Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays

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

October 11, 2012

11:05 AM
I Won’t Back Down
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : American III: Solitary Man
Label : American Recordings
11:07 AM
The Big Guns
Artist : Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Album : Rabbit Fur Coat
Label : Team Love Records
11:09 AM
Cecilia
Artist : Simon & Garfunkel
Album : Bridge Over Troubled Water
Label : Sony
11:28 AM
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : Funeral
Label : Merge Records
11:33 AM
Life And How To Live It
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Fables of The Reconstruction
Label : I.R.S records
11:37 AM
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Artist : Joe Cocker
Album : The Millennium Collection
Label : A&M
11:42 AM
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (with Shawn Colvin)
Artist : Viktor Krauss
Album : II
Label : BACK PORCH
11:47 AM
Surfer King
Artist : AA Bondy
Album : Believers
Label : Fat Possum
11:51 AM
Puerto
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
11:55 AM
Every Little Bit Hurts
Artist : Brenda Holloway
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:58 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : The Six Parts Seven
Album : Casually Smashed To Pieces
Label : Suicide Squeeze
12:04 PM
Whole Love
Artist : Wilco
Album : The Whole Love
Label : dBpm/ANTI
12:08 PM
Heart A Mine
Artist : Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
Album : Kings and Queens
Label : File Under: Music
12:12 PM
The Magician
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Sirens Of The Ditch
Label : New West Records
12:16 PM
Louisiana 1927
Artist : Randy Newman
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2000
Label : Oxford American
12:26 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington: Stereo Refections In Ellington
Label : Hall of Sermon
12:28 PM
Hot And Bothered
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington: Stereo Refections In Ellington
Label : Hall of Sermon
12:30 PM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington: Stereo Refections In Ellington
Label : Hall of Sermon
12:38 PM
Blue Skies (Outtake Version from ’Ship Ahoy’, 1942)
Artist : Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra
Album : Big Bands Swingin' at M-G-M
Label :
12:41 PM
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Artist : Glenn Miller
Album : In True Stereo
Label : Vipers Nest Gold
12:48 PM
Skyliner
Artist : Charlie Barnet
Album : Swing and Sweat
Label : Dave Pell Productions
12:51 PM
Charlies’s Dream
Artist : Benny Goodman Sextet with Lester Young & Charlie Christian
Album : Together
Label : Grammercy Records
12:55 PM
Bugle Call Rag
Artist : Metronome All Stars
Album : A Retrospective 1929-1963
Label : Metronome

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Arts
3:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

This Friday: Johnny Appleseed LIVE on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed will be live in WKMS Studio A for music and conversation in the Noon hour of Sounds Good on Friday, June 20. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis that evening. We'll hear a set of new music, talk about some classic favorites, and learn about how the band originated around the western swing sound.

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

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Culture
12:46 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc

Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.

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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight

The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably on A Prairie Home Companion, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You."  Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.

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Arts
4:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good

Today on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon performed live in WKMS Studio A. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Tracy Ross speaks with Kelsey about her hometown, Monkey's Eyebrow and how she got started, also the inspiration for some of her songs.

Hear the conversation and Kelsey's acoustic session:

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Arts
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee

Pickin Party 2013

The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's Homeplace this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to see old time music on a rustic stage. Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey emcee while Dixie Volunteers, Charlie Stamper, and buck dancer Thomas Maupin and Overall Creek Band perform. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.

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Arts
5:27 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Kelsey Waldon LIVE on Sounds Good Thursday

Thursday on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon LIVE in Studio. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Interview and live performance in the noon hour. Rolling Stone describes her sound as "Tammy Wynette on a trip to Whiskeytown."

Then at 7 PM...

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Environment
11:57 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Three Tiny Puppies!

On this month's Puppies Sound Good, we met three tiny siblings up for adoption. Nelly, Bubbles and Timmy are three 6-week-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell/Pekingese mixes that need homes, and are available at the Humane Society of Calloway County. All three puppies were very well mannered and loved being held by the staff members. Todd Hatton also gets an update from Kathy Hodge about some of the events coming up at the Humane Society.

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Education
12:32 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Marshall Co. 9th Graders Invent Firefighting Device, Compete in National Contest

A team of three 9th graders at Marshall County High School in Benton is developing a device to more effectively combat fires, and their work has won them a week's trip to DC to compete in a national competition, the U.S. Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks Marshall Co. High School science teacher Lisa Devillez to explain how the students got involved and she asks the students to describe the device and explain what it does.

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Arts
2:05 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents "On Golden Pond"

Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens its production of On Golden Pond this Friday for a two weekend run, we hear more about it during today's Sounds Good with director Lissa Graham-Schneider.

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