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 12, 2013

11:05 AM
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Artist : Sting
Album : The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Label : A&M
11:09 AM
Solsbury Hill
Artist : Peter Gabriel
Album : Hit
Label : Geffen Records
11:25 AM
Can’t Get It Right Today
Artist : Joe Purdy
Album : You Can Tell Georgia
Label : CDBB
11:28 AM
I Should Have Known Better
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume One
Label : Merge Records
11:32 AM
Wild Horses
Artist : Old and In The Way
Album : Self Titled
Label : Arista
11:36 AM
Water From The Well
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
11:42 AM
Funny How Time Slips Away
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Milk Cow Blues
Label : Island
11:46 AM
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Artist : The Band
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Capitol
11:50 AM
Where I Lead Me
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Townes
Label : New West Records
11:54 AM
As Ugly As I Seem
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : Get Behind Me Satan
Label : Warner Brothers
11:58 AM
Dawg After Dark
Artist : David Grisman & Tony Rice
Album : Tone Poems
Label : Acoustic Disc
12:04 PM
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Artist : Professor Longhair
Album : Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology
Label : Rhino / Wea
12:07 PM
Stop Your Knockin’
Artist : Curley Money & His Rolling Ramblers
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #12
Label : Oxford American
12:10 PM
West End Blues
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
12:13 PM
Hang Loose
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
12:27 PM
Passin’ Thru
Artist : Wooden Wand
Album : The Briarwood Demos
Label : Fire Records
12:31 PM
Sweet Jane
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : The Trinity Session
Label : RCA
12:35 PM
Crying
Artist : Roy Orbison
Album : The Essential Roy Orbison
Label : Sony
12:38 PM
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : Stax: Top of the Stax, Vol. 1: Twenty Greatest Hits
Label : Stax
12:42 PM
Stephanie Says
Artist : The Velvet Underground
Album : The Royal Tenenbaums OST
Label : Hollywood Records
12:45 PM
These Days
Artist : Nico
Album : The Royal Tenenbaums OST
Label : Hollywood Records
12:48 PM
Pale Blue Eyes
Artist : Alejandro Escovedo
Album : Bourbonitis Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:54 PM
Fifteen Keys
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : Anodyne
Label : Rhino

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Arts
6:12 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Events at the Calloway County Public Library

Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte. She gives ad update on events at the library, including the status on the flooring project, a preview of the Fort Donelson Community Discussion Group and the topic: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. They also talk about the Monday club and how to access the library through an eReader. See more at callowaycountylibrary.org.

Society
6:04 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center

Credit murraystate.edu

Dr. Marty Dunham speaks with Kate Lochte about Murray State University's College of Education Assessment and Counseling Center. The center provides low cost psychoeducational consultation, evaluation, and counseling services. Some of the issues they commonly help with include adjusting to new situations, depression, stress, homesickness, anxiety and fear, grief, relationship issues, and family problems. See more, including their hours, here.

Society
11:18 am
Fri September 13, 2013

50 Years Later: September Mourn, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

50 years ago this Sunday, an explosion at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama killed four little girls in an act of racially motivated terrorism, marking a turning point in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this tragic moment, and its historical significance in contributing to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

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Education
5:59 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer

The Kentucky Historical Society dedicates an historical marker honoring Marshall County education pioneer Henry H. Lovett Sr. Monday, September 16. Kate Lochte speaks with Becky Riddle of KHS about Mr. Lovett. Lovett was elected head of the Benton schools in 1905, helped establish Benton High School as the first high school in Marshall County. He was later active in the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the first circuit judge of the 42nd district. See more about events at the Kentucky Historical Society at their website

Business
5:33 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum

Based in New York City, Thinc Design is an exhibition design firm that has created museum experiences around the world. It's originator, Tom Hennes, says the Discovery Park of America in Union City, inspired by the philanthropy of retired businessman Robert Kirkland, is full of fascinating exhibits. These exhibits, he says, are inspired by the community of Union City. We've met the Boston-based architect Louis Siriani who designed the building. We meet Tom Hennes with Kate Lochte, as we continue our coverage of this remarkable new tourism feature in our region.

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Environment
11:34 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Fairway

Meet Fairway, a boxer mix up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. He's a very friendly boy, who loved meeting and being pet by everyone at WKMS, he was very mild-mannered and had his tail wagging the entire time in the studio! His foster dad says he was found as a stray on the fairway at a local golf course. He gets along with other dogs and seems to do well with cats and kids. Fairway is approximately one year old and weighs 44 pounds. Read more about Fairway on his Petfinder page.

See adoption information at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Arts
3:05 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Premiere of Ciach's Third Sonata Thursday

Credit sigh-ackmusic.org

Murray State Music Department assistant professor, pianist, composer Brian Ciach premieres his Third Sonata Thursday night at 7:30 in Farrell Recital Hall. Farrell Recital Hall is on the third floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts. The performance is open to all. He performs the music and speaks about it during the 50 minute piece. Kate Lochte learns more about the Sonata with the composer next, including a sneak preview of the Sonata's first movement. See more of Brian's work at his website.

Environment
2:58 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

'On the Grid,' How Regulations Keep Electric Utilities Running Smoothly

Nancy Grant
Credit Jim Battles

In the first of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss  her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. They speak about month's feature, which takes a look at how utility companies operated in the past, in order to understand the present and future. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Environment
4:11 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Calloway Co. Emergency Director on Preparedness Planning

Credit ready.gov

Kate Lochte speaks with Calloway County Emergency Director Bill Call on preparedness planning, including how they prepare for earthquakes and what that involves on a county-wide or region-wide scale. The crux of the September Preparedness Month is to "Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Get involved." They talk about how to check your emergency food supplies and more. See more information at cdc.gov.

Government
4:01 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics'

There are those of us, of sufficient vintage, who can recall people saying, “If you want to vote in Kentucky, you register as a Democrat.”  That always seemed to be a little bit more true here in western Kentucky, the birthplace of Alben Barkley, Wendell Ford, Ned Breathitt, Ruby Laffoon, and Julian Carroll. Of course, western Kentucky is more competitive today politically, but one has to wonder how our part of the Commonwealth became a Democratic bastion in the first place. Dr. George Humphreys is the director of Madisonville Community College’s Muhlenberg campus and an alumnus of Murray State’s History Department.  He’s the author of The Democratic Rock of Gibraltar: The Rise and Fall of Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal, slated to come out next spring.  He’s on the line today to speak with us about it.

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