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.

Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource

New data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Fewer high schoolers in the region appear to be using opioids.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Classical Producer George Eldred spoke with Raffaele Ponti, conductor of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, about the opening night of the 2018-2019 season this weekend. 

Warriors of Hope /

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calloway County will be holding a Suicide Awareness march this weekend at the Calloway County courthouse. Jennifer Taylor, member of the coalition and licensed professional clinical counselor at MSU, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event.

Murray State University Curris Center /

The next two films presented by MSU Cinema International explore themes of religiosity, war and peace, and how humanity falls in line with the two. Dr. David Pizzo and Dr. Christine Lindner visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming films and discussions. 

Tumisu /

Suicide is a topic often avoided in conversation for its sensitive nature, yet according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, almost 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how one might approach destigmatizing the subject and reaching a helping hand to those who need it most.

Brittany Patterson / Ohio Valley ReSource

The latest boom in natural gas is transforming the Ohio Valley’s energy landscape. But over the years the industry has also abandoned thousands of oil and gas wells, often polluting nearby air, land, and water. 

Lisa Gillespie / WFPL

Last month, 22-year-old Sam Klein opened up her fridge and made a startling discovery: her last vial of insulin was shattered. Klein has Type 1 diabetes, which means without insulin she could die.

Clemens Fine Arts Center /

The Clemens Fine Arts Center at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College will be hosting a Backstage Pass series this fall/winter featuring singer-songwriters of the surrounding area. The first concert of the series will be taking place this weekend, and featured performers Shaina Goodman and Lane Davis visited Sounds Good to discuss their music and the event. 

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

Animal rights advocates say the Ohio Valley’s varying laws on the treatment of animals can make it more difficult to identify those who abuse them. A national ranking of animal welfare laws scores West Virginia and Ohio well. But Kentucky sits at the bottom of that list, and Kentucky also blocks veterinarians from reporting animal abuse. As Nicole Erwin reports, that could put pets and people at risk. 

UzbeckIL /

The first day of school can conjure up nervous butterflies in many people. Whether you're 12 or 22, the beginning of a new school year holds uncertainty that can make even the most level-headed students anxious. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss this back to school anxiety, and how one can deal with their own school related jitters.