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
10:27 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

MSU Interim President Uses Planned Cuts to Gain Support for Tuition Increase

Full audio of President Miller's budget presentation.

Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller is looking to $2.5m in cuts and a possible tuition increase to fix a predicted $5.7m budget shortfall  in the coming year.

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Higher Education
7:20 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Dunn to Leave YSU March 21

Credit Youngstown State University

Randy Dunn will vacate the presidency of Youngstown State University on Friday, March 21, and then will have 30 days to move out of the Pollock House presidential residence, according to an agreement unanimously approved by the YSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Dunn is leaving to become Southern Illinois University's next president. 

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Weather
6:46 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Winter Weather Update: Avoid Travel

Road Conditions 10:25 A.M.
Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman says I-24 is clearing due to plowing and salt, but other western Kentucky roads remain snow-packed after the last 24 hours of winter weather. Keith Todd says to avoid unnecessary travel, and that recommendation won't change until sometime Tuesday as temperatures rise to 30 degrees and road salt starts working. But Todd says KYTC salt supplies are running out.

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Weather
12:03 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

What Can You Expect with Ice and Wind... See Our Resources For Winter Weather

Credit National Weather Service

Below are links to helpful resources available in our area.

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Education
5:19 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Ken Winters Says He's Optimistic About Mid-Continent's Financial Outlook

Listen to Chad Lampe's interview with Ken Winters in full

Acting Mid-Continent University President Ken Winters says he’s now optimistic about the steps the college is taking towards rectifying its recent financial crisis. 

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Politics
1:47 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Kentucky Republican Party Says House Dems Ignoring Legislative Responsibilities During Clinton Visit

The Republican Party of Kentucky is accusing House Democrats of ignoring their legislative responsibilities to attend today’s  Louisville fundraiser featuring Bill Clinton.

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Society
4:16 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Barbecue on the River organizers are at odds over the future management of the September event’s beer garden. The summer festival lasts three days in downtown Paducah and draws some 40,000 people and an estimated $500,000 to area charities.

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Weather
9:39 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Storm System to Push Through Region By 9p.m.

Credit National Weather Service

    

UPDATE THURSDAY 4:57 p.m.:

The storm system is moving through the region from southwest to northeast. The storm system is producing isolated severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings. The system should be out of the region by 9:00 p.m.  A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9:00 p.m..

 National Weather Service meteorologists say the risk of tornado formation in western Kentucky this afternoon has gone down. NWS meteorologist Dan Spaeth says  in the latest multimedia briefing from the NWS that the timing has changed a little for the approaching system. Severe weather is predicted to impact West Kentucky between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

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Politics
10:06 am
Tue February 18, 2014

West Ky Native V.S. Small Business Manager- Stage Set for 2nd District Senate Primary

David Hoffman
Credit Lance Dennee

With just 90 days to the primary election contest, candidates for Kentucky’s second district State Senate seat are campaigning for their party’s nomination. Retired law enforcement officer David Hoffman and Danny Carroll mingled among other state and local GOP candidates in Paducah last night.

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Government
8:04 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Watkins' Nuclear Bill Facing Coal Opposition

Credit http://www.lrc.ky.gov

Representative Gerald Watkins of Paducah is pushing his bill through the house to lift the moratorium on nuclear power in Kentucky.

Watkins’ bill is a companion to Senator Bob Leeper’s bill that passed the senate in early February. Watkins is meeting with the state energy secretary Tuesday to get traction on the bill.

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