Sounds Good

First Listen
8:54 am
Mon November 4, 2013

First Listen: Soundtrack, 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Oscar Isaac (left) and Justin Timberlake in a scene from Inside Llewyn Davis. Both are featured on the movie's soundtrack.
Alison Rosa Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Among many other accomplishments, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen helped change the direction of contemporary music with the soundtrack to their 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Winner of an Album Of The Year Grammy, among other honors, the collection — produced and compiled by T-Bone Burnett — sold about eight million copies and helped launch a resurgence in tradition-minded roots and bluegrass music that continues to this day. It's one of the most successful and influential albums of the decade that spawned it.

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Culture
10:44 am
Tue October 22, 2013

"The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS

The lower town dramatists presented "The War of the Worlds" as their inaugural production on Saturday, October 26 at Etcetera Coffeehouse in Paducah.

This performance will be broadcast on WKMS at 1 pm, right after Sounds Good on Halloween and again in place of The World Cafe that evening, along with a documentary about the original broadcast hosted by George Takei. Hear the documentary, "War of the Welles" at 7 pm, and the "War of the Worlds" lower town dramatists performance at 8 pm.

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WKMS Press Releases
1:51 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

"Back to School Sounds Good” Live from the Curris Center

WKMS is proud to present The Alonzo Pennington Band of Princeton in performance in the dance lounge of Murray State University's Curris Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22. It's a Great Beginnings event to help welcome students back to campus. 

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Culture
2:49 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

NPR's Noah Adams on Reporting Philosophy and His Trip to Paducah

Credit NPR

NPR’s Noah Adams has been reporting news on public radio, or hosting public radio programs for nearly 40 years. The Eastern Kentucky Native is now a correspondent for NPR’s national desk reporting mostly on changing communities. 

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Society
11:58 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Leadership Trigg's 'Pass It On' Seeks Volunteers to Beautify Lake Barkley State Resort Park

On May 18th hundreds of volunteers will descend upon Lake Barkley State Resort Park to provide labor for some much needed repairs. The project is called 'Pass It On' and it's spearheaded by Leadership Trigg County. Trigg County Chamber of Commerce President Beth Mann spoke with Chad Lampe about the planned work.

Mann also discusses the impetus for the project and how this program could leverage state financial support for the Park.

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WKMS Contest
10:26 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becca Kilby, winner of the WKMS Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational! With roughly 340 votes tallied, she's going to the Dylan concert having received 160 votes. Jeff Finley came in second with 90 votes. Thanks to everyone for voting! Hear the winning song and the finalists below.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:55 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Dr. Bob to Guest Host Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Lochte, host of The Eisenhower Hour, returns to WKMS after a two-year hiatus. Dr. Bob will sit-in for host Tracy Ross during Sounds Good, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., the second Friday of each month beginning January 11.

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Christmas Special
12:23 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Contents from Today's WKMS Production: A Kentucky Christmas

Aired 12-19-12 @ 11 a.m (Rebroadcast: 12-23-12 @ 10 a.m.)

READINGS from A Kentucky Christmas, edited by George Ella Lyon, The University Press of Kentucky, 2003:

Holly Bloodworth:  from Chapter 17, Borrowed Children, George Ella Lyon, p. 203    

Jack Rose:  Christmas Lamb, from The View from Plum Lick, David Dick, p. 299

Linda Miller:  Winter Wren at Solstice, Frank Olson, p. 210

Montage – Rusty Jones: Two Cardinals by George Eklund, p. 215; Holly Bloodworth:  Christmas Eve, 3 p.m. by Marcia L. Hurlow, p. 192 :  Rusty Jones:  Snow Arithmetic, p. 220

Randy Dunn:  VI, 1991, From A Timbered Choir, Wendell Berry, p. 191

Rusty Jones:  From God’s Oddling, The Story of Mick Stuart, My Father, Jesse Stuart, p. 272

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WKMS Press Releases
3:25 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

WKMS Presents Splendid Music and Storytelling for the Holidays

Each year Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, broadcasts its annual series of special music and storytelling programs for the holiday season.  Company for the Holidays begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of radio features not broadcast elsewhere in this region. 

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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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