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 16, 2013

11:05 AM
Hotel California
Artist : Gipsy Kings
Album : Volare! - The Very Best Of The Gipsy Kings
Label : Nonesuch
11:11 AM
City On Fire
Artist : Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Album : Midnight Radio
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:14 AM
February Seven
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Universal Republic
11:32 AM
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Artist : Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:35 AM
Blues With A Feeling
Artist : Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Album : An Anthology: The Elektra Years
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:40 AM
100 Years Ago
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Goats Head Soup
Label : UMe
11:44 AM
Walkin’ Blues
Artist : Hindu Love Gods
Album : Self Titled
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:49 AM
Kindhearted Woman Blues
Artist : Bob Margolin & Pinetop Perkins
Album : Hellhound On My Trail - The Songs of Robert Johnson
Label : Telarc
11:53 AM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Sony
11:55 AM
Honky Tonk Blues
Artist : The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Label : Capitol
11:58 AM
Slapback Blues (with Derek Trucks)
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Guitars
Label : MCCOY TYNER MUSIC
12:04 PM
Blue Skies Again
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : Tell Me
Label : Nonesuch
12:08 PM
Napoli
Artist : Giant Sand
Album : Is All Over the Map
Label : Thrill Jockey
12:12 PM
Jawbone
Artist : The Band
Album : Self Titled
Label : Capitol
12:36 PM
I Live On A Battlefield
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe
Label : Yep Roc Records
12:40 PM
Trip Through Your Wires
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Label : Island
12:43 PM
John Saw That Number
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Label : Anti
12:47 PM
Tarnished Gold
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
12:50 PM
Harlem River Blues
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Harlem River Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:53 PM
Big Mouth Blues
Artist : Gram Parsons
Album : G.P.
Label : Reprise / Wea
12:57 PM
Love Please Come Home
Artist : Split Lip Rayfield
Album : Never Make It Home
Label : Bloodshot Records

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

"Putt" Children First Fundraiser for Youth Mentors, Feb. 15

West Kentucky Mentoring provides one-to-one site-based mentoring services to youth between the ages of 5 to 18. They match caring adults with youth in various sites like schools libraries and homes; spending time helping with homework, sports and talking about life. Director Suzy Crook joins Kate on Sounds Good to talk about the first annual "Putt" Children First Fundraiser, February 15 at Treasure  Golf in Murray.

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Sports
4:21 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Showdown with Belmont

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley returns to our studio to speak all things Murray State basketball with Tracy Ross. This week, they talk about Murray State's nationally televised OVC showdown with the Belmont Bruins tonight at 8 p.m. at Curb Event Center in Nashville, on ESPU.

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Arts
4:05 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Kentucky Governor's Mansion Seeks Student Art & Essays

Credit Kentucky Governor's Mansion, Facebook

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is seeking original art and/or essays form public, private and home school students as part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Governor's Mansion, also known as "People's House."  Rebecca Blessing of the Kentucky Department of Education joins us on Sound Good with the details.

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Culture
3:46 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Murray Attorney Pens True Tale of Murder and Redemption

In 1922, the Graves County Sheriff was murdered in the courthouse in front of several witnesses. A few days later, his wife is appointed sheriff and begins her quest for redemption. Murray attorney Sid Easley tells this true tale in his book, A Courthouse Tragedy. Easley joins Kate Lochte in the studio during Sounds Good to describe the fateful events and reads from his book.

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Culture
3:50 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

50 Years Later: The Sunday Night that Forever Changed Music

The Beatles arrive at JFK Airport
Credit Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons

Fifty years ago this Sunday (February 9, 2014), four mop-topped lads from Liverpool took to a television stage and changed the world. The Beatles made their stateside debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in three consecutive headlining performances to great anticipation and fanfare, drawing over 73 million viewers and launching the 'British Invasion.' Commentator and Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on their first performance and its cultural impact over 50 years.

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Arts
3:37 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Empty Bowls Event to Feed Paducah's Hungry, February 15

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Event 2012
Credit Empty Bowls Project of Paducah, Facebook

The Empty Bowls Project returns to Paducah at the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center February 15. The evening is a fundraiser for The Community Kitchen of Paducah, and gathers over 1,400 hand-made ceramic bowls and over a dozen different restaurants for an opportunity to feed the most fragile members of our community. Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics about the event.

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Arts
3:48 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Killer Rabbits, Cows and French People in Playhouse in the Park's Spamalot

"Lovingly ripped off" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical Spamalot has fun with the legend of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table - complete with cows, killer rabbits, Knights who say "Ni," beautiful show girls and French people. Tracy Ross is joined by Jeff Miller (King Arthur) and Joanne Robertson (Lady of the Lake) for a preview of the Playhouse in the Park Production. 

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Culture
2:11 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

152 Years Later: Fort Henry's Construction, Battle and Legacy

Bombardment and capture of Fort Henry, 1860s lithograph by Currier and Ives
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee and was the first important victory for the Union led by Ulysses S. Grant, in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Dover historian Susan "Ski" Witzofsky previews her February 8th program for the 152nd Anniversary of Fort Henry's construction, battle and legacy.

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Business
12:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

MSU Marketing Professor on the Buzz and Economics of Super Bowl Ads

Budweiser Commercial
Credit YouTube

 Super Bowl ads cause a lot of buzz.  On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Murray State Marketing Professor Glynn Mangold about the creativity and economics of Super Bowl advertisements. They talk about this year's highlights, trends, the different types of marketing, what's successful and what's not.

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Arts
3:55 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's Rachmaninoff Concert

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts "Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony" at the Carson Center, February 1.

The performance features Paul Creston's "Dance Overture op.62, Robert Smith's Rites of Tamburo in a side-by-side performance with the youth orchestra and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2. Kate speaks with Ponti about the selection and other activities happening through PSO.

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