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.

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On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. Walter Bumphus, CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges and current Murray State University Regent, in the last interview of a series ahead of Thursday’s Presidential Lecture at MSU.


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  Continuing with a series of interviews in advance of Murray State University’s 2017 Presidential Lecture, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. MarTeze Hammonds, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Arkansas Tech University, on Sounds Good.

Dr. Hammonds will speak alongside Dr. Walter Bumphus and Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton about diversity and inclusion in higher education at this year’s lecture entitled “We have a dream. Are we living it?”


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This year’s Presidential Lecture at Murray State University is titled “We have a dream. Are we living it?” and features prominent MSU alumni Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, Dr. MarTeze Hammonds, and Dr. Walter Bumphus. The three will discuss diversity efforts within higher education on March 9. In a series of interviews ahead of the event, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. Thornton on Sounds Good.

 


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KET Premieres a new documentary tonight focusing on the opioid epidemic and dives deep into treatment options across the commonwealth.

Opioids – including heroin and prescription opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone – killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths due to opioid overdoses claim the lives of 91 Americans every day.

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Drug overdose deaths are increasing in Kentucky, according to the state's office of Drug Control Policy, and some addicts start using at a very young age.  This can have a profound impact on brain development.


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Irish American poet and award-winning journalist Lawrence Welsh speaks with Chad Lampe on Sounds Good about how growing up a first generation Irish American in south central Los Angeles influences his work.

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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. 

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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.

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