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.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Facebook

Paducah Symphony Orchestra hosts the 5th Annual Symphony Sing-Off this Thursday, November 5, which Executive Director Daniel Sene says will be "one of our most exciting sing-offs yet." On Sounds Good, Tracy speaks with Sene about the fundraiser event for education programs, acapella groups from five area high schools participating and the special guest performance.

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Halloween is just around the corner, and to mark the spookiest time of the year, we've exhumed three classic WKMS ghost stories from the archives! Todd Hatton takes us along on a ghost hunt at a historic Paducah landmark, The Hotel Metropolitan. In another story, Todd tells of a cellar door that won't stay closed. And David Weatherly relates his run-in with a spectral spectator. Listen if you dare... Mwa hah hah haaa...

Andy Black of the Murray State University English Department reviews American-New Zealand mockumentary horror comedy "What We Do In The Shadows," showing this weekend at MSU's Cinema International.

From Dracula by Bram Stoker: 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Marcella Perkins opened the kitchen in May 2011 to feed the hungry of Marshall County. Since then, she and her volunteers have served over 62,000 meals, five days a week. Marcella and Dana Spiers stop by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about the Empty Bowls Project kicking off with a Paint-a-Thon and Chili Dinner on November 6.

Carter's Kids 5K, Facebook

Murray's Swim, Bike, Run Club is hosting a 5K for Carter's Kids on Campus, honoring former club member Jim Carter, former VP of Institutional Advancement at Murray State and former president of MSU's Alumni Association. On Sounds Good, race manager Brady Parks speaks with Tracy Ross about the run, Carter's Kids and how Jim Carter was dedicated to fitness and giving every child the opportunity to experience college.

Jenni Todd, WKMS

Murray author Constance Alexander holds a reading this Sunday at 2 p.m. at Calloway County Public Library, titled "Old, New, Borrowed & Blue" featuring a variety of work, including new material on her recent project with the elderly and caregiving and her book of poetry "64 Blue Letters," about a high school yearbook in the year 1964. Alexander stops by Sounds Good to preview some of her work ahead of the reading.

FLW, Facebook

The Rayovac FLW Series Championship is this weekend in Paducah, including the pro anglers weigh-in at the Paducah Riverfront on Thursday and Friday open to spectators and a televised event on NBC Sports at Walmart (across from the mall) on Saturday. FLW Promotions Manager Scott Ellison stops by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about this top level fishing tournament that sends the top 10 anglers to the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup.

Courtesy of Sarah Hopley and Murray State's Pogue Library

Mad scientists, monsters, Martians and more are artfully depicted on the covers of over a thousand science fiction magazines in a special collection at Murray State's Pogue Library. With Halloween creeping around the corner, Matt Markgraf stops by Pogue's War & Diplomacy Room to speak with Special Collections and Exhibits Librarian Sarah Hopley about the books, taking a look at some of the standouts, beginning with an early issue of an influential magazine.

The Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky hosts its 14th Annual Buddy Walk tomorrow (Saturday) at Noble Park in Paducah to promote awareness and advocacy and to celebrate the wonderful individuals with Down Syndrome in our region. Lana Dockery, the Co-Coordinator of the Buddy Walk joined Austin Carter on Sounds Good to talk about the free event, which is rain or shine - but hopefully shine, she says.

Smith Farms hosts "Celebrate Our Farming Heritage" tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with author Bobbie Smith Bryant about the event, the dark-fired tobacco curing process, her love of Western Kentucky and farming and her latest book Farming in the Black Patch.