Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
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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Arts
2:42 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The Savage Radley Launch Indiegogo Campaign for First Album

Members of The Savage Radley on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Rural western Kentucky band The Savage Radley were WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists in 2014 and were the first band to play the WKMS Live Lunch series. Based in Murray, they have a blues, folk sound in the Delta-style. Otto Sharp and S. Knox Montgomery join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about their recently launched Indiegogo campaign for their first album, "Houses."

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Education
11:05 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Murray State Graduate Establishes Scholarship for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Ray Chumbler IV passes on a check for the establishment the Ray IV Autism Scholarship Endowment at Murray State to Jennie Rottinghaus in the office of development.
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Tall, dark-haired and slender, Ray Chumbler IV is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Murray State University in Non-Profit Leadership Studies. He's also been a student ambassador for the Office of Student Disability Services, working to increase an awareness about people who are on the autism spectrum, like he is. He shares his experience living with autism, being diagnosed as a teenager and his hopes for the Ray Chumbler IV Autism Scholarship Endowment scholarship with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:52 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Kentucky Arts Council Encourages Artists to Enter National WWI Memorial Contest

The United States World War One Centennial Commission Logo
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A national competition for the design of a new WWI Memorial in Washington DC, offered by the WWI Centennial Commission, is getting underway. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows about how Kentucky artists can submit their plans and other programs offered by the Council this summer.

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Education
3:40 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

All About McCracken County Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program

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McCracken County Public Library gets ready to kick off their summer reading program this June and July, for three age groups: children, teens and adults, with grand prizes including an iPad, Chrome Book, Kindle Fire and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the library's youth services manager Linda Bartley and adult services manager Sara McGowan about the challenges and encouraging literacy.

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Science
3:05 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

"Don't Fry Day" How to Take Precaution Against Skin Cancer

"Don't Fry Day" Promotion
Credit National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, Facebook

Last Friday was what the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention called "Don't Fry Day," raising awareness for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Earlier last week, the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library hosted a presentation by Kentucky Cancer Program Cancer Control Specialist Joan Lang. Lang speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about how to take precaution against and how to identify the signs of skin cancer.

Sports
12:21 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

MSU Alumna Alexis Love Trains for Rio Olympics

Alexis Love
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Murray State alumna Alexis Love finished her college career as a three time All-American, OVC Athlete of the Year, NCAA Division 1 Finalist and Top 25 ranked in the US in the indoor 200 meter. Now as a post-collegiate athlete she's working on getting a bid to compete in next August's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's all about time, as we learn in Love's conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Society
4:49 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation Coordinates First Annual Kindness Color Walk

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Two out of every ten students experience bullying, says Susan Guess of the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation. While this is an improvement, Guess says  it's still a large number of students and is unacceptable. She says we need to be intentional about how we treat one another and is demonstrating this in the first annual Paducah Kindness Color Walk planned for August 8th in Noble Park. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Guess about the event and other anti-bullying efforts.

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Arts
4:01 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Free Concerts at the Paducah Riverfront this Summer

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Paducah Parks Services hosts a free concert series this summer featuring national and local acts on the Wilson Stage by the riverfront at the end of Broadway. The kick-off is May 28, featuring Louisville group Harpeth Rising and local group The Wheelhouse Rousters. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo about RIVERfront Concert Series.

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Education
2:37 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Summer Reading, Concerts, Films & More at Calloway County Library

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Summer reading programs at Calloway County Public Library are getting underway. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the library's Sandy Linn about how to sign up and other events planned from concerts to films to a book sale. 

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Arts
2:09 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Local Artists' Collaborative Video Art Showing in Venice Festival

Still from "Mary" by Paul Lorenz and Glenn Hall
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"Mary" is a short video artwork about a woman in crisis now showing in a segment o the SELF festival in Venice, Italy through this month, an event coinciding with the famous Venice Biennale. Artists in our region collaborated on the production. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paul Lorenz of STUDIOmars in Paducah's LowerTown Arts District, who composed the musical score; and Glenn Hall, whose professional photographic work ranges around Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky, the video director for this piece. 

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