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
9:00 am
Sun February 26, 2012

Front Page Sunday 2/26/12

The Empty Bowls Project in Paducah is annual charity event to benefit the area’s hungry.  Participants get to hand-glaze ceramic bowls, local restaurants fill them, and people purchase them to raise funds for the Paducah Community Kitchen.  But one woman who’s spent the past year glazing bowls says they do much more than meet a simple material need. Feeding the spirit from an empty bowl, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Front Page Episodes
6:30 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Front Page PM 2/24/12

Here's what's on Front Page P.M. From WKMS News.

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Front Page Episodes
9:53 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Front Page AM 2/24/12

College sports can be big money makers for universities. Perennial power houses receive millions of dollars in profits each year from their programs. Hear how a mid-major with a Cinderella season like Murray State might come out at the end of their run. On Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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Expanded Gambling Debate
10:28 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Catholic Bishops in Kentucky Come Out Against Gambling Bill

CCKY.ORG

Catholic bishops have issued a stern warning about the potential consequences if Kentucky lawmakers
approve a proposal to legalize casinos.   Catholic Conference of Kentucky executive director Patrick

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Culture
3:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Two Film-Makers Tell the Story of Cairo, Illinois in Their Documentary "Between Two Rivers"

Cairo, Illinois has seen boom and bust. It was a massive hub for river travel in the early 20th century and boasted a population some say up to 20 thousand, now it's a fraction of that size. Once beautiful buildings and homes that are still standing are now in disrepair, and the poverty level has sky rocketed. An industrial exodus and fall out from the civil rights movement are mostly to blame for the state of Cairo today.

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Culture
8:22 am
Thu February 16, 2012

The Racers are OVC Champs

In last night's men's OVC basketball action, Murray State won their road game against South East Missouri State, 75 to 66, clinching their third straight regular season OVC championship. The Racers are number 16 in the nation according to the Associated Press poll. They'll face one of their toughest opponents this season when they square off against number 21 St. Mary's in Saturday's ESPN Bracketbuster game. Tip off is at 5pm at the CFSB Center. Well- known sportscaster Dick Vitale will call the game for ESPN.

Government
5:07 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Block Presidential Appointees Because of Paducah Uranium Plant Questions

Senator Rand Paul is blocking presidential Energy Department nominees until he hears from Secretary Steven Chu on a compromise to save 1200 jobs at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The plant is likely to end operations in the coming months if the government fails to allow the re-enrichment of spent uranium stored at the plant. On the Senate floor he said he would like to hear a response from letters he sent Secretary Chu seeking the DOE’s approval.

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Society
5:03 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Montgomery Co. No Chains Letter

Montgomery County Tennessee elementary students sent Valentine’s Day cards to dog owners, asking them to not keep pets chained or confined all day. The cards were mailed to about 70 homes where dogs had been seen chained outside or left in pens for long periods.

Government
9:02 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Presidential Lecture: Matalin and Carville

Political Strategists Mary Matalin and James Carville provided insight into the 2012 presidential campaign during Murray State's Presidential Lecture last night. The married couple represented the left and right in their presentation. Matalin, a Republican, made it clear that she hasn't picked her favorite candidate for president. She says it will come down to the nominee's messaging, not the person. Carville did agree with his wife on those points, but he is confident in President Obama's chances at winning re-election.

Winter Weather
11:49 am
Mon February 13, 2012

National Weather Service Updates Snow and Ice Forecast

National Weather Service forecasters say the predicted snow for our region could begin around 3:00 p.m. in far western Kentucky moving east by 9:00 p.m. The best chance of ice, forecasters say, is after midnight. We could see up to one tenth of an inch of ice and possibly an inch of snow.

Highway Crews are not pre-treating roadways today because rain ahead of the snow would wash away the pre-treating chemicals. The road crews though will respond throughout the afternoon and evening as the rain changes to sleet and snow.

 

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