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Murray State University president Bob Davies stopped by the WKMS studios today for a Sounds Good conversation.

Davies spoke about the university's proposed smoking ban, recent concerns over the Ebola virus as well as the rollout of the university's strategic improvement plan. 

Leonard the Band hails from Metropolis, Illinois. They have a groovy, eclectic sound combining the best of blues, jazz and alternative rock influenced by Neil Young, Bob Barley, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Spoon, The Band and Television. They were semi-finalists in our 2014 Battle of the Bands competition, submitting their song "Prescription Pills."

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Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch features Nashville-based bluegrass group Vickie Vaughn Band, Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m. live in WKMS Studio B. 

VIDEO: Thanks you Murray State's Digital Media Services team for the video of the performance!

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Tune in to Sounds Good Thursday, July 24 as guest host Todd Hatton takes us back to the 1960s for a look at Apple Corps. The label, founded by the Beatles, was a launching pad for artists like James Taylor and Badfinger as well as a source for the Fab Four's classic solo work. We'll prepare crisp facts and some sweet tunes in this music documentary.

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Do you have the next best business plan, or invention? Or, are you looking to invest in the next big business? Well, tomorrow at Murray State the Kentucky Innovation Network and the Kentucky Angel's Investor Network are hosting a pitch competition for some budding entrepreneurs. 

Participants will have 10 minutes to present their business idea to potential angel investors, who provide capital for startup companies. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to present their plans to the entire Kentucky Angel Investors Network (Kentucky Angels) in Frankfort.

In John E.L. Robertson's latest book, "Paducah Kentucky...A History," he continues to offer new research adding to his previous books about his town.  

Mr. Robertson gave up seniority in his job to teach a few classes in history when Paducah Junior College began and liked it so much he made a career out of it.  

Hopkinsville Poised for New Visitors Center

May 23, 2014
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This Tuesday the Hopkinsville City Council approved a memorandum of agreement outlining the financing of the construction of a Visitors and Welcome Center at the Trail of Tears Park.  

UPDATE 3/27: Congratulations Gideon's Rifle! The four finalists performed in a sold-out Maiden Alley Cinema on March 27 for the grand prize. The audience voted at the end of the night and while the votes were close among the bands, Gideon's Rifle celebrated their victory with an encore performance.

See photos from the night on our Facebook page.

They take home the grand prize, a three-day recording session at King Sound Studio including mixing and mastering ($1,200 value) and will perform live in the WKMS studio during Sounds Good (11 am - 1 pm) on Friday, April 4.

We'd like to give a shout-out and a special thanks to all four finalists, Maiden Alley Cinema, King Sound Studio, Paducah Improv, Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins, everyone who purchased a ticket to tonight's show and everyone who voted and participated in this contest. Shall we do it again in the future?

Beck's Long Balancing Act

Feb 25, 2014

Beck was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.

"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. "I was in the hospital, and my arm was all swollen up."

That was only one of the indignities Beck suffered on the way to Morning Phase.

Highland Society Honors Legacy of Robert Burns

Jan 21, 2014
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Proud Scotsman Robert Valentine stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the West Kentucky Highland Society's Traditional Robert Burns Supper at the Murray Woman's Club this Saturday (January 25). 

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