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
9:04 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Murray State's Ordway Hall is Safe...For Now

A historic building on Murray State’s campus slated for demolition is safe for now. 

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Higher Education
4:33 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Takes No Action on President Dunn's Contract

Murray State’s Board of Regents took no action on President Randy Dunn’s contract at it's quarterly meeting on Friday.

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Afternoon Update
4:01 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

5-30 Afternoon Round-Up (with special video)

From NPR: Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican representing Murphysboro,  lost his cool after receiving a new version of pension-reform legislation.

From around the region:

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Jobs
2:49 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Henry County's Dana Corp. to Add 49 Jobs

Dana Holdings Corp.

Dana Holding Corporation will invest nearly $4 million to expand it's Paris TN plant and add 49 jobs.   

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Taxes
12:01 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Public Comment Begins for Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Tax Commission

Chad Lampe

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission are seeking public comment to help develop recommendations on overhauling the state tax code.

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Front Page PM
6:30 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Front Page PM 5/25/12

Combined military service and 14 years in the state legislature Mike Cherry or Princeton has given 41 years of his life to public service. We talked the retiring representative today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

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The Bridge
12:57 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Walkers Impressed with Work

Walking across the newly repaired Eggners Ferry Bridge
Drew Adams

The Eggners Ferry Bridge reopened today to traffic across Kentucky Lake from Marshall County to Land Between the Lakes.  The bridge had been closed since late January after a cargo ship struck and collapsed a 322 foot span. Prior to the reopening the highway department allowed for visitors to walk or bike across the bridge.

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Retiring Lawmaker Series
12:36 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Representative Mike Cherry on planned retirement

LRC Public Information

Mike Cherry has served as a democrat in the state house representative for 14 years. He’s retiring as the chair of the House State Government Committee and, as a former navy captain, the highest ranking military member of the General Assembly. Cherry represents the fourth district which includes Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and part of McCracken counties.  

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Front Page AM
10:40 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Front Page AM 5/25/12

Bbadgett, Wikimedia Commons

Next week, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview hosts a commemoration of the western Kentuckian who became the first, and only, president of the Confederate States of America on the occasion of his 204th birthday.  We’ll speak with historian William C. Davis (no relation) about the rebel leader’s life and legacy today on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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Election 2012
9:15 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Hatchett wins 1st district primary, 2010 rematch in the works

It will be a re-match of the Kentucky’s 2010 1st District Congressional Race this fall. Marshall County Real-estate broker Charles Hatchett will face long-time republican incumbent Ed Whitfield.

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