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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Arts
5:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Paducah Family Launches YA Online Literary Magazine

Members of Paducah's Jaeger family have created an online literary magazine "for the imaginative young adult reader, inspired young adult writer and adventurous artist," titled Stone Crowns. Kate Lochte speaks with Matt Jaeger on Sounds Good. The Stone Crowns philosophy is to facilitate realistic and/or fantastic worlds exciting and worth exploring.

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign'

West Kentucky Mentoring or WKM has launched its annual Buddy Campaign. Today on Sounds Good, we welcome back Executive Director Suzy Crook to learn more about it. West Kentucky Mentoring serves youth ages 5 to 18 by partnering caring adult mentors with kids in various sites such as schools, libraries and homes to provide at least one hour per week of personal time spent helping with homework, sports, talking about life, etc. 

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Arts
1:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State

Highly lauded poet, Boston native, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Alan Shapiro reads from his latest book at Murray State this Thursday (April 3) in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Shapiro has won numerous awards for his work including two from the National Arts Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation. On Sounds Good, Shapiro reads from his work and talks about how he became a poet after his high school basketball career ended.

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Society
1:07 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State

Jimmy LaSalvia is longtime political activist and strategist, founder of GOProud - a political action group representing gay conservatives, and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and network TV. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good ahead of his presentation "Homocon: A Gay Conservative's View from the Trenches of the Culture Wars," tonight at 7:30 at Murray State University in the Curris Center's Barkley Room. This event is sponsored by LGBT Programming, MSU Alliance, and the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

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Business
12:06 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

MSU Telecom Hosts Free Security Conference for Small Business and Security Gurus

A free technology security conference, the region's largest, The Patterns of Distinction: Security Matters Conference is coming up April 24th. Representatives from Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management: Michael Ramage, Associate Director, and Annie Vandiver, Program Coordinator speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to give a preview of the event and talk about some of the current issues regarding security.

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Culture
11:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site

Lifeways Mural at Wickliffe Mounds

Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1. 

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Environment
11:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Gear Up for the Sucker Punch Century Ride

Maybe you've been sitting on the couch a little too much this winter? Time to get the spring season rolling with Gear Up Cycles' Sucker Punch Century Ride this Saturday (April 5). Join participants for a 30, 60, 0r 100 mile fun ride through scenic routes in Calloway County. Gear Up Cycles' Matt Falwell describes the ride with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Culture
2:11 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

The 22nd Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar

Hopkinsville native Edgar Cayce became a household name for allegedly possessing strange powers of mental telepathy. His purported psychic abilities to answer questions on health and other personal problems while in a trance garnered him worldwide fame. Museums of Hopkinsville Director Alissa Keller joins Kate on Sounds Good with events Friday through Sunday (March 28-30) remembering Cayce's legacy in the 22nd annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar featuring experts and a hypnotist.

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Society
1:54 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Carmen Lowry on Social Change and Empowerment Initatives

Carmen Lowry's humanitarian work with the International Rescue Committee has recently taken her to Lebanon and Iraqi Kurdistan. Her focus is programming involving social change, empowerment, and addressing gender-based violence. She visits Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to speak about her work.

"You know, I think what really drives me in this work is this notion that we can really make a difference, that we can create a world where people are valued, a world where, in particular, women are valued, where we don't have that level of violence."

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Education
4:33 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Meet Hopkinsville Community College's New President, Dr. Jay Allen

Credit Dr. Jay Allen, Twitter

In late 2013, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System announced the appointment of Dr. Jay S. Allen as the next president of Hopkinsville Community College. Dr. Allen comes from his position as Vice President of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College System. He brings over 18 years of experience as a community college administrator. Kate Lochte learns more about Dr. Allen in a conversation on Sounds Good, including some of his plans for the future of HCC.

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