Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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March 31, 2014

11:05 AM
The Garden Song
Artist : Amanda Shires
Album : Down Fell the Doves
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Lightning Rod Records
11:19 AM
Well It’s Fine
Artist : Nick Waterhouse
Album : Holly
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Innovative Leisure
11:22 AM
Walkin’ Down the Country
Artist : Shuggie Otis
Album : Inspiration Information/ Wings of Love
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Legacy
11:27 AM
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : The Ultimate Otis Redding
ReleaseYear : 1990
Label : Warner Special Markets
11:29 AM
You Never Need Nobody
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : The Lone Bellow
ReleaseYear : 2013
11:34 AM
Let Love Stand A Chance
Artist : Charles Bradley
Album : Victim of Love
ReleaseYear : 2013
11:40 AM
Green, Green Rocky Road
Artist : Oscar Isaac
Album : Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Nonesuch
11:43 AM
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : MCII
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Merge Records
11:47 AM
Inside the Molecules
Artist : Chad VanGaalen
Album : Soft Airplane
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Sub Pop
11:51 AM
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : Whatever And Ever Amen
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : 550 Music/Caroline
11:54 AM
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Damn!
ReleaseYear : 1995
Label : Verve Records
12:05 PM
Hold On
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Ato Records
12:08 PM
I Love Everybody
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : Second Winter
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Sony
12:24 PM
I Believe She’s Lying
Artist : Jon Brion
Album : Meaningless
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Jon Brion
12:28 PM
She Belongs To Me
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Postcards of the Hanging: Grateful Dead Performs the Songs of Bob Dylan
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Grateful Dead/Rhino
12:35 PM
Kiss Me Goodbye
Artist : Johnathan Rice
Album : Trouble is Real
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Reprise
12:40 PM
Take It From Me
Artist : Andrew Combs
Album : Worried Man
Label : Coin Records
12:45 PM
Far Celestial Shore
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : ANTI Records
12:48 PM
I Am That I Am
Artist : Peter Tosh
Album : Equal Rights
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Sony Legacy
12:52 PM
Artist : Pedro the Lion
Album : Control
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Jade Tree
12:55 PM
Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : The Good Life
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Bloodshot Records


1:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

John James Audubon State Park Celebrates 75 Years

Kids in the John James Audubon Discovery Center

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.

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.

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.

2:30 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

"Explore Kentucky's Diverse Fiddling Traditions" at MCLIB's 'Evenings Upstairs'

Credit KET

MCLIB's next Evenings Upstairs program on March 21 at 7 pm is titled "Explore Kentucky's Diverse Fiddling Traditions." John Harrod has been performing over forty years as he brings old music to new generations. Because of its location between major routes of western migration, Western Kentucky became a melting pot of culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Harrod explores the region's musical roots and gives a preview on Sounds Good.

1:29 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Carson Center Class Acts Series: Where in the World is the Symphony?


Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Carson Center in Paducah presents the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in performance for the second time in its Class Acts Education Series. 3rd through 6th graders are going to hear a concert featuring the music of Bizet, Beethoven, Copland, and many more. PSO Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti tells us more about the show and the instrument "petting zoo" feature. Click here for more information.

Puppies Sound Good
12:04 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Lady and Kenai

Kenai's first adventure is to WKMS!

Puppies Sound Good second Wednesdays monthly on WKMS. Kathy Hodge from the Humane Society of Calloway County brought in two very sweet and cuddly dogs today. Lady is a Pekingese Mix, and a recent mother. Her puppies turn 8 weeks old today! She was curious about the radio station, adventurous but calm and happily greeted everyone she met. Kenai is a baby Dachshund/Beagle Mix who was a little nervous when he first came up, but it was his first adventure. He loved being cuddled and fell asleep in Todd's arms during the conversation. Both dogs need loving homes. Here's more information about them and about how to adopt:

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2:57 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Lone Oak High School Senior Competes in Poetry Out Loud Championship

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Jazmyne Lilly, Senior from Lone Oak High School, competes in the state Poetry Out Loud Championship in Frankfort Tuesday, March 12.  She is one of three seniors from our region among seventeen finalists for the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth in national competition.  She previews her recitation of a Carl Sandburg poem for us.

2:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Meet Leva Bates, Madisonville Native, MSU Graduate and Professional Wrestler


Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success in major markets. This time we meet professional wrestler Leva Bates, former Madisonville resident, Madisonville high school graduate, and Murray State University graduate. She made her professional debut in 2006, and has since won the CCW Women's Championship, SCW Women's Championship, and USCW Women's Championships. In 2012, Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked her among the 50 best female singles wrestlers. Initially, Leva attended FXE Wrestling School to become a manager, but was informed by her teachers that she wasn't a manager, she was a wrestler.