Chad Lampe

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 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.

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2010

1st Place - Best Hard News - Ice Storm Overview

1st Place - Best Continuing Coverage - Ice Storm (staff)

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2009

2nd Place - Best Public Affairs - TV Goes Digital

2nd Place - Best Special Series - Fueling the Purchase (staff)

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2008

Second Place Best Hard News Feature

Honorable Mention Best Light News Feature

Honorable Mention Best Use of Sound

Kentucky Associated Press Awards 2007

Honorable Mention Best Public Service

Honorable Mention Best Hard News Feature

Second Place Best Use of Sound

Kentucky Public Radio Student Awards 2007

First Place Best Hard News Feature

Second Place Best Public Service

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Education
10:25 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Calloway County Board of Education Outlines Superintendent Search Process

The Calloway County Board of Education have started the search process to hire a new superintendent by June 15.  

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Culture
2:49 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary

Budding Paducah Evening News reporter Irvin Cobb c. 1895 (seated left front, with poker).

Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of Irvin Cobb: Back Home.

Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest Sounds Good documentary hopes to change all that.

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Government
9:31 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Barbecue on the River Officials Brief City Commission Amid Financial Scrutiny

Credit Lance Dennee

 

Amid public scrutiny regarding financial oversight of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River, the group behind the festival gave an informational presentation to city commissioners Tuesday night ahead of its 20th anniversary event.

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Higher Education
12:53 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

MSU Board Names Two Presidents Today Including Bob Davies

MSU's 12th President Tim Miller (Left) MSU's 13th President Bob Davies (Right)

The Murray State University Board of Regents named two presidents today during the Board’s quarterly meeting.

Current President Tim Miller has had “interim” listed before his title. Today, the board officially named Miller the 12th President of Murray State. A teary-eyed Miller was “completely surprised” by the announcement. 

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Higher Education
9:50 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Presidential Finalist Jim Smith Outlines his Beliefs in Higher Ed

Dr. Jim Smith
Credit Chad Lampe

Murray State Presidential Candidate Jim Smith believes Universities are about exploration and the resulting intellectual growth. He believes that Universities exist to shape students. He believes that universities are first and foremost for educating students.   He believes faculty drive curriculum. He believes universities must be global in all senses. He believes that universities are the best economic development tool that any state can point to. He also believes that university officials should have fun because of the vibrancy of the students they serve.

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Higher Education
8:39 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Board Chairman Says TVA Contract a Result of 'Rogue Decision Making'

A trash bin collects leaking water from burst pipes at MSU after a prolonged power outage on January 6th.
Credit Chad Lampe

The Murray State Board of Regents Chairman says it is an embarrassment that the Board was unaware of the significance of the TVA power contract that resulted in a campus power shutdown in January and more than $250,000  in resulting damage.

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Higher Education
7:27 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Davies,'Board Relationships Key to Presidency'

Dr. Bob Davies
Credit Chad Lampe

It appears serendipitous that Dr. Bob Davies is a finalist for Murray State’s Presidency. Davies says his teenage daughter, who has a desire to be the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, earnestly told him that for her to achieve that goal she’d need to attend Murray State University for its pre-vet program and equine science program.

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Higher Education
7:12 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Northern State University President James Smith is Second MSU Presidential Finalist

The second presidential finalist for Murray State's Presidency will visit campus Monday and Tuesday.   James (Jim) Smith has been president at Northern State University since 2009. 

The following is information gleaned from Northern State University's bio of Smith.

James Smith

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Higher Education
9:36 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies is One of Two Presidential Finalists

Murray State Presidential Candidate Robert (B0b) O. Davies  is the first to visit campus. Davies is one of two finalists for MSU's top job. A third candidate self-selected out of consideration due to health concerns. 

Davies' itinerary is at the end of this post.

The following is information from Davies' bio page at his current institution, Eastern Oregon University.

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Higher Education
10:27 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

MSU Interim President Uses Planned Cuts to Gain Support for Tuition Increase

Full audio of President Miller's budget presentation.

Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller is looking to $2.5m in cuts and a possible tuition increase to fix a predicted $5.7m budget shortfall  in the coming year.

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