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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Society
4:34 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

It's a Podcycle: Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Famer Phillip Funnell Visits Murray

Credit Chad Lampe

Murray residents were treated with an unusual sight today: an eccentric Canadian traveler and his larger-than-life "podcycle."

79-year-old Phillip Funnell ("that's two 'Ls', rhymes with 'hell'") of Vancouver, British Columbia parked his podcycle - a motorcycle with a small sleeper-trailer on the back - outside a local bike shop Thursday to fix a flat tire.  

The vehicle is meant for long-range trips and Funnell has done many in his lifetime. 

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Arts
4:06 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Paducah RIVERfront Concert Tonight Features The Drunken Poets & Parker Millsap

RIVERfront Concert Series Flyer 2015
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Paducah Parks Services kicked off their summer concert series last summer. This summer they've turned it up a notch with more performances, partnering with local and nationwide musicians Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 downtown on the Wilson Stage on the Ohio River. Tonight features western Kentucky collective The Drunken Poets and Oklahoma native Parker Millsap, who NPR says is "an emerging voice of Americana." On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with special events coordinator Molly Tomasallo about the series.

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Culture
3:56 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

'Save the Massac' Benefit During Metropolis Superman Celebration This Weekend

Superman Statue in Downtown Metropolis
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This weekend, Metropolis, Illinois hosts its annual Superman Celebration with activities for everyone. One of the events includes a benefit for the Massac Theatre, an art-deco movie theater and stage from the 1930s. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Lisa Gower about the restoration, the comedy show featuring Scott Long, the auction and a breakfast with superheroes.

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Sports
11:14 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Reports: Prohm to Leave MSU for Iowa State

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UPDATE: Murray State Athletic Director Allen Ward has issued a statement on Head Basketball Coach Steve Prohm taking the head coaching position at Iowa State.

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Higher Education
4:32 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

Murray State Regents Approve Budget and Strategic Plan

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Murray State’s Board of Regents has endorsed the university’s strategic plan with some commentary regarding university marketing and branding. The development process of the seven-year plan has been ongoing since the fall of 2014.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

UPDATE: Comer Concedes, Bevin is GOP Gubernatorial Nominee

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  UPDATE COMER CONCEDES:

This just in from the Comer Campaign: “Within minutes of receiving the results of the recanvass, I called Matt Bevin to concede and congratulate him on a hard fought victory. I asked Matt to afford me the opportunity to personally contact a few of my strongest supporters across the state to again thank them for their support and tell them about my concession. I promised Matt that I would release my statement prior to his Friday morning press conference with the Republican down ballot candidates. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

A recanvass of votes from last week’s primary election yielded no change in total votes submitted for James Comer or Matt Bevin in the Republican race for governor.

Agriculture Commissioner Comer requested the recanvass last week after he was defeated by Louisville businessman Bevin by 83 votes.

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Government
10:09 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Drop in Coal Severance Tax Revenue Blamed for Hopkins Budget Cuts

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Hopkins County is facing a nearly five percent budget cut thanks in large part to a reduction in coal severance tax revenue. The county is home to multiple underground mining operations. The severance tax revenue goes to counties based on a formula that includes the tonnage of coal extracted and its price. The $1.34m reduction won’t prompt any layoffs, according to Judge Executive Donnie Carroll.

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Higher Education
4:23 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

UPDATE: Murray State's Provost Is Stepping Down to Be 'On Loan' to CPE

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Murray State University's chief academic officer is stepping down from his post to work with Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education through an agreement that allows him to remain a tenured Murray State faculty member.

CPE Spokesperson Sue Patrick says for the next year Jay Morgan will work solely for the council and won't be teaching.  Morgan's position is new for the CPE. His title will be the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

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Education
11:28 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Bob Davies: International Students, Sexual Assault Reporting, Finalizing University Strategic Plan

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Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies says the university's strategic plan process is in “the final stretch” and will be presented to the Board of Regents June 6.

Davies also discussed the institution’s reaction to a Murray State News article alleging difficulty for students reporting sexual assault to university officials and the review of reporting procedures. 

Below you can hear the full interview with Davies.  


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Business
5:10 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Retailers Connect in Murray for National Small Business Week

Aaron Dail, Chris Wooldridge and Chad Lampe talk National Small Business Week on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

District Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State, Chris Wooldridge and President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce Aaron Dail visit Sounds Good to speak with Chad Lampe about a Retailers Roundtable in Murray Wednesday morning as part of the observance of National Small Business Week, which includes information about a new tool being developed for small business to make actionable change and decisions based on local market data. 

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