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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The National Organization of Women was created in 1966 to provide women with more equality in American society. Just over fifty years later, a local western KY chapter of NOW has been formed with similar, but expanded, goals. Catie Bates Robertson and Debi Danielson visit Sounds Good to discuss the new chapter, its mission, and ways for the community to get involved. 

In Light of the Revolution

    The MSU Department of Religious Studies is hosting a spring event series centered on women and religion. Cinema International has partnered with the department to present a female-directed film based on the women in the Arab Spring. Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Therese St. Paul and Dr. Christine Lindner about the upcoming film.

    The American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia, will grace the Lovett Auditorium stage with two performances of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Dr. Rusty Jones, the Murray Shakespeare Festival chair, visits Sounds Good to discuss the event. 

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Dr. Ali Hendley, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Marc Polizzi, Assistant Professor of Political Science, visit Sounds Good to discuss the preparation of the Women's Faculty Caucus's 3rd annual International Women's Day event and its keynote speaker, Mitzi Sinnott.

      6-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award winners, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, will perform at the Kentucky Opry in Draffenville, KY next week. Joe Mullins visits Sounds Good to discuss his career in the bluegrass music industry. 

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At first glance, Old Salt Union might seem like a traditional string band. According to bassist and lead singer Jesse Farrar, though, there is much more to the group than that.

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Even though his actually birthday is not until March 2, the Calloway County Public Library will kick off the festivities for Dr. Seuss's birthday Wednesday.


Oystein Baadsvik is an international tuba artist, as well as the first tuba virtuoso to have a career exclusively as a soloist. Baadsvik and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble director, Dennis Johnson, visited Sounds Good to discuss Baadsvik's upcoming performance in Lovett Auditorium. 


 With the average American spending over half of their day looking at a screen, it's now hard to imagine a modern society without TVs, computers, or cell phones. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the role of these devices in today's society, and whether there is ever "too much" screen time. 

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The rise of smartphones, tablets and other technology has brought about a sort of digital revolution in how human beings spend their time. This has also caused the question to arise as to how much screen time is too much, particularly for children.