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.

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963
National Archives / Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service

Murray State's Wrather Museum will host a traveling Smithsonian, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, from March 27th to May 1st. Dr. Sean J. McLaughlin, Special Collections and Exhibit Director for University Libraries at MSU speaks to Tracy Ross about the upcoming exhibit.

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In the next installment of Sounds Good's sport psychology series, Tracy Ross and Dan Wann discuss the science behind home-field/court advantages and how the empty seats of COVID-era games affected that phenomenon. 

Playhouse in the Park

Murray's Playhouse in the Park will present 8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s this weekend only at Murray's new event venue, the Barn at White Oaks. Playhouse director Lisa Cope speaks to Tracy Ross about the show's music, cast, and COVID-friendly set-up. 

Steve Raubenstein / Pixabay

In the next installment of the Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Report, Tracy Ross and Woodlands Nature Station's lead naturalist John Pollpeter discuss the largest (and busiest) rodent of the Land Between the Lakes area: the beaver.

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Kentucky's House Bill 312 threatens to make previously open records inaccessible to the general public. Co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition and former Attorney General Amye Besenhaver speaks to Tracy Ross about the new bill's broader implications. 

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Sounds Good's sport psychology series reconvenes after a year of COVID-19-related shutdowns disaffected sports from local T-ball to professional leagues. Sport psychologist Dan Wann speaks to Tracy Ross about the pandemic's effect on sport fandom and the fans within them.

Tom Friedel / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Skunks often earn a bad reputation akin to spiders and snakes, but these striped and spotted creatures are much more docile than their notoriety would suggest. Woodlands Nature Station's lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, speaks to Tracy Ross about these stinky sharpshooters. 

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Since its founding by Ms. Maggie Steed in 1908, Paducah's Hotel Metropolitan has boasted an esteemed guest list, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and B.B. King. Current owner of the Hotel Metropolitan Betty Dobson speaks with Tracy Ross about the hotel's long-lasting legacy.

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The City of Murray is now offering bi-monthly curbside recycling services. Chris Chapman and John Griffin, current and former chairs of the Kentucky Chapter of the Sierra Club, speak with Tracy Ross about the new voluntary program.

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In honor of Women's History Month, WKMS presents a variety of special programs honoring notable women throughout musical, social, and political history. Special programming will air every Monday through March 29th.