Chad Lampe

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 watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication.

In November, 2011, Chad was named Assistant Station Manager. In October 2015, he was named Interim Station Manager upon the retirement of Kate Lochte. In February 2016, Chad was named Station Manager.

Ways to Connect

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Starting June 20, you'll hear some new voices on WKMS as we launch a new regional journalism partnership called the Ohio Valley ReSource. We're teaming up with some other great public media stations to bring you even better coverage of some of the most important issues our region faces. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with the project's managing editor Jeff Young. 

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WKMS welcomes NPR’s Invisibilia back to the programming lineup. This is the second season of the Peabody nominated program about unforeseen forces that shape human behavior.

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Madisonville Community College will soon have a new president. Three finalists visited campus this week as the final stage of the search process. 

Stephen Lance Dennee

Update: Graves County Officials Assess Tornado Damage in Mayfield 

Mayfield and Graves County sustained significant damage Tuesday afternoon from at least one damaging tornado. The supercell hit closest to Mayfield on HWY North 45 and the Purchase Parkway where Mayor Teresa Cantrell says the damage continued to proceed northeasterly.

Poetry Minutes 2016: Sweet Sound of Sonnets

Apr 4, 2016
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April is National Poetry Month!

Hear Poetry Minutes on WKMS weekdays in April at 8:30 a.m. during Morning Edition, approximately 11:20 p.m. during Sounds Good and at 4:18 p.m. during All Things Considered.

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UPDATE: Wells' funeral arrangements have been set. Visitation will take place Friday, January 29th from 4-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Murray. 

A Celebration of Life event has also been scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at 2 p.m.

The Heritage Family Funeral Home in Murray is in charge of arrangements.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet employee has died while plowing highways in Christian County, according to KYTC spokesman Keith Todd.

Todd identified the employee as Christopher Adams. Adams started his shift around midnight. Todd reports Adams had called his supervisor around 5:50 a.m. to report his plow had slid off KY 115.

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Small business owners often face the question of "can we grow?" If the answer is yes, the investments and risks can be scary. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, is hoping to take the edge off some of the concerns about expansion. Chad Lampe speaks with Associate Director Gordon Garret and District Director Chris Wooldridge on Sounds Good about this new "economic gardening" program to grow small businesses.

KY Chamber


Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson says he’s at odds with Governor-elect Matt Bevin over dismantling the state-run healthcare exchange Kynect, but would support his efforts to pass Right-to-Work laws in the state.

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Murray State University officials are studying a change to "reset" the school’s tuition model to compensate for decreases in state higher education funding.   

MSU President Bob Davies gave his inaugural State of the University Address Monday at Wrather Auditorium.

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