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.


The third in our series on depression includes how technology aids therapy strategies and how to choose therapists, asking questions to ensure evidence-based practice. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Michael Bordieri, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State.

MSU Breathitt Veterinary Center, Facebook

(*Correction: We previously reported that this facility will be the only Biosafety Level 3 lab in Kentucky, but it will be the second. The Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM) Reaesarch Facility at the University of Louisville also has Level 3 capabilities)   

Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville was built in 1968, with a substantial addition in 1982. A facility to replace it has been a talking point with the Council on Post Secondary Education and the Kentucky General Assembly for years. This year, the Kentucky legislature provided funding for the new 53,000 square foot facility. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wade Northington about its construction on Sounds Good

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"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk all things Murray State Racer football. This week, they discuss on the Racers' losses to Western Michigan and Jacksonville State, and look ahead to the game tomorrow at Cookeville versus Tennessee Tech. 

Murray Police Department, Facebook

The Murray Police Department begins their eight-week Citizens Police Academy this Monday, giving members of the community insight into the realities behind everyday police work. Sergeant Dave Howe says often people get a perspective of the police from national media, television and movies, and that a lot of times it's not entirely accurate - especially in rural areas. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the topics covered: from crime scene investigation to the court room procedure, to how to protect yourself in your home.

Commentator Michael Cohen returns with another round of "Uncommon Mysteries" on Sounds Good. The first is also happens to be the first novel in The New York Trilogy, penned by Paul Auster. City of Glass, published in 1985, is considered a "soft-boiled, meta mystery" by critics, inspired by the postmodern movement in which the author himself is referenced as a character in the story. Drawing from Don Quixote, the private investigator struggles with madness, identity and reality.

Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah launches Project Fit America at its 8th school today, at Calvert City Elementary. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dona Rains about the two-year fitness program aimed at reducing childhood obesity, including new playground equipment with fitness stations, curriculum, teacher training and a fit lifestyle in their daily lessons.

Saturday's concert of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra showcases the symphonic poem based on 1001 Nights: Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherezade."  The program also features 2014 Young Artist Competition Winner Mary Grace Bender on cello. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the program of American, English, Italian and Russian compositions.

Murray State University's ROOTS 5 Music Concert comes to the Lovett Auditorium stage on October 7, featuring Grammy-nominated Mark Newton and Steve Thomas headlining with a bluegrass set, along with Jason McKendree on banjo. Also, Nashville-based Chris Scruggs and the Stone Fox 5 with vintage country and western swing, featuring Kenny Vaughan (named best guitarist in the Nashville Scene Music Awards). Ted Belue stops by Sounds Good with a preview. 

Easter Seals West Kentucky, Facebook

Children with complex medical conditions can play and learn with other kids in the safe and nurturing environment of The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky. it's the region's first medically-based childcare facility and it opened its doors exactly one year ago. There's an anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. today (September 30) at the 801 North 29th Street, Paducah location. Kate Lochte speaks with Director of Nursing Jessie Meiser on Sounds Good.

Celebrating the completion of the new Marshall County Children's Arts Center, the Marshall Co. Arts Commission and the City of Benton are throwing a ticketed party. Anne Riley of the Arts Commission speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event on October 16 and updates on the current status of the new building, as well as some of the events that have already gotten underway there.