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

May 01, 2013

11:05 AM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc
11:08 AM
Lucille’s Honky Tonk
Artist : Deadstring Brothers
Album : Cannery Row
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:12 AM
Guitar Town
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : The Definitive Collection 1983-1997
Label : Hip-O Records
11:29 AM
Willie
Artist : Cat Power
Album : The Greatest
Label : Matador Records
11:35 AM
I’ve Got Dreams To Remember
Artist : Delbert McClinton
Album : Best Of Delbert McClinton
Label : Curb
11:41 AM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Elmore James
Album : King Of The Slide Guitar
Label : Capricorn / Umgd
11:44 AM
It’s The Whiskey That Eases The Pain
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugarhill
11:49 AM
All The Money I Had Is Gone
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : Winter Hours
Label : Black Hen Music
11:53 AM
Take Five
Artist : String Cheese Incident
Album : Carnival '99
Label : SCI Fidelity Records
12:05 PM
Houston, TX
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Born On Flag Day
Label : Partisan Records
12:08 PM
Santa Fe
Artist : Eilen Jewell
Album : Queen Of The Minor Key
Label : Signature Records
12:22 PM
Born At The Right Time
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Rhythm of the Saints
Label : Sony Legacy
12:26 PM
The Crane Wife 3
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The Crane Wife
Label : Capitol
12:31 PM
Happiness
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : Figure 8
Label : Dreamworks
12:36 PM
Heart (Things Never Shared)
Artist : Doug Martsch
Album : Now You Know
Label : Up Records
12:40 PM
Tame A Wild One
Artist : JJ Grey & Mofro
Album : This River
Label : Alligator Records
12:45 PM
Actress
Artist : Jim James
Album : Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
12:49 PM
Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright)
Artist : Jim Guthrie
Album : The Believer, June 2005 music issue
Label : The Believer
12:53 PM
The Last Pale Light In The West
Artist : Ben Nichols
Album : The Last Pale Light In The West
Label : Rebel Group
12:56 PM
Moanin’ The Blues
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Original Singles Collection
Label : Mercury Nashville

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Society
4:00 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Author of "Black & White in a Multi-Colored America" Holds Book Signing at MSU

Monday, April 22, nurse Galileo Simmons is at a book-signing at Murray State University's Bookstore from 11 to 2. When she was 14, Galileo's mom, Freeda J. Simmons-McMillan said that Galileo would publish books, but would not necessarily have written them. When Freeda sustained fatal injuries in a freak car accident, Galileo resolved to publish the collection of her mother's journals about what she'd learned about people through her own nursing career. And so she has: Black & White in a Multi-Colored America Volume 1 is available now from West Bow Press. She spoke with Kate Lochte over the phone today on Sounds Good.

Arts
3:51 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

"Pickin' for the Playhouse," Renovation Benefit at Murray Theatre

One of the region's first outdoor music festivals is set for tomorrow at Murray's Playhouse in the Park. Two PIP volunteers, Erica Mehta and Stephen Keene, joined Sounds Good to speak about "Pickin' for the Playhouse." Playhouse in the Park Community Theatre in Murray hopes to renovate its restroom facilities and lobby with proceeds from a bluegrass/Americana festival Saturday, April 20, featuring a bill of five performances from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See more at the Playhouse in the Park website.

Society
11:41 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Rotary Club of Cadiz Fundraising for Community Youth and Seniors

Trigg County Schools Superintendent Travis Hamby with WKDZ General Manager Beth Mann
Credit cadizrotary.org

Please Note: We were only able to record the second half of this interview.  

Cadiz Rotary Auction Chair Dr. Shae Godwin updates us on the final day of the fundraiser seeking to raise $200,000 for the youth and senior citizens of Trigg County. Every year, Trigg County Rotarians raise money for youth and senior activities in the community, including the Trigg County Ambulance Service Toys for Tots, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Senior Nutritional Assistant Program, etc. Learn more about the auction and how to give at the Cadiz Rotary website.

Good Reads Kids
2:32 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Good Read: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, a 2013 Printz Honor recipient for young adults that The New York Times describes as "a masterwork from a treasure and hero of a writer... that will delight you."

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Arts
2:26 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Turning an Old Church into a Spa in Market House Play "Hallelujah Girls"

Credit mhtplay.com

This weekend, the "feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia," are on stage at Paducah's Market House Theatre's production of "The Hallelujah Girls", a joyful comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, authors of "The Dixie Swim Club". Yesterday, Kate Lochte spoke with "Hallelujah Girls" director Bonnie Daniels.

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Culture
5:02 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

PSO's Amy Sanders Previews the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

The 2013 LowerTown Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner and Amy Sanders of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's staff shares the rundown on the music line-up during Sounds Good. The festival runs from May 17-19 on 7th and Madison in Paducah. WKMS will be broadcasting live on the evening of Friday, May 17th. More information about that coming soon! Click here to see festival news and the complete schedule.

Education
4:56 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NPR Morning Edition Co-Host David Greene Comes to Murray April 25

Michael Robinson joins us on Sounds Good. His winning Murray High School speech team benefits from a speaking engagement on April 25th in Murray that bring's NPR's Morning Edition co-host (and former Murray resident) David Greene to Murray. Click here for more information about the visit.

Arts
4:52 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

MSU Theatre Presents Irish Comedy "She Stoops to Conquer"

MSU Theatre presents Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night" this weekend in Robert E. Johnson Theatre. The production is an Irish comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, about a young lady posing as a serving girl to win the heart of a shy young gentleman. Deceits stack up into hilarious twists and turns over the course of a single evening. Faculty director Matthew Crider previews the show on Sounds Good.

Sports
4:06 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

PADD's Emily Clime Previews Purchase Area Senior Games

Purchase Area Development District's Emily Clime joins us for the second hour of Sounds Good with information about the Purchase Area Senior Games, May 6th through the 10th, the first step in qualifying for the Kentucky State Senior Games in Frankfort in September.

Arts
4:03 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

MSU Director of Bands Previws 19th Annual Provost's Concert

Dennis Johnson at WKMS

Murray State University Director of Bands Dennis Johnson join us on Sounds Good to preview the 19th Annual Provost's Concert, this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium and includes guest trumpet artist Joe Burgstaller and a premiere of a composition by MSU's Dr. Michael D'ambrosio.

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