Austin Carter

Morning Edition Host and Operations Director

Austin Carter is a Murray State grad and has been involved with WKMS since he was in high school. Over the years he has been a producer for WKMS and has hosted several music shows, but now calls Morning Edition his home each weekday morning.

Austin has a love for public radio and the arts and spends his free time searching for new music, binging on television, and playing guitar.

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The west Kentucky region is home to some great burger joints, but often there’s more to these places than just a good burger. Austin Carter is a self-proclaimed burger enthusiast and he's starting a new series about the people that make these burgers special. His first installment of “Beyond the Burger” begins in Marshall County, Kentucky.

              Written by one of the writers on the hit series, Golden Girls, Savannah Sipping Society tells a similar tale of unexpected, frequently ornery, and heartwarming friendship. The Purchase Players of Mayfield, KY will be featuring this delightful Southern comedy this month, and some members visited Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming show.  

Beyond Limits, a volunteer driven charity organization/hiking team, was created by Dr. Jacqui Lowman to prove that with teamwork, love, and persistence, nothing is impossible. This spring, Beyond Limits will be traversing the North-South trail of Land Between the Lakes. MSU professor and team member, Dr. Mike Gowen, visits the studio to talk about their upcoming adventure.

Puppies Sounds Good: Meet Julie

Mar 14, 2018

On this month's "Puppies Sounds Good," we meet Julie, a miniature poodle, and Austin Carter talks with Humane Society of Calloway County's Kathy Hodge about the Humane Society's spring event season, which includes their 8th Annual Doggie Easter Bone Hunt. 

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High school students interested in the creative arts will have no shortage of options to expand their horizons at Murray State University this summer.

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Entrepreneurs from across the region are invited to attend the Regional Entrepreneur Conference March 7 at the Hopkinsville Community College.

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The band Giving Up will be coming into Murray this week with a full head of steam, as its latest album, Garner Cardinals, was featured by NPR last week.

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The political satire troupe The Capitol Steps got its start as an office Christmas party for Sen. Charles Percy in 1981. Elaina Newport was part of that inaugural performance, and she is still a performing member of The Capitol Steps today.

 Based on the 1930 Gershwin musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You is a romantic comedy full of tap numbers, the wild wild West, and good old fashioned showtunes. Director, Dr. Maribeth Crawford, Polly, played by Livi Gregorowicz, and Bella Zangler, played by Nathan Arnold, visit Sounds Good to discuss the process behind pulling the show together. 

Paducah based musician and songwriter, Chris Black, premieres the music video for his song "Karaoke Excuse," today here at WKMS.  Austin Carter spoke with Black about his upcoming album, the inspiration behind the video, and what's in store for him this year.

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