Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

About The Show

The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay (Neko Case, Wilco, Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Justin Townes Earle). You'll also get a bit of World music, Blues, Soul/R&B, Reggae and Jazz.

Additionally, you'll hear interviews with newsmakers and community leaders, live music from some of our region's best musicians, our community events calendar and more.

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United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts fired up a crowd of thousands of union workers in Columbus, Ohio, with a simple chant: “Fix it!”

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Unwrapping a new, coveted gaming console -- an Atari, N64, XBox -- on Christmas morning is a fond memory for many people. With hundreds of thousands of video games and just as much variety in their genres, it is unsurprising that video games have been able to successfully cater to so many different individuals. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss these games and the potential for video game addiction, or gaming disorder.

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According to a study posted on Brescia University's website, dreams are defined as a series of thoughts, visions or feelings, and arise several times per night during an average sleep cycle. Dr. Michael Bordieri, psychology professor at Murray State University, visits Sounds Good to discuss the psychology of dreams with Tracy Ross. 

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“Be brave, have fun,” Jennie Boggess instructs as she leads a room full of young students at Camp Curiosity, hosted by the Daviess County, Kentucky, Public Schools.

Boggess is the development director for the Owensboro Dance Theatre and today she is preparing students for a finale performance to cap the four-week summer camp.

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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.

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President Donald Trump’s desire to help boost the Ohio Valley’s energy industry and bring back mining jobs could be stymied by the administration’s escalating trade battle with China and other trading partners across the globe.

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Harvey McLaughlin, a San Antonio based rock and roll pianist, says he has "made a career out of writing about dragons, ghost trains, dodo birds, banshee queens, chupacabras, and other such quasi-cryptic conundrums that seem to populate the fringes of our collective news consciousness." McLaughlin will be bringing his quasi-cryptic tunes - reminiscent of 1970s pianists like Randy Newman, Warron Zevon, and Tom Waits - to Sounds Good for a witching Live Lunch performance. 

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Starting this week, Kentucky’s six percent sales tax now applies to a new set of services like automotive repairs, pet grooming, dry cleaning, gym memberships and landscaping.

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The Murray State University MFA in Creative Writing Program is approaching their annual July residency, which will feature various writing workshops and a public reading series. Carrie Jerrell, the director of the MSU MFA in Creative Writing Program, visited Sounds Good to discuss the speakers, workshops, and reading events the community can expect in July. 

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The Murray Art Guild has been preparing for their annual Summer Art Party, taking place tonight, June 29th. The party will feature music from local band and WKMS Battle of the Bands finalist, Peachy Mae, live art demos from various local artists, and the opening of the MAG's new exhibit, "Who We Are." Executive director, Debi Henry Danielson, visited Sounds Good to discuss their upcoming event. 

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