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
11:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12/2

The Kentucky Supreme Court could rule soon on the case of a high school student charged and convicted after admitting to his school principal and the resource officer that he shared prescription pain pills.  The student says he wasn’t read his rights and that the confession shouldn’t have been used against him at trial.  The court’s ruling could change the way school administrators handle discipline problems, and we’ll bring you the details.

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Education
12:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Some Western Kentucky Schools are Finalists for Race to the Top-District Funds

22 school districts in western and south central Kentucky are finalists for the next round of federal education grant funds through the Race to the Top-District competition.  

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Culture
10:52 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Land Between the Lakes Celebrates Mid-19th Century Christmas

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Shoppers today sift through huge inventories of "Black Friday" sale merchandise at area retailers, but shopping for Christmas gifts used to be much simpler 160 years ago. So says Land Between the Lakes Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls. She says, on Christmas mornings back then, children might only receive an orange, some candy, a pair of socks or, maybe, as a special treat, a doll or a pocket knife. Earls says, after opening their gifts, 19th Century Western Kentucky farm families would visit neighbors. LBL's Homeplace celebrates Christmas 1850 Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Society
6:06 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Shop til' you drop? Not in 1850: LBL's Homeplace for the holidays

Credit Landbetweenthelakes.blogspot

Shoppers have been sifting through sales for hours now at area retailers, but shopping for Christmas gifts used to be much simpler 160 years ago. So, says Land Between the Lakes Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls.  

“Children would expect Christmas morning in their stocking an orange which was a rare treat also some candy which was also a rare treat and then maybe a doll or a pocket knife or a brand new pair of socks or something very simple," said Earls

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Puppies Sound Good
2:58 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Cheyenne

This month on "Puppies Sound Good" Chad Lampe welcomes Husky mix Cheyenne and Kathy Hodge, Brandi King of the Calloway County Humane's Society and Cheyenne's current foster care taker Auriel Lyford. Hodge and King discuss the adoption and fostering process along with an upcoming pet adoption day, December 1st, and the annual "Pet Photos with Santa Claws" event, December 8th at the Weaks Community Center in Murray. See more information at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Education
10:45 am
Tue November 13, 2012

November Conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

November 2012 conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Dr. Dunn joined Chad Lampe for his monthly chat at WKMS last week. In this conversation Dr. Dunn discusses MSU's enrollment growth and hones in on some of the specifics, including an uptick in first time freshman students and significant growth in international student enrollment.

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Front Page Episodes
11:37 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Front Page Sunday 11-11

At long last, the 2012 campaign season is over, and while the dust is still settling, we’ll speak with two retiring Kentucky state lawmakers, Republican Senator Ken Winters of Murray and Democratic Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton, to help sort out the results. A post-election post-mortem, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Politics
2:07 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cherry, Winters Discuss 2012 Ky. Election Results

Ken Winters, left, speaks with Chad Lampe.

Princeton's retiring democratic State Representative Mike Cherry says President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in western Kentucky made a difference in state races. Four of five open races in western Kentucky, including Cherry’s fourth district seat, went to Republicans.

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Business
11:55 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Supports New Tests Despite Lower Scores

Credit KY Chamber

Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce supports the Commonwealth’s new education standards despite a 30%

decline in assessment scores released last week. Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson says education officials expected lower scores because of more rigorous standards that were established after the legislature passed sweeping education reform in 2009. Adkisson says the scores, while accurate, shouldn’t be scoffed at.

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Front Page Episodes
11:16 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Front Page Sunday 10/21

Big Boy's Barber Shop in downtown Princeton
Joe Riley

Good morning, I’m Todd Hatton.  It’s Sunday, October 21st.  This past week, WKMS News brought you the latest in our series of live candidate forums focusing on Kentucky’s 3rd District State House race.  Democratic candidate Gerald Watkins and Republican Jason Crockett discussed their respective approaches to dealing with the issues facing both the district and the Commonwealth at large.  And in case you missed it Friday, we’re bringing you a re-broadcast of the forum on today’s program.  Also, Kate Lochte speaks with one of the team who crafted Woodford Reserve and Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson.  Henderson is the featured guest at this year’s upcoming Distiller’s Dinner at the Carson Center in Paducah.  We’ll also hear about the endangered Kentucky barber shop as well as the Purchase birthplace of a Southern pastry icon.

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