Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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

July 31, 2013

11:05 AM
Working
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
11:09 AM
Country Blues / Julie Delaney
Artist : Sligo Creek Stompers
Album : Vital Mental Medicine
Label : self released
11:13 AM
Goin’ Out
Artist : LePercolateur
Album : Pop Manouche
Label : CD Baby
11:16 AM
Grace For Saints And Ramblers
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost On Ghost
Label : Nonesuch
11:27 AM
If I Can’t Have You (featuring Lucinda Williams)
Artist : Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
Album : Kings and Queens
Label : File Under Music
11:30 AM
I’ll Be True
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
11:32 AM
Love Bug Blues
Artist : Charles Bradley
Album : Victim Of Love
Label : DAPTONE
11:35 AM
Am I That Lonely Tonight
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Nothing's Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Label : Bloodshot
11:40 AM
Third Stone From The Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say
Artist : Gary Clark Jr.
Album : Blak and Blu
Label : Warner Bros.
11:50 AM
Red House
Artist : Jimi Hendrix
Album : Blues
Label : Legacy Recordings
11:53 AM
Only Son Of The Ladiesman
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
Label : Sub Pop
11:57 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : The Six Parts Seven
Album : Casually Smashed To Pieces
Label : Suicide Squeeze
12:04 PM
Walt Whitman
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Stars and Satellites
Label : Banjodad Records
12:07 PM
Stronger Than The World
Artist : Joe Pug
Album : The Great Despiser
Label : Lightning Rod Rec.
12:10 PM
Tragic
Artist : Carrie Rodriguez
Album : Give Me All You Got
Label : Ninth Street Opus
12:26 PM
I Love The Way My Baby
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits Motel
Label : self released
12:30 PM
Every Step
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Label : ANTI Records
12:34 PM
So Blue
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Label : Sub Pop
12:40 PM
Where Can I Go?
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : Once I Was An Eagle
Label : Ribbon Records
12:43 PM
Give It Away
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : MOM & POP MUSIC
12:48 PM
Low Low Low
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Label : Partisan Records
12:53 PM
Tickin’ Bomb
Artist : Shovels and Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Label : Dualtone Music Group

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Good Reads
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Culture
12:18 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest

Credit photo by Robert Wyatt

Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on Sounds Good to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:

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Business
5:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Rebuilding West Liberty, 2 Years After Deadly Tornado

Allen Bolling, NOAA

On March 2, 2012, the eastern Kentucky coal town of West Liberty was hit by an EF-3 tornado, which caused extensive damage to its downtown area, destroying homes and businesses, killing six people and injuring 75. Former two-term Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller joins us on Sounds Good to talk about a project to rebuild the town. (Click through to see videos of the tornado)

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Sports
5:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Kids Participate in Triathlon at Noble Park

Rehab Associates in Paducah is organizing their 11th annual Mercy Pediatrics Kids Triathlon July 12, where kids between the ages of 7 and 14 compete in swimming, bicycling and running at Noble Park in Paducah in an effort to encourage youth fitness. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with Amy Peal of Rehab Associates about the event.

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Arts
4:09 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Touring Youth Choir Performs at Murray State Tonight

Credit summitchoralsociety.org

Tonight at 7:30, the Summit Touring Children's Choir from Akron, Ohio will be presenting a free concert in the Performing Arts Hall (Old Fine Arts Building) at Murray State University. The choir is made of students from 2nd-10th grade. Dr. Amy Aucoin, Associate Professor of Music, stops by Sounds Good to preview the concert.

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Arts
4:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces'

Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel Small Forces captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:34 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

This Saturday 'Sink Your Teeth' Into This Locally-Produced Vampire Film

Madisonville-based filmmaker PJ Woodside of Big Biting Pig Productions joins us on Sounds Good ahead of the premiere of their new film "The Caretakers," this Saturday at the Ballard Convention Center. The film tells the story of an aging caretaker for a powerful vampire hunting down a rogue half-breed vampire while training two apprentices. Kate Lochte speaks with Woodside about the locally-produced film.

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Arts
12:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

"The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky

"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."

The Middle Ground is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on Sounds Good, with Murray State connections: Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.

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Government
12:25 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Paris Native Retires After Three Decades in US Navy, His Life & Career

Force Master Chief Russell Mason (left) relieves Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell as the senior enlisted as the senior enlisted advisor to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at a June 6 retirement ceremony for Caldwell at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Credit U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released

Submarine Force Pacific Fleet's Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell, raised in Paris, Tennessee, has retired after a three decades in the U.S. Navy. He joins us during Sounds Good to talk about his career -- lauded with a Legion of Merit Award.

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Arts
10:57 am
Tue June 24, 2014

What We're Cookin' for 4th of July Weekend

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with special programming on WKMS! Here's a rundown of what we're airing. (More to be added soon)

THURSDAY JULY 3 SPECIALS:

Jive House Funky 4th of July - (9 p.m.)

Join hosts John McMillen and Brad Robertson for a funky 4th of July featuring Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Syl Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Otis, Curtis Mayfield and many others! We'll start the fireworks for the whole weekend on Jive House!

FRIDAY JULY 4 SPECIALS: 

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