Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

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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Business
3:21 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

What the Latest in Net Neutrality Means for Rural Providers

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Net neutrality is back in the headlines after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plans to present a 300-page document at a meeting later this month, which would reclassify 'broadband.' Under the current Telecommunications Act, there are multiple areas: telephone, broadcast, information. If the proposal passes, broadband would be reclassified from an information service to a telecom service. Michael Ramage, Associate Director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest news, explains regulating web access as a public utility and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies on Sounds Good.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: February 9 - 13

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, February 9

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest idea of "net neutrality" -- regulating web access as a public utility -- and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies.

Gospel music's only blind drummer, Ricky McKinnie of The Blind Boys of Alabama, talks with Kate Lochte about the 7 decades-long success of the group, which performs in the Clemens Fine Arts Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College this Friday.

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Culture
2:16 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Stephen Keene Presents a Gospel Showcase at Badgett Playhouse

Stephen Keene on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Badgett Playhouse celebrates Black History Month with a Gospel Showcase starring Stephen Keene and special guests, Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Keene grew up singing in churches alongside his mother, a minister of over 50 years, and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the concert. 

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Arts
1:45 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Paducah School of Art & Design Hosts Art Contest for 'Orphan Train'

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
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The One Book, One Campus, One Community Read project at West Kentucky Community and Technical College has inspired a community-wide art contest centered around the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, an historical novel staged between 1850-1930 and the effort to bring orphan children by train from northern cities to America's heartland. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah School of Art and Design Dean Paul Aho about how to enter the contest.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:30 am
Fri February 6, 2015

[Video Added] Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters Play Sounds Good Live Lunch

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch at Noon features southern Indiana singer-songwriter Nick Dittmeier. His alt country EP, Extra Better, earned him a nomination for "Songwriter of the Year" at the inaugural Louisville Music Awards.

Hear Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters in a live performance from Studio B, February 27 at Noon! Watch the live webcast here.

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Arts
7:45 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Popovich Brings His Curiously Comedic Pets to Western Kentucky

Popvich Promotional Logo
Credit Courtesy of David Probus, Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall

Las Vegas-based Russian circus performer and ringleader of animals, Mr. Popovich brings his curious and comedic show "Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre" to the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville, Kentucky Friday night. Theatre Director David Probus joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the event, which he says is sold-out, however tickets are available for the same show the following afternoon in Bowling Green.

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Sports
7:36 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Racers Head Towards Win 20 in Season Hot Streak

T.J. Sapp
Credit Tab Brockman, goracers.com

The Murray State Racers Men's Basketball team heads towards win number 20 in tonight's game against South East Missouri (currently in progress). With a 17-game winning streak, "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley says it's the fourth longest winning streak in the history of the OVC. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Bradley about the previous four games and what's ahead for the Racers.

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Arts
4:51 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Paducah is 'Head Over Heels' with Valentine's Day Activities

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"Fall in love with Paducah" this Valentine's Day. The Main Street program has coordinated with commercial shops and non-profit organizations to make a romantic package of events available to couples and families on Saturday, February 14. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah Downtown Development Specialist Melinda Winchester about the citywide effort to celebrate the day with a variety of activities.

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Science
4:33 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Local Source for Austim Spectrum Diagnosis and Therapy

Dr. Becky Nastally
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There's been national news this week about the loneliness of families living with autism spectrum disorder and finding little support. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Becky Nastally, who founded Bloom Behavior Therapy, LLC. in Paducah. She works with children with autism and other developmental disabilities, their families and the schools in which they study.

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Good Reads
5:04 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Author 'Unlocks' the Mystery of Texarkana's Phantom Killer

The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror
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In the spring of 1946, "The Phantom Killer" attacked eight people around Texarkana, Texas, killing five. Three of the dead were 17 years old or younger. To this day, these serial murders remain officially unsolved. The murders were dramatized in the 1976 movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown, directed by Charles Pierce, (who happens to be buried in Dover, Tennessee.) On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Presley about this dark chapter in his hometown's history.

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