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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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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