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

February 06, 2013

11:05 AM
Get Up!
Artist : Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Album : Get Up!
Label : Stax
11:11 AM
No One To Run With
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Mycology: An Anthology
Label : Sony
11:17 AM
You Haven’t Done Nothin’
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : The Definitive Collection
Label : Motown Universal
11:35 AM
Another New World
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Ahoy!
Label : Nonesuch
11:43 AM
For Emma
Artist : Bon Iver
Album : For Emma, Forever Ago
Label : Jagjaguwar
11:46 AM
Sleepless
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : Tell Me
Label : Nonesuch
11:50 AM
Jim Cain
Artist : Bill Callahan
Album : Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Label : Drag City
11:54 AM
The DNR Waltz
Artist : Wooden Wand
Album : The Briarwood Demos
Label : Fire Records

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Education
2:52 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Donna Crouch on the Gateway Academy in Mayfield

Kate Lochte speaks with Donna Crouch, Principal of Gateaway Academy High School in Mayfield, on Sounds Good. They talk about the efforts of Gateway Academy to issue diplomas to some who might not otherwise receive diplomas, how Gateway stands out in the state of Kentucky and other similar schools, some changes coming to the school, and the recent graduation of their 500th student.

Arts
4:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Botanical Art and More at Mayfield's Ice House Gallery

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Shane Gregory speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Ice House Gallery in Mayfield. Shane talks about the current exhibit, Botanical Art, running through July 20. The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild hosts artwork depicting botanical subjects in painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture. In addition to the current gallery, the Ice House houses a meeting space for local quilters, a photographers group, painters group, and other workshops. See more at IceHouseArts.org

Arts
2:47 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Town & Gown Community Band Perform Saturday at Lovett

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Murray Town & Gown Community Band Conductor Todd Hill and Murray State Director of Community Relations Mark Welch join Tracy Ross today on Sounds Good to speak about the Murray Town & Gown Community Band concert coming up this Saturday in Lovett Auditorium during the city's Freedom Fest, prior to the fireworks display. Town & Gown is a partnership between the university and the city of Murray, geared towards facilitating the discussion and opporunity for collaborative events, philanthropy, and service. See more at about Town & Gown.

Society
12:30 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

50 Years Later: Reflections on President Kennedy's Berlin Speech

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous "ich bin ein Berliner" speech to West Berlin, underlying support for the West 22 months after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this statement of US policy and its impact on the Cold War.

A few days ago in my American History class, I lectured on the early years of the Cold War of the late 1940s and early 1950s. With rapt attention, young Racer Nation listened to me drone on and on about the Berlin Airlift and the fact that the city would become what I called a “pregnant symbol” of the U.S.-Soviet conflict. 

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Food & Recipes
4:46 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Artisan Kitchens' Summer Recipes Sound Good

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In our first installment of Summer Recipes Sound Good, David Jones of Artisan Kitchen cooks up some refreshing entrees, including a fresh Mediterranean chopped salad with cucumber and feta, a mango salsa with jalapeno, Italian bread salad and more. He talks about a cooking class opportunity at Artisan Kitchen and how to pick the perfect watermelon. Artisan Kitchen is located at 1704 Broadway in Paducah.

For more, visit ArtisanKitchen.net.

Arts
4:31 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Music @ MAC: Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three this Friday

Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three headline the next Music @ MAC, the music performance series at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. Also playing is the Wheelhouse Rousters (Nathan Blake Lynn, Josh Coffey, Eddy Coffey). Performance is Friday, June 28, doors open at 6 and show starts at 7. Tickets are $15. Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertaining, innovator, and preservationist. His music combines jazz, ragtime, country blues and western swing. He speaks with Kate Lochte and Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about his music and the upcoming performance.

More information and tickets available at MaidenAlleyCinema.org.

Arts
5:26 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

ROMP Music Fest Returns to Owensboro

Punch Brothers

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross welcomes ROMP Team member Chris Langdon of the International Bluegrass Music Museum to talk about this year's music festival. Be listening for the fabulous music lineup including The Punch Brothers, Merle Haggard,  Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many others, at ROMP next Wednesday through Saturday in Owensboro’s Yellow Springs Park. Tickets are $45 for a single day, or $135 for the weekend. See more at RompFest.com.

Arts
12:33 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Three New One-Act Plays at Kenlake Twilight Theatre this Summer

A vacation highlight of our region is Twilight Theatre Productions' summer season at Kenlake State Resort Park. It opens this Friday night and features dinner and three new one-act plays by New Yorker Charles Messina, original works performed in professional production. There are Friday and Saturday night shows through August 2. Shirley T. Johnson is the sparkplug behind Twilight Theatre Productions. Her director is actor Charles Edward Hall, whose career started with Mrs Johnson and her husband Robert E. Johnson, for whom the theatre at Murray State University is named. Kate Lochte speaks with Charles Edward Hall.

More at the Twilight Theatre Productions website.

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Culture
2:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

A Preview of Murray's Freedom Fest 2013

Murray Tourism and Convention Center’s Executive Director Erin Carrico previews Murray’s Freedom Fest with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. Freedom Fest kicks of Friday, June 28 with a street fair featuring vendors and a free outdoor concert by Matty McRee and Clarence Dobbins. Saturday's events include a parade, kid's activities, a 5k, and one of western Kentucky's largest fireworks displays. See more at TourMurray.com.

Education
1:38 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp

Young Authors Camp 2013 Group Photo
Brooke Lovett, Camp Director, Young Authors Camp

Last week, several children from across the region, between the ages of 8 and 12, came to the campus of Murray State University for the annual Young Authors Camp. These young authors practiced writing for fun in a variety of styles from poetry to fictional stories, skits, and more, under the direction of classroom instructors. For more about this year's Young Authors Camp, WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.

Recordings from the Young Author's Camp: 

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