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
12:10 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Murray State Provost Finalists Announced

Murray State has announced four finalists in its search for a new provost. Current provost, Bonnie Higginson, announced her plans to retire in September, 2012. She will finish her work as Provost in June.

Dr. Jack Rose chairs the search committee and expects, despite a decision by MSU's board of regents not to extend President Randy Dunn a new contract, to continue with hiring the university's chief academic officer who is often noted as  the "second in command" at a University. 

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Higher Education
9:41 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Some MSU Faculty Members Forming Union Local To Strengthen Faculty Voices

Dr. Kevin Binfield
Credit Murray State.EDU

Some Murray State faculty members are in the early stages of starting a local chapter of an educators union following a Board of Regents vote against extending current president Randy Dunn’s contract.

MSU’s Faculty Senate previously issued a letter to the board supporting a new contract for Dunn.

English Professor Kevin Binfield hosted a small group of faculty members Tuesday for officer elections to form a local chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).  Binfield says forming the union may strengthen faculty voices.

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Higher Education
1:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Curris Responds to Staff Congress Letter Expressing Disappointment in Board's Contract Vote

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine (Deno) Curris has responded to a letter from the university’s Staff Congress that expressed the body’s concerns over metrics the board used when it decided not to renew President Randy Dunn’s contract.

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Higher Education
10:07 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Lexington Attorney Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Murray State Board of Regents

Jim Deckard

A Lexington-based attorney with a history representing former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has sent a complaint to Murray State’s Board of Regents Chair alleging a violation of Kentucky’s Open Meeting law.

Jim Deckard sent the complaint to Dr. Constantine Curris Thursday. Deckard, referencing media reports, says a quorum of regents gathered at regent Sharon Green’s home and discussed board business the night before the board’s quarterly meeting.

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Public Safety
11:20 am
Wed March 20, 2013

MPD Crime Prevention Sergeant Discusses Citizens Police Academy and History Project

Credit mymurray.com

The Murray Police Department hosts an eight-week citizen’s police academy this May. MPD Crime Prevention Sergeant Dave Howe says the academy provides a framework where citizens can learn more about police work in general, and how the Murray Police Department serves the community. The 8 week program begins May 6th with  Monday evening meetings from 7-9 p.m. Topics include: 911 communications, narcotics investigation, criminal investigations, DUI enforcement, traffic accident investigations, and other parts of the criminal justice system including corrections and courtroom procedures.  

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Higher Education
4:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Newspaper Editorials and MSU's Staff Congress Question Board of Regents Social Gathering

Two Kentucky newspaper editorials call into question a social gathering held for five or six Murray State Regents the night before a failed vote on renewing a four-year contract for MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn.  MSU's Board of  Regents voted 7 to 4 against extending Dunn a new four year contract on Friday.  On Thursday evening Regent Sharon Green invited regents who don't live in Murray  to her home for a social gathering.  Board Chairman Constantine Curris told WKMS he thought 5 or 6 regents were in attendance and they discussed university business.

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Higher Education
10:05 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Curris: MSU Board Members Casually Discussed Business on Night Before Vote on Dunn's Contract

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman, Dr. Constantine Curris, says some board members gathered at a social event at the home of regent Sharon Green the night before Friday’s quarterly meeting.  Board members voted not to renew president Randy Dunn’s contract at Friday's meeting, despite letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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Education
3:10 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

MSU Regents Vote Down Contract Extension for Dunn; Faculty Regent Jack Rose Resigns

Full interview with Board Chair Constantine Curris following the vote not to extend President Dunn's contract

Murray State’s Board of Regents has voted 7 to 4 against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract. The decision comes despite the letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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Higher Education
11:06 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Dunn Is Not A Finalist for NIU Presidency

Murray State University President Randy Dunn says he is not one of the four finalists seeking the post of Northern Illinois University President. Dunn made his comments today following a public meeting on proposed changes to the university budget including cuts, and new revenue.

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Education
11:20 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Murray Human Rights Commission Hosts Town Hall Forum on Bullying

Last fall, the Murray Human Rights Commission decided to focus on updating its 35 year old human rights ordinance and address the ongoing issue of bullying. In January, the commission launched the Murray Bully Free Community Education Campaign.  Last month the commission held a public meeting featuring a variety of community leaders to promote bullying awareness.

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