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 21, 2013

11:05 AM
Hell On Wheels
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
11:08 AM
New Days
Artist : Delta Rae
Album : Carry The Fire
Label : Sire / Wea
11:11 AM
Tennessee Flat-Top Box
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential Johnny Cash
Label : Sony
11:14 AM
Oh Me Oh My
Artist : Deadstring Brothers
Album : Cannery Row
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:26 AM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : The Lemonheads
Album : It's A Shame About Ray
Label : Atlantic
11:30 AM
Crazy Love, Vol. II
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Graceland
Label : Sony Legacy
11:34 AM
Goin’ Down To Monte Carlo
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Born To Sing: No Plan B
Label : Blue Note Records
11:44 AM
Black Sheep
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:47 AM
Cavalier
Artist : Shovels and Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Label : Dualtone Music Group
11:51 AM
Run Thru
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : It Still Moves
Label : Ato Records / Red
11:57 AM
The Next Big Thing
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Territory
Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
12:04 PM
Talking At The Same Time
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : Anti
12:09 PM
Imuhar
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Label : Nonesuch
12:12 PM
Waitin’
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
12:16 PM
All This Living
Artist : The Black Lillies
Album : Runaway Freeway Blues
Label : Attack Monkey Productions/ North Knox Records
12:33 PM
Lonely Avenue
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Best Of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
Label : Rhino/Wea UK
12:35 PM
Someone Will
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don't End
Label : HUB
12:41 PM
Country Girl
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
12:45 PM
Caught In The Rain
Artist : Preston School of Industry
Album : Monsoon
Label : Matador Records
12:48 PM
Drivin’ On 9
Artist : The Breeders
Album : Last Splash
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:51 PM
The Magician
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Sirens Of The Ditch
Label : New West Records
12:55 PM
Heartbreaker
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Label : Fat Possum

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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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