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


Front Page PM
6:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Front Page PM 3/16/12

(1.) COLSTON ON THE CAPITOL –- Lawmakers in Frankfort have been hard at work over the past week in the Kentucky General Assembly.  A proposed state-wide indoor smoking ban cleared its first legislative hurdle and the senate has passed four constitutional amendments.  Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston gives Rick Howlett the latest on what’s happening in Frankfort.

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Fire Services
8:49 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

South Fulton Adopts New Fire Subscription Service

Obion County Tennessee residents within 5 miles of South Fulton have a new subscription based fire service that helps ensure fire fighters respond to all fires. The change comes after the city faced scrutiny for not fighting fires at homes where the owner failed to pay the fee. City commissioners voted three to two Thursday night to approve the ordinance.

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Front Page Episodes
6:45 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Front Page PM 3/9/12

(1.) COLSTON ON THE CAPITOL –- It’s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. And to summarize what happened and why Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett. 


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MSU President Evaluation
7:51 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Dunn’s Evaluation Still Ongoing

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn’s five-year performance evaluation will likely be completed by the board of regents’ June meeting. Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris says this is the first comprehensive review of any President in the history of the University. He says a new policy the board adopted requires the evaluation after five years with the University. It entails meetings with various university stakeholders including faculty, staff, students and community leaders. The evaluation process has been ongoing since the board’s August meeting.

Murray State News
7:47 am
Mon March 5, 2012

MSU Ceases Library Talks

The Murray State Board of Regents has unexpectedly suspended all internal and external conversations on building a new library. The board voted Friday to cease conversations on its number one agency bond project due to funding limitations and a bleak budget outlook. MSU was prepping to move forward with the building by paying for it with a student fee system. MSU President Dr.

Front Page Episodes
10:00 am
Sun March 4, 2012

Front Page Sunday 3/4/12

(1.) BILL CALL 2-WAY -- As severe weather struck our region this week many of you might have had weather radios alerting you of warnings to your county or the loud outdoor sirens you might be used to. This week, though as a Tornado Warning was issued for northern Calloway County residents in the storm’s path heard no out-door sirens, because there aren’t any.  WKMS’s Shelly Baskin speaks with Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call to find out why. 

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Front Page Episodes
6:30 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Front Page PM 3/2/12

A group of Fort Campbell Soldiers preparing for a potential deployment to Afghanistan are taking extra time to learn Afghan customs to help them build rapport with key leaders in villages preyed upon by insurgents.  On this week's Front Page PM, we go through the training to hear from the Afghan Role Players and the soldiers.

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Fort Campbell
5:57 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Fort Campbell Soldiers Learn Afghan Relationship Building

Captain Searles Engages with Elder Qudus Khan
U.S. Army

A group of six Afghan men dressed in traditional long flowing garments play cards and listen to music from a small boom-box while they await their orders for the planned Engagement Training or SLE.  Role Player Qudus Khan who plays the village Elder lays out the basic reason for the training.

”When you know how to talk to an and elder, that’s where relationships start, said Qudus”

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4:28 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

UPIKE Hits Snags in Legislature

UPIKE students

A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a roadblock in the  Kentucky legislature.  House Speaker Greg Stumbo conceded Thursday he doesn't think lawmakers will accept a proposal to use millions of dollars from a tax on coal mined in the region to turn the private University of Pikeville into a public school.  What started as a seemingly unlikely proposal had gathered momentum early in the legislative session. But that momentum waned in recent weeks, after local officials and public university leaders objected. Former Gov.

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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