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.

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Western Kentucky based indie, delta-folk band The Savage Radley is in the final days of their Indiegogo campaign, raising funds for their debut album 'Houses.' Shaina Goodman (Otto Sharp) and Stephen Montgomery stop by Sounds Good to speak with Austin Carter about how the funding will be spent in the recording process and some upcoming concerts.

Council on Postsecondary Education

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Murray tomorrow, welcoming public comment on the development of its 2016-2020 draft strategic agenda. Council President Dr. Bob King speaks with Kate on Sounds Good to share more about the meeting agenda and the proposed draft. 

Courtesy of Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

Caohagan is a 13 acre island in the south Philippines, 10 degrees above the equator. When quilting was introduced to the island, the inhabitants were able to increase their standard of living significantly. Their colorful quilts became increasingly popular worldwide and several are on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with curator Judy Schwender about the exhibit, "A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan" on display through October 13.

More than 1,200 boxes of books sorted by subject matter are now on display at Paducah's St. Paul Lutheran Church for the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library Summer Book Sale Friday and Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jennie Boyarski about the sale highlights.

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Murray State University's first crowd-sourced fundraiser ended with the successful printing of the MSU Jazz Orchestra album "Why We Can Have Nice Things," now available at the University Bookstore, featuring 13 classic tunes, including "Hope Swings Eternal," "Walkin' and Swingin'" and "Why Don't You Do Right." Director Dr. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to preview some songs and his solo performance tomorrow for Carson Center Fridays @ 5. 

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Every year, Charles Edward Hall dons an iconic red suit and white beard, preparing for the role he's played for the last 27 years. He is famously known as Santa to the 26 million people who've attended the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and to the readers of the book he recently co-authored, "Santa Claus is for Real." Charles talks with Kate on Sounds Good about his journey as Santa, his new book, and an upcoming performance for the Twilight Theatre's summer fundraiser.

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After 29 years at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Gail Robinson Butler is retiring tomorrow from her position as Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center. She stops by Sounds Good today to reminisce with Kate on her impactful career and many enjoyable experiences. 

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Nicole Walker, author of the memoir Quench Your Thirst with Salt, comes to the July Reading Series of the Murray State MFA in Creative Writing program. Her book is part cultural critique part scientific treatise on the 'strangeness' of growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Walker about her book, the power of writing and her series of letters to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on her website Nikwalk, protesting cuts to higher education.

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Poets & Writers magazine ranked Murray State's MFA Program the 7th best low-residency program in the nation in 2013. The program is now in its 10th year and to celebrate, special events held this summer include a recent alumni celebration with readings and workshops and a day dedicated to regional writers this Wednesday. Associate Director of the program Carrie Jerrell speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the events. 

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Update: Today on Sounds Good, we featured the six finalists in this contest.

The six finalists are "Paducah True" by Joe Hansen, "Paddlewheels" by George Coryell and Mike Jones, "Paducah, Jewel on the Ohio" by J.D. Wilkes, "Back to Old Paducah" by The Wheelhouse Rousters, "Oh Paducah, on the Ohio" by Suzi Renaud and "Docked in Paducah Again" by Nathan Blake Lynn.

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