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

April 12, 2013

11:04 AM
Wake Up, Little Susie
Artist : The Everly Brothers
Album : 55 Essential Tracks
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11:08 AM
Venus
Artist : Frankie Avalon
Album : The Best of Frankie Avalon
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11:11 AM
Wonderful World
Artist : Sam Cooke
Album : Greatest Hits
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11:18 AM
Almost Grown
Artist : Chuck Berry
Album : The Definitive Collection
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11:25 AM
A White Sport Coat
Artist : Marty Robbins
Album : Marty Robbins - 16 Biggest Hits
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11:27 AM
You’ll Never Know
Artist : The Platters
Album : All Time Greatest Hits
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11:29 AM
Mr. Lee
Artist : The Bobbettes
Album : I Shot Mr. Lee
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11:33 AM
Who’s Sorry Now
Artist : Connie Francis
Album : Her Greatest Hits
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11:39 AM
Summertime Blues
Artist : Eddie Cochran
Album : The Best of Eddie Cochran
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11:45 AM
See You Later, Alligator
Artist : Bill Haley and the Comets
Album : Rock Around the Clock
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11:48 AM
Seventeen
Artist : The Fontaine Sisters
Album : The Ladies of Pop
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11:50 AM
Jerry Lee Lewis
Artist : Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On
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11:53 AM
Without Love
Artist : Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters
Album : Fools Fall in Love
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11:57 AM
Peggy Sue
Artist : Buddy Holly
Album : Greatest Hits
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11:59 AM
Bandstand Boogie
Artist : Les Elgart
Album : The Band of the Year
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12:04 PM
Rock and Roll is Here to Stay
Artist : Danny and the Juniors
Album : Danny and the Juniors and Other Great Hits
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1:04 PM
The Wallflower (Dance with Me Henry)
Artist : Etta James
Album : Most Essential Blues
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12:11 PM
Too Young
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : The Unforgettable Nat King Cole
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12:21 PM
A Teenager in Love
Artist : Dion and the Belmonts
Album : The Best of Dion and the Belmonts
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1:21 PM
Teddy Bear
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : 30 #1 Hits
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1:26 PM
My Boy Elvis
Artist : Janis Martin
Album : The Female Elvis
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1:32 PM
All I Have to Do is Dream
Artist : The Everly Brothers
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1:33 PM
Diana
Artist : Paul Anka
Album : Diana - His Greatest Hits
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1:34 PM
Sweet Nothin’s
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Definitive Collection
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1:37 PM
Charlie Brown
Artist : The Coasters
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1:38 PM
Mr. Sandman
Artist : The Cordettes
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12:46 PM
Sixteen Candles
Artist : The Crests
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1:46 PM
Little Star
Artist : The Elegants
Album : One Hit Wonders, Vol. 4
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12:52 PM
Love Letters in the Sand
Artist : Pat Boone
Album : Love Letters
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12:54 PM
Believe What You Say
Artist : Ricky Nelson
Album : Greatest Hits
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1:54 PM
The Great Pretender
Artist : The Platters
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1:58 PM
Woo Hoo
Artist : The Rock-a-Teens
Album : The Rock A Teens
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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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