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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Education
4:51 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

MSU's AlcoholEDU Teaches Awareness for High School Students

MSU's Associate Director for Health Services Judy Lyle initiated bringing the online program AlcoholEDU to Murray State students as well as students at Murray And Calloway County High in an effort to combat alcohol abuse.

The confidential, online program involves surveys and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators has noted its effectively moderating high-risk drinking. She speaks with Kate about the program on Sounds Good.

See more on Roundabout Murray.

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Arts
4:35 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Playhouse in the Park Presents: "Shrek The Musical"

Playhouse in the Park is one of the first amateur theatres in the country to be awarded a contract for Shrek the Musical, based on the film that started it all.

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Arts
4:33 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Murray Art Guild's 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project

The Murray Art Guild and partners host a 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project to benefit Needline of Murray and Calloway County Friday. Guild Director Debi Danielson is here with Nicole Schmittou, representing MSU Nutrition students cooking the soup that will go in the bowls after they are made. Debi describes the project - an effort to fight hunger needs in the community. The bowls are made by local artists and volunteers - all are welcome. A fundraising event is then held, where the bowls are sold as a donation. This event is Friday, (October 18) from 7 to 10 pm at the Murray Art Guild. See more on the Murray Art Guild website.

Culture
4:08 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Historical Ghost Walk in the Murray Cemetery

Sons of Confederate Veterans member Sandy Forrest stops by our studio to talk about Saturday's (October 19) Ghost Walk and Historical Tour of the Murray City Cemetery, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, during which Civil War era Confederate soldiers and local citizens tell their stories. See more about the Kentucky Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Arts
4:58 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Paducah's Market House Theatre Turns 50

Paducah's Market House Theatre has a birthday party today (October 14) at 5:30 pm, celebrating 50 years in the community. The event is open to cast members, back stage volunteers, employees, former employees, ushers, youth program participants, season ticket holders, and anyone who just loves Market House. Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Michael Cochran about the milestone, more about the celebration, and what the next 50 years will bring for the theatre and the community. See more at mhtplay.com.

Join the party on their Facebook page!

Arts
3:14 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Prairie Home Favorites Robin & Linda Williams Play Glema Mahr

Singers/songwriters Robin & Linda Williams, part of A Prairie Home Companion's ensemble, perform Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. They're celebrating the release of their new album "Back 40" on this tour of eleven venues. Kate Lochte spoke with the couple about "Back 40", working with Garrison Keillor, songwriting, and 2 songs from this new collection.

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Arts
2:44 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Joe Castillo Demonstrates 'Visual Magic' with "SandStory"

Credit joecastillo.com

The Marshall County Arts Commission presents "SandStory" with Joe Castillo this Saturday (October 19th) at 7 p.m. in the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center of Marshall County High School in Benton. Castillo reached the finals in NBC's America's Got Talent last September. See Joe Castillo's work in action at his website.

See his Sand Art titled "Never Forget" after the jump:

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Society
4:53 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Madisonville Chamber Director on the I-69 Development Conference

Kate Lochte speaks with Hopkins County-Madisonville Chamber Director Lee Lingo about its upcoming I-69 Kentucky Development Conference presented by Rogers Group. The purpose of the Conference, presented by Rogers Group, Inc. is to help communities prepare for the economic benefits and transitions of the I-69 Corridor that is a planned 55 mile freeway overlapping portions of I-24 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, to improve trade and travel across western Kentucky. The Conference is on Tuesday, October 15, from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville. Click here to find out more about the event and how to participate.

Arts
4:25 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Enjoy an Entertaining Gala at Murray State's Taste of the Arts

We talk with Tina Bernot about Murray State’s Taste of the Arts event supporting the College of Humanities and Fine Arts on October 17. She outlines the (mostly) sold-out event and a few items of interest that will be in the silent auction, including unique pieces from the recently razed Ordway Hall. The evening encourages an appreciation and support of the music and arts programs at Murray State. See more information on Murray State's Roundabout Newsletter.

Culture
3:58 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

How to Judge A Country Ham

Credit Trigg County Ham Festival, Facebook

Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Gregg Rentfrow of the UK Extension Faculty about how to judge country hams. The 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival takes place this weekend and many people are bringing hams for judging. Dr. Rentfrow talks about the criteria: confirmation, which is the overall shape of the ham, how plump it is, and whether it has a pleasing shape - like a classic teardrop; workmanship, the ability to clean the ham up - extra curing, mold (yes, mold! he explains this), etc.; and color and aroma! See more about the Trigg County Country Ham Festival on Facebook.

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