Melanie Davis

Operations Assistant

Melanie Davis is a recent Murray State grad, receiving her BA in Music Business in May 2018. NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series inspired her to pursue a career in public radio, and she's been listening to WKMS ever since she moved to Kentucky from southern Indiana four years ago. She began working at WKMS her junior year, and has taken on several different jobs: from writing Sounds Good stories for the web, to producing the Last Splash, to assisting with WKMS' Live Lunch concert series.

Melanie has a passion for sharing music with her community, whether it's through WKMS or her own music. She's a singer-songwriter, hula hoop dancer, and devoted cat mom in her spare time.

Robert Penn Warren's groundbreaking novel of politics, power, and corruption, All the King's Men, is the centerpiece of public discussions around the state as part of a joint project between Kentucky Humanities and University Press of Kentucky. Constance Alexander and Dr. Drew Thompson visit Sounds Good to discuss the Paducah discussion and the upcoming Murray event.

Citizens United /

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, enacted in March 2002, aimed to limit the amount of financial support interest groups and national political parties could provide to a specific campaign. In 2010, a historic court ruling overturned the reform act. Dr. Kevin Qualls, associate professor in MSU's Department of Mass Communications and Journalism, visits Sounds Good to talk about the significant change created in campaign finance law.

Warriors of Hope /

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calloway County will be holding a Suicide Awareness march this weekend at the Calloway County courthouse. Jennifer Taylor, member of the coalition and licensed professional clinical counselor at MSU, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event.

Murray State University Curris Center /

The next two films presented by MSU Cinema International explore themes of religiosity, war and peace, and how humanity falls in line with the two. Dr. David Pizzo and Dr. Christine Lindner visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming films and discussions. 

Tumisu /

Suicide is a topic often avoided in conversation for its sensitive nature, yet according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, almost 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how one might approach destigmatizing the subject and reaching a helping hand to those who need it most.

TheDigitalWay /

As the internet continues to gain significance in our daily lives, the greater the threat of falling victim to cyber crime becomes. To better inform the public about cyber security and identity theft, Wells Fargo Advisors have invited a former FBI agent to give a presentation at Walker Hall in Paducah. 

Clemens Fine Arts Center /

The Clemens Fine Arts Center at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College will be hosting a Backstage Pass series this fall/winter featuring singer-songwriters of the surrounding area. The first concert of the series will be taking place this weekend, and featured performers Shaina Goodman and Lane Davis visited Sounds Good to discuss their music and the event. 

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The first day of school can conjure up nervous butterflies in many people. Whether you're 12 or 22, the beginning of a new school year holds uncertainty that can make even the most level-headed students anxious. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss this back to school anxiety, and how one can deal with their own school related jitters. 

Playhouse in the Park /

Murray's community theatre company, Playhouse in the Park, is presenting the colonial and revolutionary musical, 1776 - The Musical, from August 23rd to September 2nd. Executive director of Playhouse, Lisa Cope, and MSU vocal professor and cast member, Dr. Chris Mitchell, visited Sounds Good to discuss the show.

Murray State University Curris Center /

Murray State University's Cinema International program allows students and community members to be exposed to different cultures, storylines, and languages not normally found at a local movie theatre. Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, French professor and director of Cinema International, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming Fall 2018 season.