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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Government
2:09 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Futurist Explains Concern Over Kentucky Legislative Issues

Ivan Potter at WKMS

Planner and futurist Ivan Potter worries about the impact on Western Kentucky of certain 2014 KY General Assembly bills, including those involving eminent domain, the public service commission, the budget and nuclear waste. He discusses the Kentucky political outlook with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Culture
3:46 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

What's Happening at the Calloway County Library

In our regular monthly conversation with Calloway County Library's Sandy Linn,  Linn talks about the upcoming Dr. Seuss Celebration, a new book club at Hickory Woods Retirement Center and other book clubs including the Ft. Donelson Discussion Group.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Murray Art Guild Seeks Local Artists for 'Visual Evidence'

Murray Art Guild is calling for entries for its 26th annual exhibition celebrating local and regional contemporary artists. MAG Director Debi Danielson joins Kate Lochte for more about Visual Evidence 2014 - the entry deadline is Wednesday, February 19. The opening reception is March 15.

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Science
1:47 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day from Southeast Dairy

Credit southeastdairy.org

According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans will spend $1.1 billion on Valentine's sweets this year, most of it chocolate. Kate Lochte speaks with Southeast Dairy's Nutrition Affairs Program Manager Laura Marbury who offers healthier alternatives for our consideration, and some tips for chasing away the effects of the flu.

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Arts
12:04 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Dan Knowles and Chill Tonic Play Paris, A Preview

Dan Knowles plays a popular tune from the 1850s.

This Saturday, Lee Academy for the Arts in Paris, Tennessee, present Dan Knowles and Chill Tonic in concert beginning at 7 p.m. On Sounds Good, we welcome back multi-instrumentalist, singer and entertainer Dan Knowles for a preview ahead of his concert.

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Business
3:51 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

New $500k Microloan Program for Small Businesses

A new half-million dollar microloan program is seeking small businesses and entrepreneurs in the region. Marta Elliot, Purchase Area Development District Business Lending Director, and Chris Wooldridge, District Director of Murray State's Small Business Development Center, have partnered to bring awareness of this new loan available from the Small Business Administration and speak about it with Kate on Sounds Good.

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Environment
4:51 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Winter Pruning Tips from MSU Horticulturalist

With high temperatures expected to reach the lower to mid 50s this weekend, it might just be warm enough to step outside and give that yard some much needed tender loving care. Pruning during the dormant months is the most common practice, allowing plants ample opportunity to grow in the spring. Murray State Horticulture faculty member Pat Williams addresses pruning in the winter and what to do about ice-damaged trees in a workshop from 1 to 3 Saturday (February 15) afternoon at the Pullen Farm greenhouse at the Murray State Arboretum, on Hickory Drive, off Main Street.

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Government
4:33 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Beshear's Tax Reform Proposal in House Budget Committee Today, A Behind-The-Scenes Look

Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson
Credit Flickr

Lt. Gov Jerry Abramson presented a draft of Governor Steve Beshear's proposed tax code changes to the House budget committee today, which was first announced by Beshear last week. The changes, if fully implemented, could raise an estimated $210 million annually by expanding the 6% sales tax to select services, an increased tax on cigarettes from 60 cents to $1 dollar per pack, and reducing tax breaks on pensions for people earning more than $80,000. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with policy analyst and member of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee on tax reform, Jason Bailey about the events of the day.

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Education
3:32 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

WKCTC Among Top Community Colleges for 3rd Consecutive Year

Once again, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has placed Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College among the nation's best community colleges. The top 150 will compete for a $1 million grand prize awarded in early 2015. Kate speaks with Dr. Renae Akin, WKCTC Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate VP of Learning Initiatives about the honor.

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Environment
12:57 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

National Weather Service: Snow Likely Tonight

The National Weather Service says a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will move across the Mississippi Valley tonight, bringing a spread of snow across the Ohio River Valley. We will likely receive roughly 1 to 2 inches of snow this evening, which may make roads hazardous. Rick Shanklin of NWS in Paducah gives us an outlook on weekend weather.

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