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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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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Education
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.

Sports
2:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

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

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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.

Culture
2:26 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Dancing, Crafts, Food and Fun at the Hopkinsville International Festival

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On Sounds Good, we welcomed Yasamin Ausenbaugh,Director of Christian County Cares 2015. She outlined the events of the International Festival in Hopkinsville at the JEB Convention Center, March 15 & 16. featuring international foods, a global village, international performers from Indian to American, performing Tribal Belly Dance to the Nyama Drum Ensemble. The performers come from the Global Education Center in Nashville. Click here for more information about the festival.

Education
12:20 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Childrens Author Lin Oliver Comes to Madisonville

Lin Oliver Interview
Theo Baker Interview

Lin Oliver is the author of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling Hank Zipzer series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. On Sounds Good, we learned more about the event in Madisonville with Lin and fellow writer Theo Baker. Visit her at linoliver.com.

Education
5:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Parenthood Project: Reading to Your Child

Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (left) with Dr. Sharon Gill (right)

In the second interview of the WKMS Parenthood Project, WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd interviews Dr. Sharon Gill of Murray State's Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, about the importance of reading to your child.

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Arts
4:56 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Folk Musician Peter Yarrow to Speak at Murray State

Joe Baust, Murray State professor emeritus, education, hosts Peter Yarrow of the famed folk group Peter, Paul and Mary for a 2 hour free concert in Wrather Hall on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Yarrow travels spreading the word about his non-profit, Operation Respect, which works to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can occur free of bullying, ridicule and violence. Joe spoke to Kate Lochte about the upcoming event, during Sounds Good.

Arts
11:27 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd

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Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success “out there” in major markets.  This time we meet a co-founder of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, Jon Cowherd.

Pianist Jon Cowherd is a member of jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson's band, and his instrumental work has graced albums by the likes of Rosanne Cash, Lizz Wright, Iggy Pop, Marc Cohn, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams. He tours with Ms. Wilson, Rosanne Cash and also his Fellowship Band, which he co-founded with percussionist /bandleader Brian Blade with whom he discovered musical brotherhood while both were students at Loyola University in New Orleans. 

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Culture
9:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Western Kentucky Historian & Musician Featured on Sounds Good

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WKMS hosts a special early-bird fundraising event with live string band music in Studio A for Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. One of the rotating hosts of Music from the Front Porch, Mike Gowen, joins in to introduce old-time string music of the Purchase Region with Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey, known through Bawn in the Mash and other groups. 

As part of today's special presentation, Nathan plays music from his historical music project titled The Places I Used To Know. The album features 10 original songs focused on Lynn’s experiences in the Jackson Purchase. All songs were written, performed, and engineered by Lynn at his farm in Heath, Kentucky. For more information visit nathanblakelynn.com.

See a video describing the album and a special fundraiser premium after the jump.

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Sports
3:51 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Racers Update with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross spoke with to "The Voice of The Racers" Neal Bradley about all things Racer Basketball. They caught up on the last couple of weeks of Racer basketball, specifically the last four games, and preview tonight (Thursday) and Saturday's games. Also, they preview next week's OVC tournament in Nashville.

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