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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Approaching one's mental health can often involve a catalogue of undesirable or harmful symptoms and how to fix them. However, a new psychological outlook focused on resiliencies and strengths of the patients might prove to be more beneficial. Murray State University professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss this theory. 

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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band takes classic country blues, fingerstyle picking, and washboard playing to new levels of contemporaneity. Frontman 'The Reverend Peyton' visits Sounds Good to discuss the band's upcoming headlining performance at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival. 

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With a lively funk sound that seems to have traveled straight up the Mississippi from New Orleans, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band is set to headline Paducah, Kentucky's Lowertown Arts and Music Festival next weekend. Guitarist, manager, and founding member of the band, JP Miller, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming performance.

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Knight Branch Farms in New Concord, Kentucky is preparing to host a multi-genre music festival this May. Festival organizer, David Wilson, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event. 

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This past weekend, Murray State University alumnus and artistic director of The Tapestry, Corey Crider, presented a classic rock and opera fusion concert at Fohs Hall in Marion, KY. Crider visited Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming performance and preview samples from the program. 

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Singer-songwriter and Live Lunch veteran, Fate McAfee, returns to the WKMS studios on the heels of the March release of Diesel Palomino, McAfee's second studio album. McAfee will be backed by Paducah, KY's Leonard the Band (who performed on Sounds Good in 2014 and 2018). 

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Many people enjoy an alcoholic drink or two at a social gathering, event, or other celebratory experience, but how many drinks does it take to cross over into 'binge-drinking?' Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss how to define and limit binge drinking.

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Murray State's Cinema International will present a Friday-only special showing of Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits, the world's first all-girl punk band. Original drummer, Paloma McLardy, and MSU Dept. of History chair, Kathy Callahan, Ph.D., visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming screening.

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This May, Murray State's Paducah campus will host an international business and trade conference centered around thriving in the global economy. Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Management at MSU, Sandy Miles, Ph.D., and the Director of Development for the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Brian Canerdy, visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming conference. 

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Stress is a common phenomena in today's world. From positive to negative circumstances, many people can feel overwhelmed and pressured to fix problems, accomplish greatness, or a mix of the two. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss how to healthily identify and manage stress.

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