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

November 06, 2012

11:05 AM
Funny How Time Slips Away
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Storytellers
Label : SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
11:08 AM
Time Is On My Side
Artist : Irma Thomas
Album : Six Feet Under - Everything Ends OST
Label : Astralwerks
11:10 AM
Time Will Tell
Artist : Bob Marley
Album : Songs Of Freedom
Label : Island
11:28 AM
James K. Polk
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : A User's Guide to They Might Be Giants
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:31 AM
Fortunate Son
Artist : Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album : Chronicle, Vol 1
Label : Fantasy
11:33 AM
Ohio
Artist : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Album : Decade
Label : Reprise Records
11:36 AM
U.S. Blues
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : One From The Vault
Label : Arista
11:43 AM
Changes
Artist : David Bowie
Album : Best of Bowie
Label : Virgin Records Us
11:47 AM
Watching The Wheels
Artist : John Lennon
Album : The John Lennon Collection
Label : Capitol
11:50 AM
Political World
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Oh Mercy
Label : Sony
11:54 AM
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : A Decade Of Hits 1969-1979
Label : Polydor/Universal
11:58 AM
Electioneering
Artist : The String Quartet
Album : Strung Out On OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead
Label : Vitamin Records
12:05 PM
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Artist : The Clash
Album : Combat Rock
Label : Epic/Sony
12:08 PM
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
Artist : XTC
Album : Nonsuch
Label : Geffen Gold Line Sp.
12:13 PM
Nothing’s Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Nothing's Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Label : Bloodshot
12:37 PM
Wayside (Back In Time)
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugarhill
12:40 PM
He’s A Mighty Good Leader
Artist : Beck
Album : One Foot In The Grave
Label : Iliad Records
12:44 PM
From Red To Blue
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : WIlliam Bloke
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:47 PM
The Unwelcome Guest
Artist : Wilco and Billy Bragg
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:52 PM
Christ For President
Artist : Wilco and Billy Bragg
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:55 PM
All Along The Watchtower
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Best of Bob Dylan
Label : Sony

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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.
Credit againstalltheodds.com/gallery.php

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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