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
10:20 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Front Page Sunday 9/9

Chip Hutcheson & Angela Hatton on Sounds Good

Marshall County elementary schools are changing how their students make the grade.  No more “F’s,” no more “A’s,” in fact, no more letter grades at all.  It’s part of a new system other Kentucky schools are using called “standards-based grading.”  We’ll hear more about it and why Marshall’s elemetaries are on board, on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Culture
4:02 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Organizers Prepare for 25th Annual Pow-Wow in Hopkinsville

The 25th annual intertribal pow-wow is this weekend at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.  The park is located on a plot of land that served as a temporary home to Cherokee Indians for a short time in the 1830’s when they made their trek from their ancestral homes to Oklahoma. 

The  pow-wow began in 1987 features music, storytelling and native American dancing.  Chad Lampe speaks with Pow-Wow chairman Roger Richey about this year’s events.

Higher Education
10:57 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Budget Teams and Razing Ordway Hall: September Conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Multiple teams of Murray State faculty and staff are in looking into many aspects of the university’s budget to find ways to make the institution more efficient and grow revenue.  MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn digs into the details of the budget prioritization teams and what this work will mean for the future of the university.

Front Page Episodes
12:36 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Front Page Sunday 9/2

A CEO of a large in employer in Murray is stepping aside and that leaves some uncertainty for hundreds of workers in our region. We also learn about decisions people over the age of 65 are making that impacts an area healthcare provider. Also, we’ll also get an overview of the ongoing debate over the benefits and risks of raw milk, and find out just how significant minor league baseball once was in our region.  Then, we resume our monthly conversations with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn and preview this week’s offering at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema.

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Developing
9:36 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Murray's Chuck Jones Leaves Leadership of His Companies: "Consultant" in Place

MSU

In an e-mail to employees Thursday owner and CEO of C.A. Jones Management, Chuck Jones relinquished control of some of his companies to a "consultant", Myles MacDonald of Kraft CPA in Nashville, TN as requested by his business partner David Griffin.

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Health
4:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Two Kentucky Deaths From Cantaloupe Salmonella Confirmed

Wikimedia Commons

The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the "DNA fingerprint" of the salmonella responsible for killing two Kentuckians and sickening 150 people in 21 states.

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Front Page Sun
11:35 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Front Page Sunday 8/27

Villwock, Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Area Master Plan, or RAMP, offers ways to develop Paducah’s downtown, lower town, and riverfront, and those changes range from the sweeping to the subtle.  We’ve heard from the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority, who commissioned the study, and today we’ll hear from a River City resident who isn’t so sure RAMP is the way forward on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. 

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Science
10:58 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Western Kentucky Center Stage for 2017 Solar Eclipse

Wikimedia Commons

In 2017 the U.S. will get its first full solar eclipse that will sweep across the entire country since 1918.Western Kentucky, specifically Hopkinsville, is in the path for best viewing.

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Government
3:57 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

2,800 Troops To Deploy from Fort Campbell This Winter

Fort Campbell, Flickr Commons

2,800 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan this winter. 

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Infrastucture and Highways
10:39 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Ledbetter Bridge Could Open May 2013: One Year Ahead of Schedule

Ledbetter Bridge
lanereport.com

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday a plan to accelerate construction of the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter, enabling motorists to begin using it more than a year ahead of schedule.

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