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.


The Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing! Membership development specialist of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Kris Adams, troop leader Jenni Todd, and girl scout Susie Todd visit Sounds Good to discuss the long-lasting benefits of the organization and how to snag that last box of Samoas.

B. Danielle Watkins

Paducah, Kentucky's Maiden Alley Cinema will feature B. Danielle Watkins's short film, Parallel the Documentary, as part of its Evening of Diversity series. Watkins speaks with Tracy Ross about the film and its origins at the first Cinema Systers Film Festival in 2016.

Wayne Harper

Join us next Friday, March 6th, at 12 noon for a special performance by Wayne Harper, local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who returns to the Sounds Good studio with his Kentucky Sage band.

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Murray State's Cinema International program finishes its French film series this week with an animated film, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales. MSU Cinema International director, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, visits Sounds Good to discuss this children's tale for all ages and briefly preview next week's film.


WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center will present another installment of their Backstage Pass series with local singer-songwriter, Dale Bickford. Bickford visits Sounds Good to discuss his musical philosophy and upcoming performance in Paducah.

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Murray State University and Murray, Kentucky's United Way are joining forces to provide free tax return services to the local community and beyond. Executive Director of United Way, Dr. Gerald Washington, professor of accounting, Dr. Denise O'Shaughnessy, and accounting students, Hannah Tucker and Niles Shimwell, visit Sounds Good to discuss.

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Murray State's Cinema International presents a classic film noir that's been called the most controversial film in French history. Director of MSU's Cinema International, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, visits Sounds Good to discuss The Raven (from the French Le Corbeau) and its historical and cinematic legacies.

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In the next Valentine's-themed installment of Sounds Good's sport psychology series, Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, is joined in the WKMS studio by wife, Michelle Wann. The Wanns discuss the mid-season origin of their relationship and what it's like being in such a sport-centered partnership.

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Murray State Cinema International presents 2017 French film, Memoir of War, as part of its women-focused French film series. Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, director of MSU Cinema International, visits Sounds Good to discuss the psychological war film.

Tim Peyton

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