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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Environment
4:21 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Murray Sportsman on Turkey Harvests and Lake Water Levels

Murray sportsman and Murray Ledger & Times writer Kenny Darnell visits Sounds Good to speak with Chad Lampe about Kentucky turkey harvest success this year, and the decline in the Purchase Region. Also, he speaks about issues for boaters and fishermen regarding Kentucky Lake water levels and the new processing facility for Asian carp in our region.

Sports
3:51 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Bluegrass State Games Enter 29th Year

Credit Bluegrass State Games, Facebook

Chad Lampe speaks with Becky Monarch on Sounds Good about the Bluegrass State Games. This is the largest amateur participatory event in Kentucky. Entering their 29th year, the Games' size and scope annually rank among the top three state games in the country. According to their website, the Games are the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, designed to provide Kentuckians of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive development through sports and physical activity. See more at BlugrassStateGames.org.

Crime
5:20 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Murray Police Investigating Homicide

Credit MPD

The Murray Police Department says a local woman faces murder charges in a shooting death on Oxford drive in the city's Canterbury Subdivision. Sergeant Dave Howe says police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 12:30 p.m. today. Howe says Michelle Baxter, 50, of Murray  is lodged at the Calloway County Jail.  The investigation is still ongoing.

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Education
12:24 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Laynie Mitchell on the Importance of Early Childhood Music Education

Chad Lampe speaks with Laynie Mitchell about the importance of early childhood music education. Mitchell is Choir Director at Murray High School and an adjunct faculty member at Murray State University. She is offering a 4-week early childhood music class this summer on Thursdays in June at First Presbyterian Church in Murray. Classes start at 9 am. and cost $40. In the course overview, she writes, "In order to be fully developed individuals, all children should receive music instruction. Also music instruction received at an early age will make the greatest difference in terms of life-long music learning. The younger a child is immersed in an appropriate music environment, the better." Contact Laynie Mitchell at elaine.mitchell@murray.kyschools.us, or at 270-761-4804.

Click here to read the full course overview and Q&A. (Word)

Higher Education
9:56 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Curris Announces MSU Presidential Search Committee

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris has announced the nine members to serve on a search committee for MSU’s next president. The board voted 7 to 4, twice, against extending current president Randy Dunn’s contract. The first vote in March followed a social gathering that was later deemed an illegal meeting by Kentucky’s Attorney General. The second vote came on May 10th, as described by Curris, to reinforce the board’s role to act in an open and transparent manner.

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Environment
4:58 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities this Summer at Land Between the Lakes

Chad Lampe speaks with Land Between the Lakes Association Volunteer Coordinator Emily Schmadeke about ways you can make a difference at LBL this summer, like volunteering for the Bobcat Island Cleanup or the Bugle Corp and how to adopt a trail. See more volunteer opportunities at the "Friends of LBL" website, or contact Emily at eschmadeke@friendsoflbl.org, or 270-924-2007.

Culture
12:18 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Murray Woman Shares Story of Ongoing Persecution of Baha'is in Iran

Mona Kashani Heern

Murray Resident Mona Kashani Heern, her mother and sister fled Iran in the early 1980's after unexpected news that prison officials had executed her father. Heern's father had be imprisoned for being a member of the Baha'i faith.

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Politics
3:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Teresa Cantrell on New Mayfield City Website

The Mayfield City website is pretty unique among city sites in our area. Some of the new features include videos of Mayor Teresa Cantrell highlighting the city's strengths, a section for kids, and a calendar of summer festivals. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayor Cantrell about the development of the site and gets an update on Mayfield happenings. Click here to see the new website.

Education
4:37 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library

Credit www.callowaycountylibrary.org

Chad Lampe has an update on activities happening this summer at the Calloway County Public Library. he speaks with Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn about adult and teen summer reading programs, special guests to the library for kids like puppet theatres and magicians, and summer family movie afternoons. Visit Calloway County Public Library online to see the calendar

The Bridge
4:18 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB Issues Findings in Eggners Ferry Bridge Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. The ship sheared off a 300 foot span of the bridge that crosses Kentucky Lake. No one was injured. 

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