People

Chief Engineer

Allen Fowler is the Chief Engineer for WKMS and our technical guru. He enjoys working at WKMS and largely remains a mysterious guy. 

Development Director

Asia has been hooked on NPR ever since first hearing Garrison Keillor talk about that extraordinary species: the English major. A Murray State gal through and through, she studied English and a whole slew of Liberal Arts as an undergrad and...

Producer, Co-Host Sounds Good

Austin Carter is a Murray State grad and has been involved with WKMS since he was in high school. Over the years he has been a producer for WKMS and has hosted several music shows including Sounds Acoustic, For The Sake of the Song...

News Director & Assistant Station Manager

Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one...

Underwriting Representative

Dixie Lynn is a born and raised St. Louis, MO girl. She has been an avid supporter and listener of community sponsored radio, namely KDHX 88.1 and KWMU 90.7, since the late 90s when she would tape record her favorite shows to listen to them...

Archivist, Host/Producer of Café Jazz, Jazz Vault, Classical Encore, Jazzman Show

George Eldred has lived most of his life in Princeton, Kentucky except for a 15 year stint of studying music in Sewanee, Tennessee and Lawrence, Kansas and working in camera and photofinishing shops in the Washington, DC area. George first went...

Membership Coordinator

Jenni Todd, a native of Murray, holds a degree in Music Education from Murray State University and a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University's College of Music. Equipped with knowledge and enthusiasm for fundraising...

Reporter

John Null is a part-time reporter at WKMS. Beginning work at WKMS in the spring of 2013, he has since won a national Public Radio News Directors, Inc. and two Kentucky AP awards for his reporting. He lives in Murray. John also enjoys deductive...

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. She is employed by Physical...

Station Manager

Kate Lochte was born in Texas, and grew up in Alabama, Alaska, New York, and Maine. She and Music City, Tennessee native Bob Lochte have sojourned in Los Angeles, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski, and Greeneville, Tennessee and now,...

Administrative Assistant

Kathy Thweatt grew up in a military family, so she's lived all over the place including Virginia and Frankfurt, Germany. She graduated from MSU with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Music Education. On Sundays you can find Kathy at Memorial...

New Media Promotion Coordinator, Host of Weekend Energy

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS News Team in January 2007, while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in theatre at Murray State. Now he's got a master's degree in creative writing and is hard at work on "the next great American novel" - that is ...

News Reporter and Host of Morning Edition

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s...

Program Director, Host of Sounds Good and Beyond the Edge

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from...