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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Higher Education
10:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

MSU Regents Voted Against New Contract for Dunn Based on Individual Feelings and Experiences

MSU Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris answers questions from members of the Faculty Senate and Staff Congress.

Murray State’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris answered an hour’s worth of questions Tuesday afternoon from faculty and staff regarding the board’s vote not to extend Murray State President Randy Dunn’s contract. That vote came on March 15th the day after 5 to 6 regents met for a social gathering and casually discussed university business. A Lexington attorney is questioning that social gathering as an illegal meeting. Curris maintains there was no collusion or discussion of a vote on the president’s contract at that gathering.

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Higher Education
1:26 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Lexington Attorney Files MSU Open Meetings Complaint Appeal with Office of Attorney General

Lexington Attorney Jim Deckard is appealing the denial of his open meetings complaint with the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. Deckard alleges that the Murray State Board of Regents violated Kentucky's open meetings law when a group of five or six regents attended a social gathering and casually discussed university business.  The day following the social gathering the board held its quarterly meeting and, under the guise of other business, voted not to extend President Randy Dunn a new contract.

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Society
7:31 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Volunteers Needed for LBL Cleanup

Volunteers are needed for Land Between The Lakes annual spring cleanup April 13. Volunteers will spruce up the Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area trails plant trees, pick up litter and performing trail maintenance.

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Politics
7:26 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Beshear Names Mayfield Man to Kentucky Education Board

Credit http://www.nrtc.coop

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Mayfield’s Trevor R. Bonnstetter to Kentucky’s Board of Education. Bonnstetter lead’s West Kentucky Rural Telephone, and replaces Dorothy Combs, whose term has expired.

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Health Care
7:18 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Tennessee Doctors to Check Patient History When Prescribing Painkillers

Credit www.nlm.nih.gov

Beginning today Tennessee doctors prescribing painkillers and other controlled substances are required to check their patients' prescription history to prevent abuse and doctor shopping.

The new requirement signed into law last year put doctors on the front line of Tennessee's battle with some of the nation's highest prescription drug abuse rates. The state's Controlled Substance Monitoring Database has been around since 2006 and now clinicians prescribing any opioid or benzodiazepine are required to check that database first.

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Education
7:02 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Curris to Attend Special Faculty, Staff Meeting

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University’s Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says he’ll attend a special meeting of the Faculty Senate and Staff Congress tomorrow.

Both of those organizations have voiced concerns about the board’s decision against renewing President Randy Dunn’s contract. The Faculty Senate and the Staff Congress both issued resolutions of support for the President.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Whitfield Weighs In on Restricted Fishing, PGPD, DOMA and MSU President Randy Dunn

Republican Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) visited WKMS this week to discuss many of his ongoing projects. You can hear the full interview above, or see a brief summary of topics below.

Tail Water Fishing on Cumberland River:

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Higher Education
10:49 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

MSU Releases Ad-Hoc Contract Committee Draft Report: Full Report Now Online

Interview regarding the ad hoc report that aired on WKMS Program Sounds Good.

UPDATE: We have posted the the PDF full report here. The PDF has been displaying oddly on some browsers here is a Microsoft Word Document (it will prompt the open of Microsoft Word on your computer).

Murray State University’s Board of Regents has released the ad-hoc contract review committee’s draft report. WKMS obtained the report through an open records request. The 17-page document was sent to board members days before they voted against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract on March 15th.  Dunn's contract expires June 2014. Board of Regents Chairman, Dr. Constantine Curris, said following the vote, he received no feedback from board members. The report identifies positive and negative trends during Dunn’s six-year presidential run in the areas of academic standings, enrollment data and financial management.

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Higher Education
4:44 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Curris Issues Response to Complaint of Alleged Illegal Meeting

Atty: Jim Deckard

Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says, through a letter from Murray State’s legal counsel that he will discuss, at the board’s next meeting, what transpired at a social gathering for some regents the night before the board’s March meeting, but he won't nullify any votes cast by the board on the following day.

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Society
12:58 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Daviess County Native Killed in Afghanistan

Credit Fort Campbell photo

A Fort Campbell soldier from Daviess County Kentucky died Wednesday during an attack on his unit in the  Shinwar District of the  Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, was a member of the 327th Infantry Unit, First Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

The Owensboro Messenger Enquirer reports Cable was a high school cross-country star.  The 101st assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan on March 14.

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