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.

Playhouse in the Park /

Murray's community theatre company, Playhouse in the Park, is presenting the colonial and revolutionary musical, 1776 - The Musical, from August 23rd to September 2nd. Executive director of Playhouse, Lisa Cope, and MSU vocal professor and cast member, Dr. Chris Mitchell, visited Sounds Good to discuss the show.

Murray State University Curris Center /

Murray State University's Cinema International program allows students and community members to be exposed to different cultures, storylines, and languages not normally found at a local movie theatre. Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, French professor and director of Cinema International, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming Fall 2018 season. 

Natalia Merzlyakova / 123rf Stock Photo

Dania Palanker wanted to find out what kind of short-term health insurance plan she could get, a plan that only lasts for three months and can cost much less than some Obamacare exchange plans. On a website, she plugged in her age, 43, and listed her location as Louisville. Of the results, Palanker said one of the seemingly better plans costs $393 a month, which she said is much cheaper than she could get on an Obamacare exchange.

Anthony Scott Lockard / KY River Dist. Health

In a room at the Letcher County Health Department in Whitesburg, Kentucky, about 20 people are learning how to use naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication.

Starting in 1990, the Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival has quickly become a beloved pre-Labor Day tradition for the Kentucky and Tennessee area. Mid-South native and musician, Lew Jetton, visited Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming festival.

Lola Jenkins /

Lola Jenkins is an award-winning and self-taught (or, as she prefers to say, "God-taught") master quilter. Using multi-colored fabric swatches, Jenkins creates totally unique portraits of loved ones and celebrities alike. She visited Sounds Good via telephone from Omaha, NE to discuss her works and her featured exhibit in Paducah's National Quilt Museum. 

stevepb /

Heinrich Schutz, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, and Paul Schoenfeld might not be contemporaries of each other's time, but they've been aptly chosen for their 'shoe' sounding names to comprise the MSU music faculty's first semester recital and shoe-raising benefit. 

Courtesy Coal Miners Respiratory Clinic

When former coal mine employees in western Kentucky faced arraignment Wednesday on federal charges that they conspired to falsify the required monitoring of coal dust, the hearing brought renewed attention to the region’s surge in black lung disease.

Ashton Marra / WVPB

In October, 2016, NPR, Ohio Valley ReSource and its partners reported that West Virginia billionaire coal baron Jim Justice, who was running for governor as a Democrat, owned companies that owed roughly $15 million in overdue taxes and mine safety fines.

Olichel /

"Gamification" is defined as the application of typical video game elements (reward systems, point gathering, etc.) to other life activities. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how video games are being used to incentivize eating fruits and vegetables to reluctant young people.