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 10, 2013

11:05 AM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Willie & The Wheel
Label : BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS
11:07 AM
Tennessee Waltz
Artist : Sam Cooke
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2006
Label : Oxford American
11:11 AM
Get In Get Out
Artist : Randall Bramblett
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2000
Label : Oxford American
11:24 AM
Superstition
Artist : Estelle
Album : War Child Heroes
Label : Astralwerks
11:27 AM
Making Time
Artist : Creation
Album : Rushmore OST
Label : Fontana London
11:30 AM
San Tropez
Artist : Pink Floyd
Album : Meddle
Label : Capitol Records
11:34 AM
Wishlist
Artist : Pearl Jam
Album : Yield
Label : Sony
11:38 AM
It Ain’t No Fun To Me
Artist : Al Green
Album : Let's Stay Together
Label : Fat Possum
11:43 AM
Bells Of Harlem
Artist : Dave Rawlings Machine
Album : A Friend Of A Friend
Label : Acony Records
11:47 AM
Tennessee
Artist : Silver Jews
Album : Bright Flight
Label : Drag City
11:51 AM
Baby Took A Limo To Memphis
Artist : Rosie Flores
Album : This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark
Label : Icehouse Music
11:56 AM
Delia’s Gone
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : American Recordings
Label : American Recordings
11:58 AM
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Black Orchid
Label : Fantasy
12:04 PM
Strange Brew
Artist : Cream
Album : Disraeli Gears
Label : Polydor / Umgd
12:07 PM
It’s A Shame
Artist : The Spinners
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
12:10 PM
Let’s Get Out Of This Country
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : Let's Get Out Of This Country
Label : Merge Records
12:14 PM
Two Birds
Artist : Regina Spektor
Album : Far
Label : Warner Bros.
12:40 PM
Wonderwall
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Love Is Hell
Label : Lost Highway
12:44 PM
Morning Blues
Artist : Smoke Fairies
Album : Through Low Light And Trees
Label : Year Seven Records
12:47 PM
Just Be Simple
Artist : Songs: Ohia
Album : The Magnolia Electric Co.
Label : Secretly Canadian
12:52 PM
Barton Hollow
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Label : Sensibility Music
12:55 PM
White Chalk
Artist : PJ Harvey
Album : White Chalk
Label : Island

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Arts
4:05 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Affrilachian Poet Presents 'Redefining the Region' at McCracken Co. Library

Bianca Spriggs
Credit mclib.net

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker calls Bianca Spriggs the "new standard bearer for the Affrilachian Poets," the group he founded. Spriggs is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Lexington, KY where she is a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. She presents "Redefining the Region: Pushing Poetry Through Cultural Space" this Thursday (February 27) at 7 PM in Paducah for the McCracken County Public Library's "Evenings Upstairs" series. Kate speaks with Spriggs on Sounds Good.

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Business
3:36 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

New Net Neutrality Rules Explained

The issue of net neutrality has seen a resurgence on across the internet again after the announcement that Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to make its service run faster. The principle of net neutrality is that no internet service provider give favor to a particular company where, for example, the highest bidder could therefore throttle broadband connections. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management Associate Director Michael Ramage talks about last week's FCC announcement of plans for new net neutrality rules on Sounds Good.

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Sports
2:07 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Final Stretch in Regular Season

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley stops by the WKMS studios to talk with Tracy Ross about all things Murray State sports. In this week's conversation, they review the Racers' recent games and preview the final stretch of the regular season ahead of OVC and NCAA tournaments.

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Culture
3:51 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis

East St. Louisans from the early 1900s, found in the basement old home of a neighborhood photographer.
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The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on Sounds Good ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.

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Society
2:04 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Nutritionist Gives Practical Health Tips at Maiden Alley Event

Victoria LaFont, NTP, CGP
Credit nourishsystem.com

"Common Sense Nutrition: Uncommonly Good Results" promises to be an entertaining evening of  nutritional myth busting and practical health tips with Certified Nutritionist Victoria LaFont at Maiden Alley Cinema, March 6. Kate speaks with LaFont on Sounds Good, for a preview of the informative event.

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Education
2:14 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

New Initiatives in Student Employment at Murray State

A change is in the making that will effect Murray State students regarding campus employment. MSU currently employs over 2,500 students on the main campus and demand for jobs is increasing. Officials are trying to meet the growing need of students seeking employment as a means to finance their education while on campus and to improve job placement after graduation. Murray State Vice President for Student Affairs Don Robertson and Director of Career Services Ross Meloan visit Sounds Good to talk about the new initiatives both on and off campus. 

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Government
2:09 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Futurist Explains Concern Over Kentucky Legislative Issues

Ivan Potter at WKMS

Planner and futurist Ivan Potter worries about the impact on Western Kentucky of certain 2014 KY General Assembly bills, including those involving eminent domain, the public service commission, the budget and nuclear waste. He discusses the Kentucky political outlook with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Culture
3:46 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

What's Happening at the Calloway County Library

In our regular monthly conversation with Calloway County Library's Sandy Linn,  Linn talks about the upcoming Dr. Seuss Celebration, a new book club at Hickory Woods Retirement Center and other book clubs including the Ft. Donelson Discussion Group.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Murray Art Guild Seeks Local Artists for 'Visual Evidence'

Murray Art Guild is calling for entries for its 26th annual exhibition celebrating local and regional contemporary artists. MAG Director Debi Danielson joins Kate Lochte for more about Visual Evidence 2014 - the entry deadline is Wednesday, February 19. The opening reception is March 15.

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Arts
12:19 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Love Poems Sound Good 2014! Read the Winning Poems

Happy Valentine's Day! What better way to celebrate than to read WKMS love poems? Tracy Ross and Rebecca Feldhaus-Adams read the top 10 poems today during Sounds Good. In addition to hearing their lovely poetry, they also received a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in Paducah. A special thank you, with hugs and kisses, to everyone who sent us a love poem this year! Will you be in the Top Ten in our Love Poems 2015 contest?

2014 Love Poems Top 10:

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