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

April 12, 2013

11:04 AM
Wake Up, Little Susie
Artist : The Everly Brothers
Album : 55 Essential Tracks
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11:08 AM
Venus
Artist : Frankie Avalon
Album : The Best of Frankie Avalon
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11:11 AM
Wonderful World
Artist : Sam Cooke
Album : Greatest Hits
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11:18 AM
Almost Grown
Artist : Chuck Berry
Album : The Definitive Collection
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11:25 AM
A White Sport Coat
Artist : Marty Robbins
Album : Marty Robbins - 16 Biggest Hits
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11:27 AM
You’ll Never Know
Artist : The Platters
Album : All Time Greatest Hits
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11:29 AM
Mr. Lee
Artist : The Bobbettes
Album : I Shot Mr. Lee
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11:33 AM
Who’s Sorry Now
Artist : Connie Francis
Album : Her Greatest Hits
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11:39 AM
Summertime Blues
Artist : Eddie Cochran
Album : The Best of Eddie Cochran
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11:45 AM
See You Later, Alligator
Artist : Bill Haley and the Comets
Album : Rock Around the Clock
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11:48 AM
Seventeen
Artist : The Fontaine Sisters
Album : The Ladies of Pop
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11:50 AM
Jerry Lee Lewis
Artist : Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On
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11:53 AM
Without Love
Artist : Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters
Album : Fools Fall in Love
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11:57 AM
Peggy Sue
Artist : Buddy Holly
Album : Greatest Hits
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11:59 AM
Bandstand Boogie
Artist : Les Elgart
Album : The Band of the Year
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12:04 PM
Rock and Roll is Here to Stay
Artist : Danny and the Juniors
Album : Danny and the Juniors and Other Great Hits
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1:04 PM
The Wallflower (Dance with Me Henry)
Artist : Etta James
Album : Most Essential Blues
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12:11 PM
Too Young
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : The Unforgettable Nat King Cole
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12:21 PM
A Teenager in Love
Artist : Dion and the Belmonts
Album : The Best of Dion and the Belmonts
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1:21 PM
Teddy Bear
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : 30 #1 Hits
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1:26 PM
My Boy Elvis
Artist : Janis Martin
Album : The Female Elvis
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1:32 PM
All I Have to Do is Dream
Artist : The Everly Brothers
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1:33 PM
Diana
Artist : Paul Anka
Album : Diana - His Greatest Hits
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1:34 PM
Sweet Nothin’s
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Definitive Collection
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1:37 PM
Charlie Brown
Artist : The Coasters
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1:38 PM
Mr. Sandman
Artist : The Cordettes
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12:46 PM
Sixteen Candles
Artist : The Crests
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1:46 PM
Little Star
Artist : The Elegants
Album : One Hit Wonders, Vol. 4
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12:52 PM
Love Letters in the Sand
Artist : Pat Boone
Album : Love Letters
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12:54 PM
Believe What You Say
Artist : Ricky Nelson
Album : Greatest Hits
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1:54 PM
The Great Pretender
Artist : The Platters
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1:58 PM
Woo Hoo
Artist : The Rock-a-Teens
Album : The Rock A Teens
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Arts
4:53 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Tommy Thompson Previews Presentation on Rockabilly Pioneer Ray Smith

Many early Rock & Roll stars hailed from the historic Jackson Purchase, including Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore. After 1952, many of them gravitated to Memphis, Tennessee to record with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. The Sun roster reads like a who's who of Rock & Roll: Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis... and a western Kentucky truck driver named Ray Smith. In 1959, Smith's Sun single "Rockin' Little Angel" hit number one, and through he never returned to the top of the U.S. charts, he continued to tour the world and record until his death in 1979. Paducah native Tommy Thompson knew and played with Ray Smith, and tonight (July 25), at the McCracken County Public Library, he presents a program on this rockabilly pioneer's life and career. Todd Hatton spoke with Thompson to get a preview.

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Education
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

WKCTC President on Transition Center for USEC Workers, and More

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.

Education
4:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

MSU Hutson School of Agriculture Dean on Technology, Education, and More

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They take a look at agriculture in the region and across the state, how technology has changed the course of agriculture and education, and work at the Breathitt Veterinary Center. See more about the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Society
4:33 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Cool Off at an Ice Cream Social in Paris

Credit visitdowntownparis.com

First Bank vice president and Downtown Paris Association president Kathy Ray visited Sounds Good Wednesday to share the news about DPA's "Cool Treats, Classic Cars and Crazy Contests" event Saturday, July 27th from 3 to 6 p.m. around the Henry County Courthouse Square. Hear all about this fundraiser for the Caring Hearts Fund and DPA, including details on the ice-cream eating challenges and the frozen t-shirt contest. See more at visitdowntownparis.com.

Education
4:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Audio Profile: Governor's Scholars Class

Murray State, Bellarmine College, and Morehead State campuses host the 2013 class of Governor's Scholars, a summer residential program for outstanding rising seniors in Kentucky high schools. The office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise provide financial support so students attend at no charge. The program has grown from about two hundred students at one location in 1983 to over a thousand at three locations this year. The program's core curriculum includes a focus area, or major, general studies, and seminars. Dr. Bella Ezumah of the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications brought her 18 student class to WKMS and we created this audio portrait together.

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Education
4:25 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Murray State Launches New Management Degree Program

Murray State's Teresa Betts joined Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today. She’s the assistant professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration who will take the lead in rolling out Murray’s new degree program in logistics and supply chain management that meshes with WKCTC’s degrees in Logistics and Operations Management or Business Administration. They also discussed how the expansion of the Panama Canal influenced this program, and what the implications of the expansion are for the community.

Arts
4:08 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Quilt City Showdown Pits Paducah Improv Teams

The Quilt City Showdown pits Paducah Improv teams in smart comedic performance at the Carson Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Improv team Terry Little, Audra Todd, and Stacy Smith give us a taste of the action on Sound Good. Billed as a 'no holds barred comedy cage match,' two improv groups will face-off in a high energy, game show format, with the grand prize being 'a hand-crafted trophy constructed of 24 carat gold, Hornbill Ivory, and Amazonian rosewood.' The show is in the Myre River Room, tickets are $5. Click here for more information.

Culture
3:48 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point

Credit Poverty Point State Historic Site, Facebook

Tracy Ross speaks with Anthony Ortmann, Murray State Archaeologist, contributing to new thinking about the prehistoric earthworks at Poverty Point. These were built about 3500 years ago on the edge of the Mississippi floodplain in northeastern Louisiana. One of the mounds stands 72-feet high and has a base almost the size of 10 football fields. They speak about how Anthony came to work at Poverty Point and why the site is historically significant, also, new findings and research about the site. Click here for more about Poverty Point and how to visit.

Environment
3:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Ky Association for Environmental Education Hosts Networking Opportunity at Lake Barkley

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Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, about enrollment for a conference at Lake Barkley in mid-September. The annual KAEE conference is designed to make connections across disciplines and age groups in the state of Kentucky with the common goal of working to build a sustainable environment through education. Conference strands include environmental education in practice and an in-depth look at skills related to environmental issues. Click here for more information.

Sports
4:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

'An Evening of Excellence' with Ray Lewis at MCHS

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Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the year and 12 time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens headlines “An Evening of Excellence” at the new McCracken County High School August 17. MCHS Football Coach Jack Haskins Kate Lochte more about it during Sounds Good. Lewis is involved in charitable activities, including his own Ray Lewis 52 Foundation, providing personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth. Click here for information on how to attend.

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