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


1:07 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Davies Begins Work as Murray State's 13th President

Listen to Bob Davies' interview with Chad Lampe during Monday's Sounds Good.

Monday marks the first day of work for new Murray State University president Bob Davies, who comes to MSU after five years in the same post at Eastern Oregon University.

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4:22 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Princeton Police Chief Kills Bank Robber


The Princeton Police Chief has shot and killed a man attempting to rob the city’s Planters Bank.  Media report the same bank was robbed on Wednesday.

Kentucky State Troopers say James Hamm, 67, of Princeton entered the bank shortly after it opened this morning wearing stockings over his face and brandishing a gun.

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3:55 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Ky. Senate President Talks Budget While Visiting Murray State

Stivers (right) chats with state Sen. Stan Humphries on MSU's campus.
Credit Chad Lampe

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says a projected revenue shortfall of at least $28 million shouldn’t require state funded agencies to give money back to balance the state’s budget.

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11:34 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Budding Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas at MSU Hoping for Angel Investor Funds

Do you have the next best business plan, or invention? Or, are you looking to invest in the next big business? Well, tomorrow at Murray State the Kentucky Innovation Network and the Kentucky Angel's Investor Network are hosting a pitch competition for some budding entrepreneurs. 

Participants will have 10 minutes to present their business idea to potential angel investors, who provide capital for startup companies. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to present their plans to the entire Kentucky Angel Investors Network (Kentucky Angels) in Frankfort.

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4:38 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Miller and Veazy Join Coalition of Presidents Supporting Common Core

Credit Wikimedia Commons

As Oklahoma becomes the third state to opt out of the “Common Core” education standards, some Kentucky Higher Education leaders are solidifying their support. 

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Higher Education
3:45 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise

Regent Marylin Reed Buchanon receives honor for board service from Chair Curris..
Chad Lampe

Murray State’s Board of Regents has set the university’s budget and it includes a five percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year. The increase, with added fees, ups the cost for attendance for full time in-state students by $174.00 per semester (*correction we inaccurately reported the increase for the academic year). The increased tuition is estimated to add $4.9m to the operating budget. Housing rates will also rise four percent.

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Higher Education
10:24 am
Thu June 5, 2014

MSU's Board Set to Pass Budget Friday

Murray State University’s Board of Regents is poised to approve its annual budget at its quarterly meeting Friday.  MSU’s leadership team has spent another year looking to cut expenses and find more revenue as state funding continues to decline for state universities.

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3:23 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Two Injured in Hopkinsville Plane Crash on Pennyrile Parkway

Credit Christian County Sheriff

A father and son are recovering from injuries sustained in a plane crash along the Pennyrile Parkway this afternoon. The Christian County Sheriff’s department reports 58 year-old Mike Creed and his son 20 year-old Benjamin encountered trouble shortly after taking off from the local airport. 

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Kentucky Derby
12:16 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Constructing the "Garland of Roses" for the Kentucky Derby

Credit Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday, the winner of the Kentucky Derby will be presented with a beautifully-ornate wreath of roses traditionally known as the Garland of Roses. For the last 28 years, the Garland project has been constructed by a team of florists at the Kroger Company, and Carol Besler has been there for every one of those 28 years. 

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Kentucky Derby
11:15 am
Fri May 2, 2014

'Mint Julep' Author Shares Insights on the Official Derby Drink

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The official drink of tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby is the Kentucky Mint Julep, a drink that includes muddled mint leaves, sugar, ice and about two shots of bourbon served in the glass of your choice, but it’s supposed to be consumed from a silver or pewter cup. It’s a safe assumption that thousands of people will consume a variation of this drink tomorrow.

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