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

January 28, 2014

11:05 AM
Victory
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Palomino
Label : Banjado Records
11:09 AM
Dark Road
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Build Me Up From Bones
Label : Sugar Hill
11:12 AM
Where Can I Go?
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : Once I Was An Eagle
Label : Ribbon Records
11:31 AM
Only A Song
Artist : Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
Album : Dear Companion
Label : Sub Pop
11:35 AM
Brokedown Palace
Artist : Bonnie Prince Billy / Brightblack
Album : Pebbles And Ripples
Label : Self-released
11:40 AM
Desolation Row
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Train Home
Label : Shout Factory
11:48 AM
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Artist : Colin Meloy
Album : Sings Morrissey EP
Label : Self Released
11:51 AM
One
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : American III: Solitary Man
Label : American Recordings
11:55 AM
Loro
Artist : Pinback
Album : Self Titled
Label : Ace Fu Records
11:59 AM
The Last Polar Bear
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Slide City
Label : Rounder Records
12:05 PM
How Can I Keep From Singing
Artist : Pete Seeger & Friends
Album : Pete
Label : Earth Music
12:08 PM
Of Time And Rivers Flowing
Artist : Pete Seeger & Friends
Album : Pete
Label : Earth Music
12:30 PM
Sea Of Glass
Artist : Shelby Earl
Album : Swift Arrows
Label : CD Baby
12:33 PM
El Paso (Unreleased Mix)
Artist : The Gourds
Album : Oxford American Southern Music Sampler
Label : Oxford American
12:36 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Fade
Label : Matador Records
12:46 PM
Bottle In My Hand
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)
Label : Lost Highway
12:49 PM
Own Side
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : Own Side Now
Label : Ato Records
12:52 PM
Following The Rain
Artist : Mark Lanegan
Album : Has God Seen My Shadow: An Anthology 1989-2011
Label : Light in the Attic
12:56 PM
One More Heartache
Artist : Marvin Gaye
Album : Anthology
Label : Motown

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Environment
10:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction

Steve Schneiderman teaches in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State. In the wee hours of the morning he goes to his office for the solitude of after-hours and chuckles as he writes the continuing adventures of technically proficient but otherwise feckless detective Louie Leppedimay (a.k.a. Lippodoodle, Lippadoomie, and other similar attempts at the name). Schneiderman credits Mel Brooks as one of his inspirations.

Culture
3:44 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

West Kentucky Highland Society's Robert Burns Supper This Weekend

Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, lived just 37 short years, but left a powerful legacy of poems celebrating the folk songs of his native land and his own romantic expression. Master Robert Valentine, faculty member of Murray State University, publisher of Murray Life Magazine, and Scot, serves as Master of Ceremonies for a Robert Burns Supper Saturday, January 26 at the Murray Woman's Club House. He visited our Sounds Good Tuesday to talk about the poet and the dinner.

Environment
3:34 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

TVA Hacking Program in 80's Results in Robust Eagle Populations in West Ky

Dr. Steve White joined Murray State University in 1981 about the same time as the local TVA hacking program was underway. Captive-born eaglets were released into the wild without human contact to repopulate the region whose habitat is preferred by eagles. Eagles stay where they learn to fly and today the resident population is stable and thriving. Dr. White gives the historical perspective.

Culture
12:30 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Chinese Author Counsels Embrace Diversity

Credit cathybaobean.com

Murray State’s College of Education Human Development and Leadership Program brings author/educator Cathy Bao Bean to campus tomorrow for a community presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium, Room 240 of Alexander Hall.  Bao Bean has made a life work of learning and laughing about cultural differences. Bean spoke with Kate Lochte for Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:06 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Marshall County Native Makes Music in Nashville's Indie Scene

We continue our occasional series about young artists whose foundations are in western Kentucky but whose work is bringing them success in larger market areas. We've visited with Vic Mazzone in Los Angeles and Candra Kennedy in Philadelphia. This time we go to Nashville for a profile on an indie artist who was born in Murray, raised in Marshall County. Jordan Hamlin is multi-instrumentalist in Nashville's indie music scene.  She tours with Katie Herzig, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and others.

Society
10:47 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce

Through West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc., Jackie Eubanks coordinates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). It's for income eligible, unemployed seniors 55 years old and older to develop new skills and gain confidence for return to the workforce. There are immediate openings in Calloway County. Click here for more information.

Arts
11:29 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Meet Pennyroyal Arts Council's New Executive Director

Margaret Prim succeeds Carol Barta as Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville.  There’s a reception for Barta on January 17, and the Council hosts the Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour at the Alhambra on January 25, 2013. She spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Puppies Sound Good
12:03 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Laura and Lera on Puppies Sound Good

Two adorable terrier mixes, Laura and Lera came up to the station for Puppies Sound Good! Every second Wednesday of the month, Kathy Hodge of the Calloway County Humane Society brings up puppies looking for homes. This month: Laura and Lera, part of a litter of five girls, described as looking like a little bit of everything, but mostly terrier. They have big paws, so we think they'll grow up to be medium-sized adult dogs. If you are interested in adoption, please visit their website: www.humanesocietyofcallowaycounty.org.

WKMS Press Releases
10:55 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Dr. Bob to Guest Host Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Lochte, host of The Eisenhower Hour, returns to WKMS after a two-year hiatus. Dr. Bob will sit-in for host Tracy Ross during Sounds Good, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., the second Friday of each month beginning January 11.

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Education
2:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Glenda Adkisson on The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is bringing a FREE Department of Homeland Security-certified course on Responding to the Functional Needs Populations of Rural America to Grand Rivers, Kentucky on January 24th. It's the first time this kind of training has been in our region. The deadline for registration for this program is Thursday, January 10. Glenda is the course instructor.

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