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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Creativity is often described as an itch that must be scratched, and the relief afterwards yields art.

Lead singer for The Savage Radley, Shaina Goodman, says writing music is a need inseparable from the rest of her life. Goodman grew up in far-western Kentucky near the Mississippi River.

She has been writing since before she knew she was writing. But she doesn’t necessarily see it as a God-given gift. And, for her, the process of creation isn’t so linear.

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 8 to hear stories from behind the scenes of one of the most eventful news cycles in recent history. WKMS and Murray State's Town and Gown present this free community event at MSU's Wrather Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.  Submit your questions in advance by emailing msu.wkms@murraystate.edu, you may also submit a question at the free talk.

NPR White House Correspondent and PBS Newshour contributor Tamara Keith covered Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Keith is also co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. 

Prior to moving into her current role in January 2014, Keith was a Congressional Correspondent who put an emphasis on covering House Republicans, the budget, taxes, and the fiscal fights that dominated at the time. She began covering Congress in August 2011.

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Superheroes are known to save damsels in distress or stop evil overlords from ending the world as we know it. But there’s a new hero on in our region and he’s taking aim at another smaller, but no less effective villain… the school bully. Its teenage creator is harnessing his own heart to bring “Captain Spectrum” to life.

In Stewart County, Tennessee it’s club day at the local High School. More than 600 students are heading to classrooms to meet with their group of choice.

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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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