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 16, 2013

11:05 AM
Hotel California
Artist : Gipsy Kings
Album : Volare! - The Very Best Of The Gipsy Kings
Label : Nonesuch
11:11 AM
City On Fire
Artist : Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Album : Midnight Radio
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:14 AM
February Seven
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Universal Republic
11:32 AM
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Artist : Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:35 AM
Blues With A Feeling
Artist : Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Album : An Anthology: The Elektra Years
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:40 AM
100 Years Ago
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Goats Head Soup
Label : UMe
11:44 AM
Walkin’ Blues
Artist : Hindu Love Gods
Album : Self Titled
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:49 AM
Kindhearted Woman Blues
Artist : Bob Margolin & Pinetop Perkins
Album : Hellhound On My Trail - The Songs of Robert Johnson
Label : Telarc
11:53 AM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Sony
11:55 AM
Honky Tonk Blues
Artist : The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Label : Capitol
11:58 AM
Slapback Blues (with Derek Trucks)
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Guitars
Label : MCCOY TYNER MUSIC
12:04 PM
Blue Skies Again
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : Tell Me
Label : Nonesuch
12:08 PM
Napoli
Artist : Giant Sand
Album : Is All Over the Map
Label : Thrill Jockey
12:12 PM
Jawbone
Artist : The Band
Album : Self Titled
Label : Capitol
12:36 PM
I Live On A Battlefield
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe
Label : Yep Roc Records
12:40 PM
Trip Through Your Wires
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Label : Island
12:43 PM
John Saw That Number
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Label : Anti
12:47 PM
Tarnished Gold
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
12:50 PM
Harlem River Blues
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Harlem River Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:53 PM
Big Mouth Blues
Artist : Gram Parsons
Album : G.P.
Label : Reprise / Wea
12:57 PM
Love Please Come Home
Artist : Split Lip Rayfield
Album : Never Make It Home
Label : Bloodshot Records

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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.

Culture
1:51 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Why the Warren Thomas Museum Needs Your Help

Credit jacksonpurchasehistory.org

The church that beards Warren Thomas' name in Hickman, Kentucky, officially opened in 1869, and the first educational classes for African Americans began in its basement the next year. Fire destroyed the first building, but in 1898, another permanent building opened and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 115 year old church structure has suffered theft and other problems that must be fixed before visitors can experience the site again. Kate Lochte has more with Jeannette Dean, who chairs the Warren Thomas Historic Society that strives to preserve this memorial to African American leaders of the 19th Century in Hickman.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

MSU Athletic Director on NCAA Rules Changes

Murray State University’s Athletic Director Allen Ward takes a look at NCAA rules changes and steps he's taken to ensure the university's compliance. He also talks about the new season ahead for Murray State on the field and on the court. It's Coach Chris Hatcher's fourth year, and several players who are key to the football team's success this year. He talks about Coach Steve Prohm's recent recruitment and some returning players and putting together a new team. 

Education
12:17 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

New Programs and More at Madisonville Community College

Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to chat about what’s ahead for the new academic year at MCC. Rhoads talks about new online programs Energy Management, Human Services, and Healthcare Informatics. She also explains MCC's focus on workforce development, the advanced integrated technology program, and the college's emphasis on the mining area. See more about Madisonville Community College.

Society
11:33 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Participate in National Cancer Prevention Study 3

Murray Calloway County Hospital’s Mary Heff and Melissa Ross speak with Kate Lochte about the National Cancer Prevention Study-3, at Murray September 19 – 21. It's a landmark study and opportunity in Murray for anyone between the ages of  30 and 65 years old. They talk about the first two studies: the first from the 1950s, was a look at how smoking relates to cancer; the second, from the 80s, centered around nutrition guidelines for preventative methods like how sitting longer shortens longetivity. The third study will consist of doing a survey at home and then going to the Murray Calloway County Hospital. The goal is to find links among people across the nation to find out what causes cancer and what can be done to prevent cancer. See more about this study.

Business
11:13 am
Wed August 7, 2013

How Community Groups Can Book Speakers for Events

Kate Lochte speaks with Constance Alexander, Kentucky Humanities Council presenter and Murray State TQI Faculty Scholar and poet, on how community groups can book speakers for events. They talk about the Kentucky Humanities Council and how Constance became involved and one of her topics, "Connecting People and Place," about the people who used to live in and around what is now the general LBL area. They also talk about memories of WWII and its impact on society.

Arts
3:33 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

A Preview of Grand Rivers' 38th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival

Kate Lochte speaks with Marinel Larkin, Kentucky’s Western Waterland Executive Director, previewing the 38th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival in Grand Rivers’ Little Lake Park. Over 100 vendors with handmade crafts will be at the festival, along with food vendors and family activities. The three-day festival runs from August 31-September 2 in downtown Grand Rivers. For more information, call 270-928-4411.

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