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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The Bridge
4:39 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Beshear to Visit West KY For Update on Eggners Ferry

Governor Steve Beshear will be in Eddyville Tuesday with an update on repair work to the Eggners Ferry Bridge. Beshear along with Chief District Engineer Jim Lefevre and Tom Roberts of Hall Contracting will be at the Lyon County Riverport Authority at 1:30.

It’s likely they’ll discuss staging for repair work on the bridge that lost a 300 foot span after a cargo ship crashed into the road deck in January.

Front Page Sunday
10:00 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Front Page Sunday 4/22/12

We’ll hear about contention on another one of our region’s rivers, the long-overdue Olmstead Dam Project on the Ohio.  Then we’ll sit down with a world-class runner who was in Murray this weekend, to talk about the sport’s finer points. Then, a look back at the past Paducah Symphony Orchestra season with their new executive director and their artistic director.

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Front Page PM
6:30 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Front Page PM 4/20/12

Hearings on the crash that caused the collapse of the Eggners Ferry Bridge have concluded in Paducah. We get the latest tonight on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

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Arts
3:49 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Paducah Symphony Ends First Season with New Director

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs at the Luther F. Carson Center
Matt Markgraf WKMS

It’s been about 8 months since the Paducah Symphony Orchestra has been under the watch of new executive Director Daniel Sene.  Not too long before Sene’s arrival came Artistic Director and Conductor Maestro Raffeale Ponti.  They are rounding out their first season together. This weekend. They’re visited the WKMS studios to talk about the PSO, and their history and the future of the orchestra.

Front Page AM
12:27 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Front Page AM 4/20/12

Almost four months after the Delta Mariner crashed into the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, hearings are underway in Paducah to determine how it happened and how to keep it from happening again.  We’ll look at what’s emerged in the hearings so far, this morning on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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The Bridge
12:29 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day Two

Alan Reed Pools Photographer/Paducah Sun

On the second day of hearings on the January 26th Eggners Ferry Bridge accident, Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board questioned workers involved in the elision involving a Foss Maritime cargo ship and the bridge connecting Aurora to Land Between the Lakes.  U.S. Coast Guard Court Recorder Nick Parham says as they investigate the causes of the crash, officials could discover that decisions made by multiple people led to the crash:

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The Bridge
3:23 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day One

The first day testimonies in the Coast Guard’s Eggners Ferry Bridge hearing revolved around navigation lights. The hearing began yesterday and explored the causes of the January 26 incident involving a Foss Maritime cargo ship that collided with and collapsed a section of the bridge connecting Aurora to Land Between the Lakes.

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Front Page Sunday
10:00 am
Sun April 15, 2012

Front Page Sunday 4/15/12

Kathryn, Kathy, Katie, Kate by Lora Rocke

Budget cuts are common conversation topics at the state and federal level. Those cuts are now trickling down to have local impact like at Land Between the Lakes . LBL officials are looking to you for ideas on how to manage that cut, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. 

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Front Page PM
6:30 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Front Page PM 4/13/12

Kentuckians have been talking about state tax reform for decades.  Now, Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a blue ribbon commission to help him do something about it. We’ll speak with a western Kentucky member of the commission about the challenges ahead, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

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Front Page AM
12:18 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Front Page AM 4/13/12

State and federal budget cuts are inevitable in almost every sector. Land Between the Lakes is staring down a nearly 50 percent cut in operating and maintenance appropriations we hear what leaders there are doing to brace for impact on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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