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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Government
9:28 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Rep. Ed Whitfield on Affordable Care Act, Gov’t Shutdown: ‘It’s Always Easy Looking in Hindsight'

Listen to Chad Lampe's weekend conversation with U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield

U.S. Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield says a different focus for the Republican Party may have been more effective in negotiations during the 16-day partial government shutdown earlier this month. Whitfield made his remarks in a weekend WKMS interview.

Whitfield said Republican uproar over the Affordable Care Act was understandable because, he said, the overreaching public law is riddled with problems the federal and state governments are battling. Because of that, though, Whitfield said he believes portions of the law upon which Republican scrutiny is centered will fall apart regardless of Congressional opposition.

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Government
1:12 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

McConnell on Obamacare: Change May Come As Some Senate Democrats Seek Mandate Delay

Sen. McConnell addresses a town hall on 'Obamacare'
Credit Kyser Lough / Murray Calloway County Hospital

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the key to repealing the Affordable Care Act will take gaining a republican majority in the U.S. Senate and electing a republican president.

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Higher Education
8:51 am
Wed October 23, 2013

MSU Science Campus Named for Alumnus Gene Wells Ray

Dr. Gene Wells Ray Science Campus
Credit MSU

Hear the interview with Dr. Ray.

Murray State Alumnus Dr. Gene Wells Ray recently visited MSU for homecoming festivities and to attend the dedication of the "Dr. Gene Wells Ray Science Campus."

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Education
12:37 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

MSU Alumnus and Donor Jesse D. Jones Presents on his Life and Experiences Today

Credit MSU

Dr. Jesse D. Jones is a Marshall County Native, a 1964 graduate of Murray State and one of the University's most generous donors. 

He's provided a naming gift for the Jones College of Science Engineering and Technology.  Jones also provided funds to name the Jones family clock tower and many other campus initiatives and scholarships.

Jones gives a presentation today at 2:30 in the Collins Industry and Technology building on campus titled Adventure: Life and Its Experiences.

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Government
5:05 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Whitfield Says He'll Vote for Senate Plan to Reopen Government and Avoid Debt Ceiling

Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-01) will vote in favor of a bipartisan Senate plan that will reopen the U.S. Government and increase the U.S. debt limit.

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Government
5:12 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Gov. Beshear Not Sure About Using State Funds to Reopen Fed Parks

Credit wikipedia.com

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear needs more information to determine if funding the Commonwealth’s federal parks during the partial government shutdown is a feasible plan.

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Arts
3:53 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

'Simulacra' on Display at MSU Clara Eagle Gallery

Credit Facebook

Colin Nesbit of Murray State's Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery joins Chad Lampe on Sounds Good to talk about the work of Tim Kowalczyk on display, called "Simlulacra: Ceramic Works." Simulacra is the plural for simulacrum, which means likeness or similarity, often tied to photorealism or pop art. Viewers of the gallery will recognize the objects on display as things other than porcelain construction despite the medium. The gallery is on display through October 18. See more on The Clara M. Eagle Gallery Facebook page.

Education
6:58 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Miller Wants Performance Based Funding To be Fair

Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education President Bob King has been pushing to change the state funding model for universities since 2011. King wants to add funding, in addition to the base, on performance on certain metrics.

The change would allow universities to meet a performance standard in certain criteria to receive funding above their state base. Murray State Interim President Tim Miller says the University has always supported the idea of performance funding. He says Murray State’s success has always allowed for that.

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Society
10:28 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Update: Victims Identified in Calloway County Fatal House Explosion

Update 7:56 P.M: The Kentucky State Police have identified those involved in the explosion.

The surviving victims of the house explosion are Marty Story, 54, of Murray, Melissa Mcleod, 41, of Hazel, Ira Greer, 60, of Almo, and Barbara Parker, 70, of Murray.  The surviving victims remain in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN.  The deceased has been identified as Kenneth Story, 72, of Murray.

Original Story: The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fatal house explosion that leveled a Calloway County home on Saturday night. Multiple law enforcement agencies arrived at the house on Cook Store Trail near Coldwater shortly after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor. 

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Government
2:26 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Legislative Ethics Commission Considers Sexual Harassment Training

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Legislative Ethics Commission will consider bringing in an expert on sexual harassment to train Kentucky lawmakers.   The commission has discussed a request from House lawmakers to include sexual harassment as part of annual ethics training provided to lawmakers.

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