Kate Lochte

Station Manager

Kate Lochte was born in Texas, and grew up in Alabama, Alaska, New York, and Maine. She and Music City, Tennessee native Bob Lochte have sojourned in Los Angeles, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski, and Greeneville, Tennessee and now, Murray, Kentucky. Kate has taught high school and college English; office-managed the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga; written for the Chattanooga Free Press and the Pulaski Citizen newspapers; broadcast news and music for WMGL-FM and WKMS-FM; and broadcast for WETO-TV as the Kid's Klub's "Granny Goose." The Lochtes and their dogs enjoy being at home in the woods of Calloway County. For a time, Kate shared her appreciation for world music hosting shows Ports of Call and Country Music on WKMS.

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Culture
1:49 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

132nd Annual "Big Singing" Kicks off in Benton Next Month

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The 132nd "Big Singing" takes place in Benton next month. The city tradition has been described as "the oldest indigenous musical tradition in the nation."

Gene Gilliland is one of the event's leaders; he spoke with Kate Lochte on what the Big Singing is all about.

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Culture
1:56 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

QuiltWeek Festivities in Paducah Wrap Up Saturday

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The 31st annual QuiltWeek event in Paducah ends Saturday. Each year, thousands from the region and beyond gather to celebrate the craft.

Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning spoke with Kate Lochte on "Sounds Good" about how the week's gone so far and what to look forward to Friday and Saturday.

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Education
1:38 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Belizean Journalist Visits Murray for "100,000 Strong in the Americas" Initiative

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Murray State University is one of four places in America to host a Belizean journalist for a part of the "100,000 Strong in the Americas" initiative.

The initiative's designed to increase educational exchanges between the US, the Americas and the Caribbean.

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Culture
4:21 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised" Opening Tonight in Murray

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"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised" opens tonight in Robert E. Johnson Theatre. The Murray State Arts and Entertainment event condenses all 37 of the playwright's works into one 90-minute show.

Director and MSU Professor Matt Crider spoke with Kate Lochte on the work that went into this one-of-a-kind play.

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Culture
4:03 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Murray Woman's Club Hosting Floral Show and Luncheon May 7

A view of the Murray Woman's Club clubhouse.
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The Murray Woman's Club's Garden Department sponsors a Floral and Iris Color Show Plant Sale and Luncheon May 7. Proceeds fund the MSU Horticulture Student Scholarship. President Judy Kelso Spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the festivities and the benefits it brings.

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Arts
5:20 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

[Update] WKMS Broadcasts Live from the 2015 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

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Update: Added information about the WKMS live broadcasts. 

The Kentucky Tourism Bureau lists the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah among the top Spring festivals in the Commonwealth. The annual gathering of regional music, artists and food vendors is Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16 in the LowerTown district. Organizers Michael and Victoria Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this year's special events, the juried artists on display and the line-up of local music.

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Society
11:28 am
Wed April 22, 2015

MSU Professor Researches How Personal and Private Chefs Find Their Identity as Professionals

Dr. Alexandra Hendley
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We continue a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our sixth guest is Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Alexandra Hendley, whose studies about how personal and private chefs see themselves as professionals and may even suggest other research into how students are advised to "follow their passions." Dr. Henley speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Science
1:42 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Ways to Manage Stress (and Get a Good Night's Sleep)

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As the semester winds down at Murray State and across the region and finals week approaches, the topic of stress may be on the minds of many. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology discuss finding various ways of dealing with stress and how to get a good night's sleep.

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Arts
1:14 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Paducah Poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins on New Book and Teaching Poetry

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Paducah-based poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins has been performing his poetry at events around the region for many years (including the 2014 WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition at Maiden Alley Cinema). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about his new book This is Why Kids Wanna Stay Up Late, hears some of his poetry, and his process teaching kids poetry in class workshops.

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Arts
4:32 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Piecemakers Quilt Show On Exhibit at Mayfield's Ice House Gallery

The Piecemakers Quilt Show on exhibit at Ice House Gallery
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With Quilt Week underway in Paducah bringing in over 30,000 quilters and visitors, Mayfield's Ice House Gallery has special hours and is showing the work of a regional group of quilters called The Piecemakers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Lou Ann Philpot of Murray, whose "Bride's Quilt," created last year, greets gallery visitors.

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