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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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.

 

2012 General Assembly
4:36 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston Wraps Up This Week in Frankfort

This week legislation has been flying around the house and senate in Frankfort, and somewhat surprisingly the house and senate came to an agreement on congressional districts. Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about the happenings in Kentucky’s State Capitol this week.

Here are a few stories Kenny covered this week:

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Environment
4:19 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Mild Winter Good For Bugs?

University of Kentucky

We are in our first extended cold snap of 2012 following a warm couple of months. While the cold weather means layering your clothing to keep warm, it also to some has historically been a predictor for a normal spring insect population.   Entomologist Doug Johnson from the University of Kentucky's Extension office in Princeton digs into details of insect population predictors and their coping strategies during the cold months.  

Education
7:53 am
Fri February 10, 2012

MSU Ends Undefeated Streak

The last undefeated college basketball team in the country, the Murray State Racers, fell to Tennessee State last night at the CFSB center in Murray.
The Racers lead for much of the game until the Tigers mounted a 21 to 7 run in the second half. The Racers failed to mount a last second comeback and ultimately lost 72 to 68. The Racers are now 23 and 1 on the season and still number one in the OVC.  They take the court at the CFSB center again Saturday against Austin Peay.

Higher Education
10:40 am
Fri January 27, 2012

January Conversation with Murray State President

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has outlined significant cuts in the Commonwealth's two year budget. This week, Chad Lampe sat down with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn to learn what MSU can do to weather a potential 6.4 percent cut to the school's budget. Also, his thoughts on the possible addition of the private University of Pikeville to the roster of state colleges.

 

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Q&A
4:32 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Q&A with Council On Post-Secondary Education President Bob King

Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education

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Local Features
10:23 am
Fri December 16, 2011

December Q&A with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

K-12 Education
10:58 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Step Up For Kids with Sen. Ken Winters and Kentucky Youth Advocates' Terry Brooks

Murray, KY –

WKMS News teamed up with the non-profit, non-partisan group, Kentucky Youth Advocates at a regional Step Up for Kids conference.  This education special on Front Page P.M. digs into K-12 issues with Kentucky Senate Education Committee Chairman Dr. Ken Winters and the Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, Terry Brooks. This conversation was recorded last week in Murray as part of a KYA Step Up for Kids Regional event. News Director and Assistant Station Manager, Chad Lampe, served as moderator for the discussion.

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Local Features
10:32 am
Thu November 17, 2011

MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn on Likelihood of a State Funding Increase to State Universities

MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

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Regional Headlines
9:21 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Adopt-A-Highway Begins Next Week

Murray, KY – Volunteers will spread out across Kentucky's highways starting Sunday for Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says more than 900 groups take part in the program established 23 years ago. Volunteers clean some 6,800 miles of roadside every year.

 

HOW DO I JOIN?

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