Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by 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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Courtesy of Josh Preston

Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday (11/11) at Noon featuring Nashville singer/guitarist Josh Preston and his band. Preston spent years playing in several Nashville groups and immersed himself in Music City's unique blend of rock, pop, funk, blues and Americana. His self-titled release is an honest reflection on both his social status and the status quo.

Alexandra Kanik, Ohio Valley ReSource

The opioid epidemic is on the agenda for political campaigns from the presidential race down to the local level in the Ohio Valley region. Election Day could shape the response to the crisis in states with some of the nation’s highest rates of addiction and overdoses.

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Candidates for Kentucky's State House 5th District outline their differences in a range of issues in conversations with Matt Markgraf on WKMS Sounds Good. Republican incumbent Kenny Imes and Democratic challenger David Ramey discuss the relationship between the state and higher education, regulations on businesses, minimum wage, second amendment rights and other issues they feel strongly about. The Kentucky State House of Representatives 5th District covers Calloway County and part of Trigg County.

Jeff Young | Ohio Valley ReSource

Polling in Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Ohio shows billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump enjoys strong support from the region’s white, working class -- an often overlooked group of voters. This angry election season has caused many writers to focus on the deep discontent among white workers. Jeff Young of Ohio Valley ReSource spoke with three authors about why the white working class has such a dark outlook on the country’s future. 

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More than two dozen western Kentucky law enforcement and public safety personnel received training this week at Murray State University to improve relations when interacting with the LGBT community. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Sergeant Brett Parson, who led the workshop, said the discussion parallels with issues surrounding race and use of force.

Dave Mistich, WVPB

For more than half a century along the Ohio River, the chemical company DuPont provided jobs for thousands of people. One chemical they produced is PFOA, commonly known as C8. It was a remarkably useful compound, used in “Teflon” non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and even in some food wrappers.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's homecoming weekend coming up ahead of Halloween and numerous financial changes are underway, including implementing federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and the recent court decision reallocating 2% of a state appropriation back to university budgets. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf catches up with President Bob Davies on these topics, also what being a "Marketplace of Ideas" means for the university community and his thoughts on suggestions of a payroll tax in Murray.

Shannon Vetter, via YouTube

Paducah-based musician and WKMS Battle of the Bands Semi-Finalist Shannon Vetter plays Sounds Good Live Lunch this Friday, October 21 at Noon. Vetter premiered his music video "Temptation" from his upcoming album Rapid Cycle on WKMS earlier this month. 

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

Common legislation known as “Right to Farm” bills date to the 1970s, as expanding development encroached on traditional farming areas. But as Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports, some Daviess County, Kentucky residents say that well-meaning law has been used to shield an industrial scale hog operation.

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On Sounds Good, George Eldred and Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti preview the Saturday evening concert, "Mendelssohn, Hanson, & Debussy" at The Carson Center in Paducah. The concert includes a performance by Max Crofton, tuba (2016 Young Artist Competition Winner).

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