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.  

Ways to Connect

Pennyroyal Arts Council /

In honor of Woodstock's 50th anniversary, the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville are recreating their own weekend-long festival of music, munchies, and moonshine. Executive director of the arts council, Margaret Prim, visits Sounds Good to discuss the event.

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Memories of our own transitions to new schools, new teachers, and new environments can stick with us into adulthood, but it can still be difficult to help children and teenagers navigate life changes in a healthy way. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, visits Sounds Good to discuss ways to lighten the tension and nerves associated with returning to school. 

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At only 26 years old, Parker Millsap has quickly made a name for himself in the world of Americana and blues with tracks like "Truck Stop Gospel," "Old Time Religion," and "Hades Pleads." Millsap visits Sounds Good to discuss his upcoming performance at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) estimates that nearly 160 million Americans are overweight. Busy schedules, unrealistic diets, and lack of access to healthy food make losing weight seemingly impossible, but mindfulness might be able to help. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss mindful weight loss.

Burning Kentucky /

Burning Kentucky was written, directed, and produced by Kentucky native, Bethany Brooke. Shot primarily in Possum Trot (Marshall County, KY) and Lynch (Harlan County, KY), this locally inspired and created film is coming to western KY for a special weekend screening. Brooke visits Sounds Good to discuss the film and it's Maiden Alley Cinema debut.

Playhouse in the Park /

Playhouse in the Park in Murray is working to expand beyond their depot in the Murray-Calloway County Park. Executive Director Lisa Cope and board member Jeremy Bell visited Sounds Good to discuss the project.

Geoff Baggett /

History will come to life this weekend in Trigg County, Kentucky as historian and author, Geoff Baggett, transforms into an American Revolution militiaman for a free "hands-on history" presentation. Baggett visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event.

According to the CDC, 145 million adults now include walking as part of a physically active lifestyle. New research suggests that the location of these walks could be equally important to an individual's health as the exercise itself. Murray State University professor, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the best locales for walking. 


Since its creation 175 years ago, the YMCA has provided young men and women opportunities to give back to their communities, develop leadership skills, and actively participate in local government. Members of a service-learning program called Y-Corps visit Sounds Good to discuss the program and the impact Y-Corps has had on their lives.

KY Open Government Coalition /

In the mid 70s, Kentucky established a right of access to public records through the Open Records Act. Nearly 40 years later, this act is being jeopardized by restrictive new bill proposals. Amye Bensenhaver, director of the KY Open Government Coalition, visits Sounds Good to discuss the law, amendments, and the fight to maintain civilian and media access to public records.