Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

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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The new exhibit, "Common People in Uncommon Times," a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - the Civil War Experience in Tennessee - is showing at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center through March 28. Myers Brown, formerly of the Tennessee State Museum, now of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, curated the 10 panel exhibit of photographs and artifacts. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks brown about the diverse array of personalities whose stories illustrate a land divided.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from MSU’s position in the state legislature to a much-discussed tobacco ban and even some Racer football. Here’s a quick look at the conversation.

Here's the outlook for who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, January 26

Curator Myers Brown is with us in the first hour to describe the Tennessee State Museum's Civil War exhibit, Common People in Uncommon Times, at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies joins us in the second hour to discuss legislative priorities for 2015, President Obama's plan for free community college, how the tobacco free policy will be enforced and the hiring of the new MSU football coach.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Eight Days of Hope is a rapid-response disaster team comprised of more than 3,000 volunteers across the country. They recently met in Buffalo, New York to assist with recovery after the November blizzard. They went to Tupelo, Mississippi to help after a tornado demolished the area. The organization is spinning off a new ministry in Hope Reigns, who is in Murray Saturday (Jan. 24) at Kroger to recruit volunteers. Ron Meloan and John Fuqua visit Sounds Good to tell Kate Lochte what the faith-based organization is all about and how you can get involved.

Tab Brockman,

The Murray State Racer Basketball team is riding a 13-game winning streak going into tonight's game with Eastern State University. Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley on Sounds Good, with a recap of recent games and his thoughts on some of the potentially tough match-ups ahead.

Becky's New Car is a "new" romantic comedy that Market House Theatre Executive Director Michael Cochran describes as funny, then touching, then profound. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the story of a middle-aged woman who takes a look at her life and wonders "Is this all there is?" Cochran also previews the 1920s-themed Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball and how to get VIP tickets.

Western Kentucky Polar Plunge, Facebook

The Polar Plunge takes its sixth annual dive in western Kentucky on February 21 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, where more than 800 are expected to jump into frigid water to benefit Special Olympics groups in the region. Coordinator Laura Miller joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about how to register for the costume contest, what it's like to take the plunge and what happens if you're "too chicken" to jump. 

Empty Bowls "Throwathon" Tonight

Jan 21, 2015
Empty Bowls Project of Paducah, Facebook

There's another throwathon at the Paducah School of Art this evening, until 7:30, in preparation for Paducah's Empty Bowls event on February 21. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Terra about this community project that donates funding to Community Kitchen, an organization that serves over 54,000 free meals annually to people in the Paducah area.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

After a large turn out at their recent community read event of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, Calloway County Public Library staff are preparing another community read and are currently seeking suggestions on books and topics. CCPL's Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good to talk about this and other projects for 2015, including a Civil War film series and a field trip to a book festival, which features Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series.

Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their annual book sale event this weekend, featuring a huge collection of books priced at $1 dollar and a special table of early editions, local authors and art books priced a little higher. On Sounds Good, Ann Carneal says proceeds go to library services: from books to services like children's programs and continuing education. She also offers some 'pro tips' for hunting your next good read.