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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Murray State University has a large and diverse population of international students from more than 60 countries. In our ongoing Sounds Good series meeting some of them, Matt Markgraf speaks with Maftuna Tojiboeva, a graduate student from Uzbekistan studying for a degree in public administration in the political science and sociology department. They discuss her hometown, learning English, Uzbek food and cultural history and her dreams of studying abroad from a young age. 

[Audio] The Psychology of Persuasion

Apr 19, 2016
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Persuasion is a powerful entity in our lives, and we often use or are exposed to it on a daily basis. Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about common persuasive tactics.

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The Murray State Jazz Orchestra presents its “Swing into Spring” concert tonight. Director Todd Hill join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the band and the upcoming performance.

This week, Playhouse in the Park presents Avenue Q the Musical. Music director Brad Brauser joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about the performance.

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Murray State University TSM hosts Patterns of Distinction Security Matters conference April 28. On Sounds Good, Michael Ramage and Annie Dail speak with Tracy Ross about the goal of the conference and how businesses can become aware of providing levels of security against threats. 

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Later this week, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents “Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” at the Carson Center. Maestro Raffaele Ponti speaks with George Eldred on Sounds Good about the performance.

[Audio, Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Hardy

Apr 13, 2016
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Meet Hardy, a puppy up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Kathy Hodge with the humane society speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Hardy and upcoming events.

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This week, the Murray State University Department of Theatre will put on a showing of the classic "Frankenstein." Director Daryl Phillipy speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about how he’s adapted the classic work.

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Tuesday night, Murray State University will hold its 22nd annual Provost Concert at Lovett Auditorium. Master Gunnery Sgt. Susan Rider of the United States Marine Band and MSU Director of Bands and Orchestras Dennis Johnson speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the performance.

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It's National Library Week. Sandy Linn with the Calloway County Public Library says it's a time to celebrate the positive transformation that libraries bring to communities all across the country. Hear her speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about upcoming CCPL events. 

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