Tracy Ross

Program Director, Host of Sounds Good and Beyond the Edge

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.  

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It's estimated that almost half of all Americans have or will have, at some point in their life, suffered from symptoms related to mental illnesses. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss ways in which we can move away from the stigma that has traditionally surrounded mental health. 

     Murray's Playhouse in the Dark, a spinoff of Playhouse in the Park that features contemporary shows portraying a variety of thought-provoking, mature themes, will feature the rock musical, Next to Normal, for the next week. Actors Julie Revell and Nathan Arnold visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming show. 

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    Paducah's National Quilt Museum is featuring a space-inspired exhibit, Fly Me to the Moon, for the summer. Over 130 artists from 8 countries submitted art quilt pieces celebrating all things lunar, and 44 of those pieces will be on display in Paducah. Susanne Jones, the museum's exhibit curator, visits Sounds Good to discuss the astral artwork. 

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   Vacations are usually synonymous with words like relaxation, fun, and happiness -- however, there can be downsides to everything, even an R&R trip. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the good and bad that comes along with planning and going through with your next big trip. 

   United Way of Murray-Calloway County and Tap 216 have partnered to host a festival featuring music, art, and fun for the whole family. United Way Executive Director, Gerald Washington, and owner of Tap 216, Ben Ballard, visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event.

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The Lowertown Arts & Music Festival is taking place this weekend, May 18th and 19th, in Paducah, KY. Stacy Reason, the co-director of LTAMF and the executive director of the Yeiser Art Center, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming weekend and what festival goers can expect to see and hear. 

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Darrell Scott, who has established himself as one of Nashville's premier songwriters and studio musicians, will be performing at the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival this weekend in Paducah, KY. Scott visits Sounds Good to discuss his prolific musical career and his upcoming performance. 

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 In today's society, our day to day experiences can be readily presented to the public in ways that are the most interesting, aesthetically pleasing, or exciting via sites like Facebook and Instagram. These "perfect" lives displayed on news feeds have aggravated a widespread phenomena known as "FOMO," or fear of missing out. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the best way to address, overcome, and avoid FOMO. 

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    All-nighters, burning the midnight oil, tossing and turning in the early morning hours -- sleep deprivation is a widespread phenomena, but is often overlooked as a contributing factor to higher stress levels, inattentiveness, and other mental health issues. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the importance of sleep to our overall health. 

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   Selected as a 2016 Featured Artist by the Kentucky Arts Council, Wyatt Severs describes his award-winning woodworking as "a collaboration between the trees, modern tools, and [himself]." Severs visits Sounds Good to discuss his art and his upcoming appearance on Kentucky Educational Television's program, Kentucky Life

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