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


7:22 am
Mon August 19, 2013

MSU Finalizes Contract With Search Firm To Find Its Next President

Murray State University will pay national search firm Witt Kieffer up to $130,000 to find its next president. The university formalized its contract earlier this month.  The contract, obtained through an open records request, stipulates a base payment of $100,000 to the firm with additional expenses not to exceed $30,000.

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3:23 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Patriot Coal and UWMA Reach Potential Agreement Over Benefits

The nation's biggest miners' union and Patriot Coal Co. say they have reached a potential settlement over the severity of wage and benefits cuts a bankruptcy judge had allowed the company to impose.

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10:17 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

What Voters Say About Government and Politics at Fancy Farm

Jim Rodgers, Paducah

The politicians had their time behind the podium at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic. The crowd's chants were heard en-masse. But, individual's cast ballots. So, contributing Producer John Paul Henry spoke with some Fancy Farm attendees away from the political speaking and asked them two questions:

  • How has the Government affected you in the last year, good or bad?
  • What value do you think the stump speeches at Fancy Farm add to the political process?

Hear their answers:

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2:49 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

NPR's Noah Adams on Reporting Philosophy and His Trip to Paducah

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NPR’s Noah Adams has been reporting news on public radio, or hosting public radio programs for nearly 40 years. The Eastern Kentucky Native is now a correspondent for NPR’s national desk reporting mostly on changing communities. 

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5:16 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

State Auditor: Kentucky Isn't Ready for Expanded Medicaid Coverage


Kentucky’s State Auditor Adam Edelen is concerned about the Commonwealth’s ability support an added 300,000 resident’s to its Medicaid program. Expanded Medicaid coverage next year comes as part of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

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Higher Education
1:51 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

MSU Presidential Search Committee Selects National Search Firm Witt/Kieffer

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Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee unanimously selected national firm Witt/Keiffer to manage the search process for the university’s next president. The committee chose the firm from a list of three preferred firms.

MSU’s Director of Procurement Deanne Toby says the details of Witt/Keiffer’s proposal will be public once the company and the university draft a contract.

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4:25 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Bevin Brings Campaign Rollout to Paducah: Fighting Early Attack Ads

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin speaks to a room of about 20 attendees with his family by his side on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.
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Hear the full interview with Matt Bevin

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin brought day two of his campaign announcement tour to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah Thursday.

The Louisville businessman was born in Colorado and raised in New Hampshire. Bevin is hoping to unseat U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in next May’s Republican primary.

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12:45 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Abramson: 'Governor Beshear Chief Negotiator for Tax Reform'


Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson says he is looking to the General Assembly for movement on his recommendations for statewide tax reforms, and that he is not yet prepared to announce a decision on a potential 2015 bid for governor.

Abramson assumed the chairmanship of a commission on statewide tax reform shortly after taking office in 2011. In 2012, the commission performed an extensive review of Kentucky’s tax codes. That study became one of 12 the Commonwealth has conducted since 1982.

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9:00 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

United Way's Dail Selected as Mur/Cal Chamber of Commerce President

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce has selected Aaron Dail as the organization’s next President. Dail currently serves as the Executive Director of Murray Calloway County United Way.

"I'm excited and humbled to have this honor in representing our Chamber members and community efforts,” said Dail.”I'm looking forward to beginning work in partnership with the board and staff to accomplish great things and to meet and listen to the needs and wants of our chamber members."

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2:45 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce to Name Next President

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce will announce the new Chamber president Thursday at its annual dinner.

The full board met Monday to approve the search committee's pick for the job. The committee picked from  four finalists. Two of the finalists were from Murray, and the others were from Kentucky and out of state.

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