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

May 09, 2013

11:05 AM
Smoking Gun
Artist : Robert Cray Band
Album : Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Band Collection
Label : Island / Mercury
11:09 AM
Tennessee Jed
Artist : Levon Helm
Album : Electric Dirt
Label : Vanguard Records
11:34 AM
After The Rain
Artist : Smoke Fairies
Album : Through Low Light And Trees
Label : Year Seven Records
11:37 AM
There’s No Leaving Now
Artist : The Tallest Man On Earth
Album : There's No Leaving Now
Label : DEAD OCEANS
11:41 AM
Good Advices
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Fables Of The Reconstruction
Label : Capitol
11:46 AM
Waiting For The End Of The World
Artist : LePercolateur
Album : Pop Manouche
Label : CD Baby
11:50 AM
Big Butter And Egg Man
Artist : Sligo Creek Stompers
Album : Vital Mental Medicine
Label : self released
11:53 AM
Lost Coastlines
Artist : Okkervil River
Album : The Stand-Ins
Label : Jagjaguwar
11:58 AM
New Blues
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Slide City
Label : Rounder Records
12:05 PM
Long Way Down
Artist : Alela Diane
Album : Alela Diane and Wild Divine
Label : Rough Trade
12:08 PM
21st Century Blues
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West Records
12:11 PM
Pancho And Lefty
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Live At The Old Quarter Houston, Texas
Label : Fat Possum/TVZ Records
12:29 PM
Singers And The Endless Song
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost On Ghost
Label : Nonesuch
12:33 PM
No Tomorrows
Artist : The Cave Singers
Album : Naomi
Label : Jagjaguwar
12:37 PM
Bottom Of The River
Artist : Delta Rae
Album : Carry The Fire
Label : Sire / Wea
12:45 PM
The Quotidian Beasts
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Label : DEAD OCEANS
12:52 PM
Girl Called Alex
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Label : Matador Records

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Arts
2:44 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Joe Castillo Demonstrates 'Visual Magic' with "SandStory"

Credit joecastillo.com

The Marshall County Arts Commission presents "SandStory" with Joe Castillo this Saturday (October 19th) at 7 p.m. in the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center of Marshall County High School in Benton. Castillo reached the finals in NBC's America's Got Talent last September. See Joe Castillo's work in action at his website.

See his Sand Art titled "Never Forget" after the jump:

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Society
4:53 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Madisonville Chamber Director on the I-69 Development Conference

Kate Lochte speaks with Hopkins County-Madisonville Chamber Director Lee Lingo about its upcoming I-69 Kentucky Development Conference presented by Rogers Group. The purpose of the Conference, presented by Rogers Group, Inc. is to help communities prepare for the economic benefits and transitions of the I-69 Corridor that is a planned 55 mile freeway overlapping portions of I-24 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, to improve trade and travel across western Kentucky. The Conference is on Tuesday, October 15, from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville. Click here to find out more about the event and how to participate.

Arts
4:25 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Enjoy an Entertaining Gala at Murray State's Taste of the Arts

We talk with Tina Bernot about Murray State’s Taste of the Arts event supporting the College of Humanities and Fine Arts on October 17. She outlines the (mostly) sold-out event and a few items of interest that will be in the silent auction, including unique pieces from the recently razed Ordway Hall. The evening encourages an appreciation and support of the music and arts programs at Murray State. See more information on Murray State's Roundabout Newsletter.

Culture
3:58 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

How to Judge A Country Ham

Credit Trigg County Ham Festival, Facebook

Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Gregg Rentfrow of the UK Extension Faculty about how to judge country hams. The 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival takes place this weekend and many people are bringing hams for judging. Dr. Rentfrow talks about the criteria: confirmation, which is the overall shape of the ham, how plump it is, and whether it has a pleasing shape - like a classic teardrop; workmanship, the ability to clean the ham up - extra curing, mold (yes, mold! he explains this), etc.; and color and aroma! See more about the Trigg County Country Ham Festival on Facebook.

Puppies Sound Good
3:50 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Calloway

Today we met Calloway, this month's featured adoptable puppy at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Calloway is a retriever/husky mix who needs a loving home. She was very sweet and sleepy at WKMS, and a little shy making her radio debut. She's seven weeks old and is one of a litter of six. She'll be a medium to large size dog when she's fully grown. See more information about her on Petfinder.com (where she's listed as a boy!).

See more at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Business
2:08 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

"A Pearl in the Storm" Author Speaks at Paducah Chamber Breakfast

World adventurer, humanitarian, and now, President of Spalding University in Louisville, Tori Murden McClure, speaks about her book "A Pearl in the Storm" for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce 'Power in Partnership' Breakfast October 17. She was the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her book, her travels, work as a humanitarian, and previews the upcoming event. See more on Tori Murden McClure's website.

Health
11:19 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Special Needs Folks Demonstrate Therapeutic Riding Saturday

Credit horsesinc.org

HORSES, Inc's name is actually an acronym:  Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services.  It offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for people with physical, mental or emotional challenges.  Today we meet one of its Board Members, John Maldaner, to speak about the Boots & Bridles Competition Saturday at Carson Park in Paducah.  The all-day event is actually a celebration of the riders with a couple of participation events as well.
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Culture
3:41 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Preview of the 37th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival

Credit Trigg County Ham Festival, Facebook

WKDZ's Melissa Noel has the scoop on this weekend's 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival. UK Extension event organizers who started the Festival said they had to choose between hams and moonshine in celebrating a local product and they thought they ought to go with hams. Kate Lochte speaks with Melissa about the Trigg County tradition and this year's events, October 11 - 12 in downtown Cadiz. See more at hamfestival.com.

Culture
3:37 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

'Mormon Mama' Cookbook Author Seeks Pasta Day Recipe

Kate Lochte speaks with Shannon Smurthwaite, author of "Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook" on Sounds Good. They talk about her inspiration for writing the cookbook, capturing the recipes form her family heritage, and how her Mormon faith has influenced the writing. Shannon is looking for an original pasta recipe in honor of National Pasta Day October 17. Winners get a copy of the cookbook and are featured on her website myitalianmama.com
Sports
4:21 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

Neal Bradley

Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley about the beginning of the football season. We're currently five games in, at 3 and 2. Tracy asks Neal if the Racers are in a better or worse position than predicted. They talk about the position in the OVC for the Racers and how other teams stack up. Near the end of the interview, Bradley talks about the year ahead for the MSU Racers Men's Basketball team. See more MSU sports at goracers.com.

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