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 Long Shadow

The First Presbyterian Church of Murray and Frances Causey, a director of The Long Shadow, have partnered to present a virtual screening of the powerful documentary that shines light on the disturbing and often unseen legacy of systemic racism within the United States. Murray State professor of history and member of FPC, Dr. David Pizzo, speaks to Tracy Ross about the online screening and following Zoom discussion.

Hunter Harmon /

Every year in late summer, hundreds of hummingbirds pass through the Land Between the Lakes area while migrating to South America. The Woodlands Nature Station's lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, speaks to Tracy Ross about the small, iridescent birds and opportunities to see them at LBL.


The first day of classes at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah is only 25 days away. As COVID-19 cases continue to spike throughout the state, higher education institutions are forced to rethink how they might reopen for the Fall 2020 semester. President of WKCTC, Dr. Anton Reece, speaks with Tracy Ross about the college's plan to welcome students back to campus as safely as possible.

S.G. Goodman

S.G. Goodman (former front-person of The Savage Radley, winners of the 2016 Battle of the Bands and Live Lunch regulars) will join Tracy Ross in the studio this Friday, July 17th, to celebrate the release of her latest album, Old Time Feeling.

Murray Playhouse in the Park /

While their seats remain temporarily vacant, Murray's Playhouse in the Park moved to the virtual stage to present an online cabaret. Performers from all over the country will perform songs centered around equality, justice, and inclusion. PIP executive director, Lisa Cope, and music director of United cabaret, Stephen Keene, speak to Tracy Ross about their upcoming performance. 

Paducah Wastelanders /

After being closed for over four months, Paducah's Yeiser Art Center has reopened with a show highlighting their commitment to local and regional art and their new 'Keep Paducah Creative' mission. Executive director of the Yeiser Art Center, Lexie Johnson, speaks with Tracy Ross about their upcoming Wastelanders exhibit.

Adèle Goodman Clark Papers, Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries. (CC0.1) /

West Kentucky's local chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) presents two new programs aimed to engage and educate the community and encourage difficult but meaningful conversations. Catie Bates-Robertson and Debi Henry-Danielson, president and vice president of West KY NOW, respectively, speak with Tracy Ross about their upcoming discussion series and youth contest. 

Tirachard Kumtanom /

Calvert City's Youth Voice has announced a new monthly writing contest for grades K-12. Young writers can submit original works of any style for the chance to win a cash prize and have their work published in Lake News. 

Brett Sayles /

Sounds Good celebrates Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd, with two one-hour specials celebrating the American spirit through music.

Laura Stanley /

The Land Between the Lakes area stretches across 170,000 acres of western Kentucky and Tennessee, providing opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, wildlife viewing, and more. Lead naturalist at the Woodlands Nature Station, John Pollpeter, speaks with Tracy Ross about the growing paddling trend at Land Between the Lakes.