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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It's a plane! It's an ambulance! It's aliens! No, it's the Brood X cicadas emerging after 17 years underground. In the next LBL Wildlife Report, Woodlands Nature Station lead naturalist John Pollpeter speaks with Tracy Ross about these loud, singing insects. 

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The McCracken County Public Library presents "Snake Road: Secrets of Successful Snake Watching" as part of its Virtual McLib Live series. Joshua Vossler, associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will lead the online presentation. Vossler speaks with Tracy Ross about Snake Road, common snake misconceptions, and what inspired him to write Snake Road: A Field Guide to the Snakes of Larue-Pine Hills.

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In the next installment of Land Between the Lakes' Wildlife Report, Woodlands Nature Station lead naturalist John Pollpeter speaks to Tracy Ross about box turtles and what to do when one is found in the wild (or on the road). 

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The Friends of Land Between the Lakes and Murray State University's Watershed Studies Institute have partnered once again to present a Spring BioBlitz now through May 31st. Woodlands Nature Station interpreter Marissa Lindstrom speaks with Tracy Ross about the family-friendly, socially distanced project.

Playhouse in the Park

Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents Disney's Descendants: The Musical, a bold, colorful, and character-filled show based on the popular Disney Channel Original movies. Stage manager and assistant director Corrie Johnson speaks with Tracy Ross about the show, cast, and their upcoming performances starting Thursday, April 15th.

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In the next installment of Sounds Good's sport psychology series, Tracy Ross and Dan Wann discuss the relationship between sports organizations and spectators in the age of COVID-19, multimillion-dollar franchises, and a seemingly endless supply of sport consumption opportunities. 

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Chicago-based rock band Modern History's upcoming album Remember comes after a ten-year-long hiatus. Frontman John Hermle speaks with Tracy Ross about what happened during that time, from treating mental health disorders to playing onstage with Hermle's musical heroes. 

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In honor of National Poetry Month this April, Sounds Good will present special programming Mondays beginning April 5th at 11 am. These programs from PRX will honor significant poetry contributions of the last 200 years from Plath to Whitman, Dickenson to Kerouac. 

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Murray Calloway Need Line is changing its logo, and it's looking to the community for help. Board member Martin Milkman speaks with Tracy Ross about the Need Line program and its upcoming logo contest.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College's One Book Read culminates tonight, March 30th, with a virtual discussion led by The Gone Dead author, Chanelle Benz. Benz speaks with Tracy Ross about the book and upcoming presentation.