.

Arts
5:19 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Market House Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Market House Theatre in Paducah kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season this month so Executive Director Michal Cochran visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the golden time and an upcoming Community Street Fair, on August 24 - featuring art, music, dance and drama. They also talk about the first production of the season, Godspell, opening in September, and some other events and activities coming up at Market House Theatre. Click here for more about the 50th season at Market House.

Arts
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Youth Report: A Conversation With British Animator David Firth

Kayla Eicholtz on the left, David Firth on the top right, and a screen from his cartoon, Salad Fingers. Photos on the right from fat-pie.com

The short version of the conversation heard on "Sounds Good"
The extended, full version of the conversation

British animator David Firth has gained a large following and acclaim over the years on YouTube and the animation website Newgrounds for his darkly humorous and surreal work. WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz admires the artwork in his videos and was curious to find out more about his creative process, to learn that while some artwork may be strange and possibly even scary, the originality of the idea can be a determining factor in how interesting a piece of art is. She spoke with Firth over the phone, while he was on a trip through Europe seeking inspiration, in Switzerland at this particular moment.

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Arts
12:03 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Dawson Springs Resident Remembers Friends Who Were Movers and Shakers

Jean Massamore

    

Long-time art teacher Susan Perry Mestan of Dawson Springs passed in 1997. Long-time collector of Japanese kimonos and paperworks Claude Holeman of Dawson Springs passed last month. Their friend and collaborator Jean Massamore of Dawson Springs remembers them, in this conversation with Kate Lochte, as carpenters worked in the back of her home, filled with books and her artwork, and Claude's sister Nancy Ann Holeman Holmes sitting by. 

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Culture
4:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

Credit pbs.org

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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Sports
4:23 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Annual Graves Co. Truck & Tractor Pull this Weekend, Benefiting Christmas Assistance Programs

Credit Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Larry Wooley of the Graves County Truck Pullers Association joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good, to talk about the Truck & Tractor Pull, this Saturday. Six years ago, Larry and members of the association decided to host a benefit show for the school system. Since then, they've raised more than $125,000. This year's event will be held 7 p.m. on Saturday (August 17) at the Mayfield Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Christmas assistance programs. Tickets are available at the gate, $10 for adults, $5 for children between 5 and 12, free for children 4 or under.

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