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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 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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Decades before the Kentucky Board of Education forced out former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt two years before his contract was up, the legislature passed a massive overhaul of the state education system, including measures to try and shield Kentucky’s top education official from political influence.

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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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This Saturday, April 21st, independent record stores across the globe will be celebrating the 11th annual Record Store Day. According to the official Record Store Day website, the event serves as a way to spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

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Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies recently held a campus town hall in which he described the university as becoming 'privatized.' Matt Markgraf sits down with Davies on Sounds Good to unpack this term and other aspects of the town hall, including outsourcing and tuition. They also discuss recent faculty and staff achievements, business partnerships, an upcoming distinguished alumni event and more.

           The Paducah Symphony Orchestra will be performing their 2017-2018 season finale concert this Saturday, April 14th. The performance features powerful works from several composers, including William Walton and Jacques Offenbach. PSO conductor, Raffaele Ponti, visits WKMS to discuss the upcoming event. 

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   Aptly named after a hybrid of The Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leonard the Band is known for mashing sounds and styles into one unique rock n' roll experience. The Metropolis, IL band will be visiting Sounds Good prior to their album release show at Maiden Alley Cinema next week.

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is developing an apprenticeship program to train more skilled workers to meet the state's workforce needs. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey and Commissioner Ervin Dimeny about apprenticeships and skilled workers. They also discuss a program offering job training for inmates, workplace safety and more.

              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.  

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