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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Front Page Episodes
1:45 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Front Page Sunday 1/6

There are host of issues awaiting Kentucky lawmakers when they get to Frankfort this Tuesday. From industrial hemp and a state-wide health benefits exchange to state pension reform and how student achievement data is used, they have a lot on their plates. We’ll look ahead to the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. We’ll also hear a conversation with Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner about how our region’s healthcare continues to develop, and speak with outgoing Kentucky Education Department Communications Director Lisa Gross to find out how learning in the state has grown over the last three decades.

Government
2:58 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

KPR's Colston Sets Up 2013 Kentucky Legislative Session

Pension reform, updating liquor laws, expanded gaming, a state-wide smoking ban and legalizing the production of industrial hemp are just a few issues Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston thinks will be on the agenda for this year's legislative session in Frankfort. Colston speaks with Chad Lampe about the details surrounding some of those issues and who will fill  retiring Sen. Ken Winters's (R-Murray) seat on the senate education committee. Plus, hear if there are any hard feeling between  Sen. Bob Leeper (I-Paducah) and Senate President-elect Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) after his failed attempt at seeking the top post in the Senate.

Politics
2:15 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Says His Vote to Increase Taxes Would Be a Last Resort

Credit wikipedia.org

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he’d prefer to keep tax rates the same, but he’d vote for a partial increase to avert the fiscal cliff.  The republican hopes his party can compromise on cutting defense spending and democrats can compromise on entitlement reform to lower spending  enough to prevent a tax increase overall. But, if he’s pushed to the edge of the fiscal cliff he says he’d vote for a partial tax increase although it isn’t ideal. 

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Education
5:17 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

December Conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Full Audio

Dr. Dunn is fresh off an unsuccessful bid to be Florida's next education commissioner. In this monthly chat Dunn discusses his reasons for seeking another job, and the search committee tasked with finding a new provost. In the second half of the conversation we'll get an update on Budget Planning and Review teams at MSU and progress on a new doctorate of education program.

Front Page Episodes
12:34 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12-16

This week on Front Page, Gayle Kaler is a Paducah city commissioner and stylist whose clients once included the River City’s first female mayor, Dolly McNutt. Now, appropriately enough, Kaler herself is preparing to become Paducah’s next chief executive. We’ll profile Mayor-elect Kaler, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. Gayle Kaler is a Paducah city commissioner and stylist whose clients once included the River City’s first female mayor, Dolly McNutt.  Now, appropriately enough, Kaler herself is preparing to become Paducah’s next chief executive. We’ll profile Mayor-elect Kaler, this week on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.  

Education
8:54 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Dr. Dunn Comments on His Contract and Provost Search in Latest Monthly Chat

Dr. Dunn is fresh off an unsuccessful bid to be Florida's next education commissioner. In this monthly chat Dunn discusses his reasons for seeking another job, and the search committee tasked with finding a new provost.

In the second segment of the conversation (available Tuesday at WKMS.ORG) we'll get an update on Budget Planning and Review teams at MSU and progress on a new doctorate of education program.

Front Page Episodes
11:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12-9

Justin Roberts works on a willow chair
Credit Whitney Jones

To say the least, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” has staying power. The powerful, moving oratorio is a masterpiece of Baroque music and has become a staple of holiday choral performances around the world, and in our region, since it was first performed in 1742. Kentucky Public Radio’s Charles Compton brings us the story of why it’s become, and remained, a Christmastime favorite, on this week's Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Business
2:36 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Chamber Chat with Marshall County's Debbie Buchanan

Full interview with Debbie Buchanan

We continue our conversations with local chamber of commerce executives. Today, Chad Lampe speaks with Marshall County Chamber Executive Administrator Debbie Buchanan about measuring holiday sales and the challenges of a running rural chamber.

Business
11:20 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Chamber Chat with Hopkinsville/Christian County's Carter Hendricks

Credit Hopkinsville/Chrstian County Chamber of Commerce

We continue our conversations with local chamber of commerce executives. Today Chad Lampe speaks with Hopkinsville/Christian County Chamber President and CEO Carter Hendricks. Hendricks discusses the retail advantages of being a county bordering Tennessee and what new data from a Buxton analytics survey reveals about growth opportunities for local industry. Finally, Hendricks talks about bracing for possible cuts to Fort Campbell if the President and Congress allow us to go over the “fiscal cliff.” 

Business
12:20 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Chamber Chat with Mayfield/Graves County's Kristin Woodward

Credit Mayfield/Graves Co Chamber

Local retailers are wrapping up the fourth quarter and hoping for strong sales while big box stores slash prices. We’re speaking with area chambers of commerce executives this month to find out what they are doing to boost sales, and what they have on their Christmas lists. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayfield Graves County Chamber Executive Director Kristin Woodward about the "Think Different" and "Think Progress" campaigns. Plus, Woodward discuss challenges she faced in 2012 and what she hopes for in 2013.

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