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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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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Puppies Sound Good
2:58 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Cheyenne

This month on "Puppies Sound Good" Chad Lampe welcomes Husky mix Cheyenne and Kathy Hodge, Brandi King of the Calloway County Humane's Society and Cheyenne's current foster care taker Auriel Lyford. Hodge and King discuss the adoption and fostering process along with an upcoming pet adoption day, December 1st, and the annual "Pet Photos with Santa Claws" event, December 8th at the Weaks Community Center in Murray. See more information at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Culture
11:49 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Comedian Etta May Performs in Greenville

You may have heard us giving away tickets to see Etta May performing at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall Creative and Performing Arts Center in Greenville. Kate speaks with the comedian about her upcoming performance.

Culture
11:45 am
Tue November 13, 2012

"Elmo Makes Music" at Murray State's CFSB Center This Weekend

Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” is at Murray State’s CFSB Center Saturday and Sunday. Recent allegations regarding the actor providing the voice of Elmo have spurred him to take a leave of absence from the show even as he denies the accusations, but Sesame Street Workshop says, “Elmo is bigger than any one person and will continue to be an integral part of Sesame Street to engage, educate and inspire children around the world.”

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Society
4:51 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

United Way Invites Non-Profits to 'GetConnected'

United Way organizations across the nation are inviting community non-profit agencies and organizations to use a new service from Galaxy Digital called GetConnected. It's an easy aggregator for information about what the groups do and what they need.  It also allows volunteers to identify themselves.  Murray Calloway Count's GetConnected site is up and running at volunteermurray.org.  Jennifer Revell, coordinator for Service Outreach of Murray State's Regional Outreach office in Heritage Hall, came by Sounds Good to explain how to get involved with GetConnected. She welcomes questions at 270-809-5099.

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