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.

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Murray, KY-based Secular Pets brings tenderhearted rock n' roll to the next Live Lunch on Valentine's Day, February 14th. 

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Murray State's Cinema International program continues its French theme with Ismael's Ghosts, a 2017 film directed by Arnaud Desplechin. Director of the Cinema International program, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming screening.

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Ranky Tanky is a modern blend of traditional Gullah music and the jazz, blues, and rock n' roll that was born from the African diaspora. Clay Ross, guitarist and founder of the Grammy award-winning group, speaks with Tracy Ross about Ranky Tanky's upcoming performance at the Clemens Fine Arts Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Throughout the year, holidays are celebrated based on religion, veterans, notable historical figures, and new beginnings. This February, we celebrate the only holiday on the American calendar dedicated to a large ground squirrel. Land Between the Lakes lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, visits Sounds Good to discuss both the history of Groundhog Day and the animal for which it's named. 

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Murray State music professors Dr. Stephanie Rae (flute), Dr. Amy McCann (clarinet), and Dr. Matthew Gianforte (piano) will present a culturally diverse recital featuring works from South America, the Balkans, and northern Africa. Dr. Rae visits Sounds Good to discuss the showcase.

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Murray State Cinema International will continue its theme of women-featured French films with Madame Hyde. Director of Cinema International, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming screening. / IMDb

The first half of the spring 2020 season of Murray State's Cinema International features women-led and created French films. Cinema International director, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul and history professor, Dr. Eleanor Rivera, visit Sounds Good to discuss this week's screening and preview the rest of the season.

Language is a fundamental tool many individuals learn at a very young age. Language is used for communicating needs, expressing desires, and establishing societies and interpersonal connection. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss the language development process in both neurotypical children and children on the autism spectrum disorder.

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Murray, Kentucky based singer-songwriter, Melanie A. Davis, returns to the Sounds Good studio with a full band to debut her new album, Allegoria, in the first Live Lunch installment of 2020. 

Does your band have what it takes? Submit your best original song by Sunday, March 1st at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform for the grand prize.