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


2:26 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Legislative Ethics Commission Considers Sexual Harassment Training

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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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4:53 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Paducah Bank Names New President

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Paducah Bank has named Mardie Herndon Jr. as the bank’s new president and COO.  Herndon succeeds Wally Bateman who is leaving the post after 20 years in the position. Bateman will remain as a director and officer for the bank.

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4:02 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Murray Police on National Drinking & Driving Prevention Effort

Each year, nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving, which is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year and killing all aboard. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every state and most US towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving through Labor Day. Murray Police Department Crime Prevention Sergant speaks with Chad Lampe about the crackdown.

10:31 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

PACRO Subcommittee Meets Behind Closed Doors to Discuss New Proposals

Members of the PACRO Contract Negotiation Committee, including Mayor Gayle Kaler and Commissioner Sandra Wilson, center, at Wednesday's meeting.
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The federally funded group tasked with mitigating the effects of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s closure blocked the press from accessing much of its public meeting Wednesday as the committee members listened to two proposals about the organization’s administrative future.  

PACRO board members didn’t cite a specific statute related to Kentucky’s Open Meetings Law when removing members of the media, which the law requires. The board also didn’t issue a public agenda for the meeting, also required by law. 

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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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