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

December 19, 2012

11:05 AM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:05 AM
All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Artist : Various
Album : Midnight Clear
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Regency Music
11:08 AM
Brightest and Best
Artist : Jean Ritchie
Album : Kentucky Christmas Old and New
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Greenhays
11:11 AM
One Winter’s Night
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 12
Label : OMAC Records
11:19 AM
Tea Chinese Dance
Artist : St. Louis Symphony
Album : The Nutcracker/Swan Lake
Composer : Tchaikovsky
TrackNumber : 15
Label : RCA Victor
11:22 AM
Winter, Largo
Artist : Amsterdam Guitar Trio
Album : Vivaldi the Four Seasons
TrackNumber : 11
Label : RCA
11:24 AM
Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
Artist : St. Michaels Singers
Album : The Hymns of Isaac Watts
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Kingsway America
11:26 AM
Christmas Concerto
Artist : Musica da Camera
Album : Corelli, Albinoni, Pachelbel et al
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Honest Linn Records
11:30 AM
First Snowfall
Artist : R. Carlos Nakai - William Eaton
Album : Winter Dreams
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Canyon Records
11:30 AM
O Holy Night
Artist : Edward Gerhard
Album : Chistmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Virtue
11:36 AM
Bright Morning Stars
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems D2
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Rhino
11:39 AM
Simple Gifts
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:40 AM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Mike Richmond, Glen Velez
Album : Nomad Christmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Nomad
11:49 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : Skaggs Family
Album : A Skaggs Family Christmas
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Scaggs Family Records
11:57 AM
Snowfall
Artist : Dan Fogelberg
Album : The First Christmas Morning
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Morning Sky Productions
11:51 AM
Carol of the Bells
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 6
Label : OMAC

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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
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"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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Science
1:47 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day from Southeast Dairy

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According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans will spend $1.1 billion on Valentine's sweets this year, most of it chocolate. Kate Lochte speaks with Southeast Dairy's Nutrition Affairs Program Manager Laura Marbury who offers healthier alternatives for our consideration, and some tips for chasing away the effects of the flu.

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Arts
12:04 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Dan Knowles and Chill Tonic Play Paris, A Preview

Dan Knowles plays a popular tune from the 1850s.

This Saturday, Lee Academy for the Arts in Paris, Tennessee, present Dan Knowles and Chill Tonic in concert beginning at 7 p.m. On Sounds Good, we welcome back multi-instrumentalist, singer and entertainer Dan Knowles for a preview ahead of his concert.

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