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


6:44 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Prohm with Racers Next Season: Agrees to New Contract

Tab Brockman

After what is arguably the most successful season in Racer Basketball history, Murray State University has renegotiated and extended the contract of head basketball coach Steve Prohm. The one-year extension means Prohm’s contract now runs through May 31, 2016.

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Front Page Episodes
6:30 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

3-23 Front Page P.M.

Front Page P.M. Airs Fridays at 6:30 after Marketplace

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Trigg County's Wet Dry Vote
4:28 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Trigg County Judge Executive On Revenue and Crime Stats Two Years After Going Wet

In Trigg County the  debate over alcohol sales is nothing new. In 2009 residents there voted to allow alcohol sales both at restaurants and at package stores. Only 36 votes separated the pro-alcohol votes from opposition votes. Judge Executive Stan Humphries has watched Trigg County change from dry to wet. He says revenue for the county is up between $12,000 and $15,000 per month. He says money from licensing fees goes to law enforcement related purchases.

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Juke Joint Shuffle
10:14 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Live Music on The Juke Joint Shuffle

Carlisle County’s Lane Davis performs on Juke Joint Shuffle, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24.   Listen here for a teaser.

Afternoon Update
5:07 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/22/12


Our Afternoon Headlines

From NPR: Big grocers ban pink slime.

From the Commonwealth:

Kentucky’s jobless rate has fallen to 8.7 percent.

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K-12 Education
3:58 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Christian County Schools Moving on Search for New Superintendent

The Christian County Board of Education is finalizing search a committee as they look for a new superintendent.

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Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Afternoon Update 3-21

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Here's our roundup of today's headlines:

On NPR: Will Romney reset like an "Etch-A-Sketch" for the fall election.

From the Capitol:

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3:55 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Union City Pastor Arrested on Solicitation Charges from Virginia


The Pastor of Union City’s First Church of God is in jail charged with online sexual solicitation charges. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports police arrested 34-year-old Grady Evans on Tuesday on a fugitive warrant from Virginia.

Evans is charged with using a communications device to solicit a minor.   Police from Fairfax County, Va., and Union City assisted with the arrest and search of the church.

The Bridge
8:57 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Engineering Work Begins on Eggners Ferry Replacement Span

Angela Rowlett

The contractor hired by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to replace a missing span on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora has started detailed engineering and design work required for production of steel needed for the repair.

 A 322-foot span was knocked off the bridge on the evening of Jan. 26, when struck by the 8,200-ton cargo ship Delta Mariner. The crash severed an important link in the region’s economy.

 Hall Contracting of Kentucky was the low bidder for a contract to build a replacement span and reopen the bridge by May 27 – on Memorial Day weekend .

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Health Care
11:55 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Kentucky Personal Care Homes Under Scrutiny

A Kentucky watchdog group has released a report critical of personal care homes across the state.  The Kentucky Protection and Advocacy agency surveyed 218 residents at 20 personal care homes before releasing its findings yesterday.

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