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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Society
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Former Murray Banker Joins National Board of Directors of Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Harold Doran
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In 1994 the surprising diagnosis that their two-year old son Will had type -1 diabetes drew Harold and Kelly Doran of Murray to the Diabetes Research Institute. Harold Doran joined the Institute’s National Board of Directors in 2005 and was appointed its chair last year. Doran tells Kate Lochte how a surprising diagnosis in 1994 led his family to the Institute and their support for it.

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Good Reads
11:08 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Good Read: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

If you're thinking about holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Arts
12:30 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Yeiser Art Center Bringing Arts to Community at All Levels

Credit Courtesy Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center has been promoting art and artists to the Paducah community for more than half a century. The center features local and international exhibits of all kinds of visual art. It also operates the only officially designated Kentucky Crafted gift shop in far western Kentucky. Joining Angela Hatton to talk about how the Yeiser is working to keep the visual arts thriving is Executive Director Josh White.

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Arts
12:03 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Author Hook Talks About the Writing Life and Her New Novel

Tina L. Hook
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Tina L. Hook is a Murray resident and a newly published author. Her first novel, Enchanted by Starlight, was released earlier this year in paperback and on Kindle. One blogger calls the book, “chick lit with just a hint of paranormal.” It’s the story of three women whose lives take an extraordinary turn when an enchanted comet gives each of them a special power. One becomes a socialite, another makes men fall in love with her, and the third looks for revenge.

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Culture
4:09 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Dickens’ Alley and Main Street Merriment

Every year Murray Main Street combines caroling, lighting the Christmas Tree, and a recreation of a Victorian England Alley for visitors to enjoy, topped off with a tuba/Euphonium concert at the Robert O Miller Conference Center. We welcome Ebenezer Scrooge to learn more about Dickens’ Alley, a narrow passageway behind the Maple Street Businesses on the Court Square in Murray, between 4th and 5th Streets.

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Society
11:40 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Downtown Turnaround, Retail Climate & Initiatives in Madisonville Area

How is the retail climate among Madisonville and Hopkins Co. merchants? What initiatives are they doing for the holidays? Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Harriett Whitaker, President, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce about what the community is doing and the 'ARTcans,' part of the Downtown Turnaround Partnership.

WKMS Press Releases
3:12 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Sounds Good Wreath Contest Winners

Wreath Contest 2012 Waterfield Library

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has announced winners of its holiday wreath making contest. Wreaths are on display in Murray State’s Waterfield Library through the end of November and then most go to Murray Calloway County Hospital to decorate for the holiday season. Images of all wreaths are also on the WKMS Facebook page.

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Arts
11:34 am
Fri November 16, 2012

West Side Story Revival Comes to Paducah

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The original production of West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957. The film version premiered in 1961, and won a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is a favorite among many for its high energy dance numbers, its memorable songs, and its enduring storyline. The traveling production of West Side Story comes to the Carson Center in Paducah, November 19 and 20. Angela Hatton spoke with Theo Lencicki, who plays Riff, the leader of the white street gang, the Jets.

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Arts
2:54 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

MSU Theatre Dept. Presents "Harvey"

Harvey is Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play from 1944 about a man and his giant invisible rabbit. Tracy Ross speaks with Darryl Phillipy, the director of Harvey which plays November 15-18 at Murray State's Robert E. Johnson Theater. See more on the Theatre Department website.

Arts
12:15 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Murray State Art Auction Raises Money for Scholarships, Program

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The Murray State University Art Auction features artwork both by faculty and students, as well as MSU alumni and area artists. It’s a chance to both see what the region is producing artistically and take some of it home with you.

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