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

February 12, 2013

11:05 AM
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Artist : Sting
Album : The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Label : A&M
11:09 AM
Solsbury Hill
Artist : Peter Gabriel
Album : Hit
Label : Geffen Records
11:25 AM
Can’t Get It Right Today
Artist : Joe Purdy
Album : You Can Tell Georgia
Label : CDBB
11:28 AM
I Should Have Known Better
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume One
Label : Merge Records
11:32 AM
Wild Horses
Artist : Old and In The Way
Album : Self Titled
Label : Arista
11:36 AM
Water From The Well
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
11:42 AM
Funny How Time Slips Away
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Milk Cow Blues
Label : Island
11:46 AM
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Artist : The Band
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Capitol
11:50 AM
Where I Lead Me
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Townes
Label : New West Records
11:54 AM
As Ugly As I Seem
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : Get Behind Me Satan
Label : Warner Brothers
11:58 AM
Dawg After Dark
Artist : David Grisman & Tony Rice
Album : Tone Poems
Label : Acoustic Disc
12:04 PM
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Artist : Professor Longhair
Album : Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology
Label : Rhino / Wea
12:07 PM
Stop Your Knockin’
Artist : Curley Money & His Rolling Ramblers
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #12
Label : Oxford American
12:10 PM
West End Blues
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
12:13 PM
Hang Loose
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
12:27 PM
Passin’ Thru
Artist : Wooden Wand
Album : The Briarwood Demos
Label : Fire Records
12:31 PM
Sweet Jane
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : The Trinity Session
Label : RCA
12:35 PM
Crying
Artist : Roy Orbison
Album : The Essential Roy Orbison
Label : Sony
12:38 PM
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : Stax: Top of the Stax, Vol. 1: Twenty Greatest Hits
Label : Stax
12:42 PM
Stephanie Says
Artist : The Velvet Underground
Album : The Royal Tenenbaums OST
Label : Hollywood Records
12:45 PM
These Days
Artist : Nico
Album : The Royal Tenenbaums OST
Label : Hollywood Records
12:48 PM
Pale Blue Eyes
Artist : Alejandro Escovedo
Album : Bourbonitis Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:54 PM
Fifteen Keys
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : Anodyne
Label : Rhino

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WKMS Contest
10:26 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becca Kilby, winner of the WKMS Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational! With roughly 340 votes tallied, she's going to the Dylan concert having received 160 votes. Jeff Finley came in second with 90 votes. Thanks to everyone for voting! Hear the winning song and the finalists below.

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Arts
11:41 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Meet Megan Nesbit, new Executive Director of the Janice Mason Art Museum

Kate Lochte meets Megan Nesbit, Executive Director of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz. She talks about how she came to the region, the history of the museum, and how exhibits are orchestrated. Megan also talks about an upcoming exhibit featuring middle and high school art in Trigg County and how students and art teachers are able to accomplish creative works with limited resources.

Education
11:29 am
Tue March 26, 2013

CLUE Conference Addresses Risk Prevention and Management of Community Health Issues

Kelly Kleinhans, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Human Services at Murray State talks with Kate Lochte about MSU's upcoming CLUE Conference (April 4-6). CLUE stands for Collaborative Learning and Unlimited Excellence. The conference addresses a multidisciplinary approach to risk prevention and management of community health issues. It's designed to bring together community stakeholders, academics, and professionals to generate solutions to current problems associated with risk prevention and management across environments.

Culture
1:14 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Trigg County Civil War Days at Lake Barkley State resort Park

Gary Polete joins us from the grounds of Lake Barkley State Resort Park where Trigg County Civil War Days are underway through Sunday. Highlights include artillery night fire at dark tonight and Saturday, a ladies tea under the camp tent at 11 Saturday, a Blue and Gray Camp Ball from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and a re-enacted battle with cavalry and artillery at 1 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Organizer Polete expects about 300 re-enactors in full costume unless cold weather deters.

Society
1:11 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Revitalizing the Higgins House and Other Murray Main Street Projects

Deana Wright visits Sounds Good Friday to give an update on work on revitalizing the Higgins House just west of the Murray Calloway County Public Library on Main Street. Wright says that Main Street is looking at about $200,000 in repairs before "the pretty" work begins to convert the hundred year old home into public spaces, particularly for social gatherings involving fewer than 50 attendees. Also, learn more about the 100 Year Anniversary of the County Court House on the Murray square to be celebrated on May 7.

Environment
1:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

John James Audubon State Park Celebrates 75 Years

Kids in the John James Audubon Discovery Center
Credit parks.ky.gov

Henderson, Kentucky’s John James Audubon State Park celebrates a milestone this year. Park Volunteer Tom Jake spoke with Kate Lochte about the exhibits he’s working on for the fabulous museum there, which displays the renowned artworks and personal memorabilia of the Park’s namesake. 

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Good Reads
3:58 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

MSU Professor Emeritus Pens 'Hell' of A University Farce

Dr. Kenneth Tucker, professor emeritus of Murray State University's department of English and philosophy, has added another novel to his list of published titles. Hell is Where the Heart Is, which Tucker describes as an unabashed farce about behind-the-scenes events at a state university, is now available to the public. He spoke with Tracy Ross about the book, now available in paperback, on Sounds Good. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.

Business
3:21 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO Talks Financial Trouble, Job Cuts

Last week, Murray Calloway County Hospital announced the elimination of 28 jobs. MCCH CEO Jerry Penner says the cuts are results of a turbulent healthcare environment including low patient volume and declining Medicaid reimbursements. Shelly Baskin speaks with Penner about the details surrounding the cuts, and the financial trouble related to Managed Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act.

Culture
4:49 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Shirley Jackson, Making Broadband Connections Among Quilters

WK&T featured Shirley Jackson on a recent magazine cover due to her use of its broadband services for making connections among quilters for socializing and for her business, Custom Quilting by Shirley. She specializes in the cover stitching and finishing of quilts, and says the internet has broadened her sources of inspiration.

Good Reads
3:09 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

How Bourbon Become a Unique Product of Kentucky Heritage

Michael Veach is the Associate Curator of Special Collections at The Filson Historical Society in Louisville. He's also the only professional bourbon historian in the country and has recently written a book titled Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage. In the book, Veach reveals the true story of how bourbon became a unique product in Kentucky heritage. Kate Lochte spoke with Veach for Sounds Good. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.

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