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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2:28 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Sebastian & Welcome Back Sadie

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Puppies sound good today, we met Sebastian, a little hound mix, mostly black with white tips on his tail, feet and nose and we welcome back another hound mix, Sadie, who was featured here in March. She's now 5 months old and was briefly adopted, though her home didn't work out (even though she was a very good girl). Sadie is very social and friendly and beginning puppy obedience class. Sebastian was sweet and cuddly, loved to sleep in your arms. The puppies met for the first time in the studio and played during the entire conversation with Kathy Hodge and Tracy Ross about a summer camp for kids and keeping your pets safe during 4th of July festivities.

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4:51 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Public Forum for Patients & Caregivers at Calloway Co. Library, Thursday

When Love Gets Tough, the Nursing Home Decision by Doug Manning
Credit book cover,

Constance Alexander facilitates a Murray Calloway Endowment for Health Care public forum for patients and caregivers Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calloway County Public Library. The featured speaker is attorney Chip Adams and Murray Calloway Hospital Chaplain Kerry Lambert preview a helpful book addressing the decision to use nursing home care and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the emotional dilemmas involved.

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4:25 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Maiden Alley Cinema Crowdfunds for State-of-the-Art Sound System

Maiden Alley event poster

Maiden Alley Cinema is holding a Kickstarter campaign for a state-of-the-art sound equipment set up for their Music @ MAC series. Executive Director Landee Bryant Greene joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the crowd funding project, the showing of the art film "Mary" and the next performance, coming up Friday. 

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1:51 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

WKMS' Todd Hatton Presents "I Am John Scopes" at McCracken Co. Library, Thursday

Event Flyer
Credit McCracken County Public Library

John T. Scopes was born and raised in Paducah and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. A school teacher, Scopes garnered national recognition as the defendant in the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, for teaching evolution and popularizing the conversation regarding Darwin's theory of evolution. WKMS News Producer and local Morning Edition host Todd Hatton joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about his "Evenings Upstairs" presentation about Scopes this Thursday at McCracken County Public Library.

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12:03 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Discover Music, Art & History at Downtown Paris Week

Downtown Paris, Tennessee
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Downtown Paris Association hosts the 4th annual Downtown Paris Week this week, with dining events, an art walk, carriage rides, historical tours, music on the square and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the Association's Executive Director Kathy Ray about the event.

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10:53 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Town & Gown Community Band Plays MSU Quad Lawn Tuesday

Todd Hill on Sounds Good
Credit Rob Canning, WKMS

Town and Gown Community Band Concert director Maestro Todd Hill joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the program on the Murray State University quad lawn Tuesday (June 9) at 7 (inside Lovett if raining). Dr. Hill says the band of over 100 performers ranges across ages and local communities. The show is emceed by Pete Lancaster and features a special appearance by MSU President Bob Davies.

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10:22 am
Mon June 8, 2015

A 'White Lightning Cross Country Race' at Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between the Lakes hosts the White Lightning Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Sunday (June 7) and on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about the Canal Loop Course from Justin Harrison of the race sponsor Endurance Plus.

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2:29 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Presents 'Little Women The Musical'

Brad Brauser and Kala Little on Sounds Good
Credit Kate Lochte, WKMS

Murray's Playhouse in the Park brings Little Women The Musical to the stage, opening tomorrow. Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved book, the humorous and heart wrenching classic novel follows the story of Jo March and her sisters experiencing growing up in Civil War America. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview with Music Director Brad Brauser and Kala Little who plays Jo.

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2:06 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery Hosts Summer Classes, Art Guild of Paducah Exhibit, More This Summer

An example from Jennifer Fairbanks' still-life workshop
Credit Icehouse Gallery, Facebook

Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery hosts a range of art classes this summer, including popular workshops like Collage, Oil Painting and Still-Life. Also on display through June is a variety of works in several mediums by the Art Guild of Paducah. The gallery's executive director Ric Watson speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these events, the garden tour and prints for sale.

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5:53 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

NPR's Steve Inskeep Sets the Stage for Trail of Tears in 'Jacksonland'

Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab by Steve Inskeep
Credit Book Cover,

The Trail of Tears cuts through our region, the forced relocation of Native Americans following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The events leading up to this moment are a complex story of Washington insiders, real estate moguls, a Cherokee chieftain, decapitations and mass protests circling around America's 7th president Andrew Jackson told in the new book Jacksonland by NPR News' Steve Inskeep. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Inskeep about how some of the events involve western Kentucky and the prices paid for this land.

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