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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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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Education
4:26 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

A Conversation with Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State's Next President

Coming from the West, Dr. Robert O. "Bob" Davies assumes the presidency of Murray State University this July. Dr. Davies and his sister thought of themselves as "university brats" growing up. Kate Lochte speaks with Davies about his family and his experiences interviewing for his new job, from his office at EOU.

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Arts
4:06 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Russian Photojournalists Present "From Sochi to Paducah" at Paducah School of Art & Design

Seacoast by Oksana Yushko, from her portfolio website youok.ru

Work by award-winning Russian photojournalists Oksana Yushko and Arthur Bondar are featured in a program titled "From Sochi to Paducah" at the Paducah School of Art and Design. The school's dean Paul Aho joins Kate on Sounds Good to preview this collaboration with the Paducah Arts Alliance.

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Society
3:57 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Learning and Volunteering Opportunities at MSU Women's Center

This month, the Murray State Women's Center seeks items for their adopted agency, Needline. They're also hosting a Celebrate Women Luncheon in the MSU Women's Center, with door prizes and more. The Director of Murray State's Women's Center Abigail French visits Sounds Good to talk about its learning and volunteering opportunities.

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Society
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Murray Relay For Life: New Time, New Location

The Relay for Life is an opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what one can do to reduce cancer risk, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Murray's Relay for Life Publicity Chair, Betsy Whitfield, visits Sounds Good to tell us about a new time for this year's event: April 18 and 19, and a new location: The Expo Center on College Farm Road.

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Arts
1:15 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

"An Island is Unreliable," New Exhibit at Janice Mason Art Museum

The Janice Mason Art Museum presents "An Island is Unreliable," a new exhibition featuring work by sculptor Cody Arnall and photographer Sarah Phyllis Smith. The work explores how objects become a part of a visual language for constructing and understanding our relationships with time, place, and memory. Cadiz's Janice Mason Art Museum's Executive Director Megan Whittaker Nesbit visits Sounds Good to preview the exhibit. 

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Science
2:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Hospital Joins National Effort to Educate Importance of Colorectal Screenings

From left to right: Kate Lochte, Jimmie Sue Mathis, Rhonda Boone

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital joins the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings. Murray Calloway County Hospital's Bariatric Solutions Nurse Practitioner Rhonda Boone and cancer survivor Jimmie Sue Mathis visit Sounds Good to talk about colorectal cancer awareness.

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Environment
2:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Murray Mayor on Make A Difference Recycling Day

Murray's 95th Make a Difference Day recycling event is at Murray State's Roy Stewart Stadium on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Mayor Bill Wells stops by Sounds Good to tell us about the opportunity to make an environmental difference.

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Business
1:57 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Wild Mountain Bakery Opening in Downtown Murray

A new bakery will be opening soon on the Murray Courthouse Square. On Sounds Good, Eran and Karen Guse give us a preview of their cakes, Danishes, cheesecakes and more offerings at their Wild Mountain Bakery & Cafe, set to open next week. Karen is the artisan baker and Eran teaches at Murray State.

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