Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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

January 04, 2013

11:00 AM
Blew Out the Walls
Artist : ALO
Album : Sounds Like This
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12:51 PM
Say So
Artist : Allen Stone
Album : Allen Stone (Album)
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12:51 PM
Boom Boom
Artist : Big Head Todd and The Monsters
Album : Beautiful World
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12:51 PM
Set Fire to the Rain (feat. Stick Figure)
Artist : Josh Heinrichs
Album : Set Fire to the Rain (Single), Cover
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12:52 PM
Call Him Daylight
Artist : Hiss Golden Messenger
Album : Poor Moon
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12:52 PM
I Will Love You
Artist : Summer Twins
Album : Summer Twins (Album)
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12:53 PM
On The Radio
Artist : Regina Spektor
Album : Begin to Hope
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12:53 PM
One Silver Dollar
Artist : Marilyn Monroe
Album : Marilyn Monroe 50th Anniversary Album
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12:54 PM
Vermelho
Artist : Vanessa Da Mata
Album : Multishow Ao Vivo Vanessa da Mata
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12:54 PM
Boils
Artist : Cody Chestnutt
Album : Plague Songs
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12:54 PM
Hang Loose
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
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12:55 PM
Gimme The Frosty Plate
Artist : Niles Philips
Album : Rejunction
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12:59 PM
Venice
Artist : The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Album : This is an Adventure
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1:05 PM
The Impression That I Get
Artist : The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Album : 90's Rock Number 1's
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1:06 PM
The Way
Artist : Fastball
Album : All The Pain Money Can Buy
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12:25 PM
Step Right Up
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Small Change
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1:29 PM
Right Place Wrong Time
Artist : Dr. John
Album : In The Right Place
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1:35 PM
Dance With Me
Artist : Bobby McFerrin
Album : Bobby McFerrin (Album)
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1:36 PM
Long Hot Summer Days
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : Sara Watkins (Album)
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1:50 PM
Deer Creek Canyon
Artist : Sera Cahoone
Album : Deer Creek Canyon (Album)
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1:50 PM
Fisherman
Artist : The Peach Kings
Album : Handsome Moves
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1:51 PM
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : Best Of/20th Century
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12:56 PM
Life’s A Happy Song Finale
Artist : The Muppets
Album : The Muppets (Movie Soundtrack)
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12:57 PM
Snow Bound
Artist : Alphonse Mouzon
Album : Mind Transplant
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Arts
4:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Wayne Harper Previews Neighborhood Night Concert, Hot August Blues Fest

Local musician and educator Wayne Harper stops by our studios to play some blues ahead of his free concert with The Harper Brothers Band during "Neighborhood Night" on August 22,  at Kenlake State Resort Park. The concert comes ahead of the Hot August Blues Festival in the park's amphitheater, August 23-24. In this conversation with Kate Lochte, Wayne previews both events, talks about what it's like to play with the Alonzo Pennington Band, and more. See more about the Hot August Blues Festival.

Education
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth

Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance age to 18 as well as Kentucky's new eTranscript program for high school students.

Education
5:27 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Nina & The Pinta Sail into Green Turtle Bay

Credit Green Turtle Bay Resort, Facebook

The Nina & The Pinta first mate Stephen Sanger tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good what it’s like to sail a ship like Christopher Columbus did in advance of the ships docking for visitation at Green Turtle Bay Marina August 29 through September 8. The ships are true replicas of the originals that sailed the ocean blue in 1492. All are invited to visit the "sailing museums" for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Sanger also tells Kate why these ships are actually a little bit better to sleep on than the originals. See more about the event at Green Turtle Bay's Facebook page.

Arts
5:19 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Market House Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Market House Theatre in Paducah kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season this month so Executive Director Michal Cochran visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the golden time and an upcoming Community Street Fair, on August 24 - featuring art, music, dance and drama. They also talk about the first production of the season, Godspell, opening in September, and some other events and activities coming up at Market House Theatre. Click here for more about the 50th season at Market House.

Arts
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Youth Report: A Conversation With British Animator David Firth

Kayla Eicholtz on the left, David Firth on the top right, and a screen from his cartoon, Salad Fingers. Photos on the right from fat-pie.com

The short version of the conversation heard on "Sounds Good"
The extended, full version of the conversation

British animator David Firth has gained a large following and acclaim over the years on YouTube and the animation website Newgrounds for his darkly humorous and surreal work. WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz admires the artwork in his videos and was curious to find out more about his creative process, to learn that while some artwork may be strange and possibly even scary, the originality of the idea can be a determining factor in how interesting a piece of art is. She spoke with Firth over the phone, while he was on a trip through Europe seeking inspiration, in Switzerland at this particular moment.

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Arts
12:03 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Dawson Springs Resident Remembers Friends Who Were Movers and Shakers

Jean Massamore

    

Long-time art teacher Susan Perry Mestan of Dawson Springs passed in 1997. Long-time collector of Japanese kimonos and paperworks Claude Holeman of Dawson Springs passed last month. Their friend and collaborator Jean Massamore of Dawson Springs remembers them, in this conversation with Kate Lochte, as carpenters worked in the back of her home, filled with books and her artwork, and Claude's sister Nancy Ann Holeman Holmes sitting by. 

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Culture
4:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

Credit pbs.org

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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Sports
4:23 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Annual Graves Co. Truck & Tractor Pull this Weekend, Benefiting Christmas Assistance Programs

Credit Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Larry Wooley of the Graves County Truck Pullers Association joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good, to talk about the Truck & Tractor Pull, this Saturday. Six years ago, Larry and members of the association decided to host a benefit show for the school system. Since then, they've raised more than $125,000. This year's event will be held 7 p.m. on Saturday (August 17) at the Mayfield Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Christmas assistance programs. Tickets are available at the gate, $10 for adults, $5 for children between 5 and 12, free for children 4 or under.

Culture
1:51 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Why the Warren Thomas Museum Needs Your Help

Credit jacksonpurchasehistory.org

The church that beards Warren Thomas' name in Hickman, Kentucky, officially opened in 1869, and the first educational classes for African Americans began in its basement the next year. Fire destroyed the first building, but in 1898, another permanent building opened and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 115 year old church structure has suffered theft and other problems that must be fixed before visitors can experience the site again. Kate Lochte has more with Jeannette Dean, who chairs the Warren Thomas Historic Society that strives to preserve this memorial to African American leaders of the 19th Century in Hickman.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

MSU Athletic Director on NCAA Rules Changes

Murray State University’s Athletic Director Allen Ward takes a look at NCAA rules changes and steps he's taken to ensure the university's compliance. He also talks about the new season ahead for Murray State on the field and on the court. It's Coach Chris Hatcher's fourth year, and several players who are key to the football team's success this year. He talks about Coach Steve Prohm's recent recruitment and some returning players and putting together a new team. 

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