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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Science
3:52 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Astronaut Couple Loans Suits to Discovery Park of America

Union City's Discovery Park of America hosts two shuttle astronauts during its Space and Flight Month celebration through January. We're honored to bring you a conversation with the married astronaut couple Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson and Dr. Rhea Seddon who are loaning their suits to Discovery Park of America for the celebration, in a special dinner event next Friday (January 24).

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Arts
3:37 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Slam Poet "Snacks" Starts West Kentucky Poets Group

Credit samuelhawkins.com

Slam Poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins runs a mentoring program at the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club in Paducah and shares his poetry with us during Sounds Good. He also brings news of a West Kentucky Poets group he's working on starting. 

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Politics
4:33 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Statewide Fairness Bill Gaining Traction in Frankfort

Kentucky's House Bill 171, known as the Statewide Fairness Bill, is gaining traction in Frankfort, recently signing 16 co-sponsors, a record number of sponsors. Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator and Vice Chair, President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Jody Randall joins Kate Lochte to talk more about this bill and the way legislators are beginning to think of discrimination protection for the LGBT community.

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Business
4:16 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Update on WK&T's High-Speed Fiber Project

Customers on WK&T's new Flite fiber project can expect internet speeds up to 60 miles per hour. WK&T Sales and Product Manager Michael Lee speaks with Kate Lochte about the fiber construction, how the project began, and what it means for home and business owners in their nine county service area. 

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Arts
11:20 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Bluegrass Grammy Nominee James King Plays Draffenville

This year's Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album include "Three Chords and the Truth" along with projects by The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, Della Mae, and Del McCoury Band. Writing for the CD release of "Three Chords and the Truth," Randy Pitts recalls hearing James King for the first time in 1992 in Owensboro and describes him as a "stocky ex-Marine whose voice bowled me over." Kate speaks with King:

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Arts
10:51 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Market House Theatre Opens the Year with New Farce

Paducah's Market House Theatre opens 'The Fox on the Fairway' tonight (January 16). It's a tribute to golf and to the great English farces of the 1930's and 40's. Playwright Ken Ludwig said in a 2010 interview that the play is "really about love - and the joys and angst and craziness of love - in two different eras of our life." Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Director Michael Cochran, who is directing the production that runs through January 26. 

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Culture
4:47 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Madisonville Hosts One of Kentucky's Largest MLK Celebrations

Hopkins County reaches a milestone Saturday with a program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy that is one of the longest-running and largest MLK national holiday recognition services in Kentucky. Saturday's event theme is "Yesterday's Dream, Tomorrow's Reality," with the program starting at 4 p.m. in the Madisonville Community College Health Campus Byrnes Auditorium, at 750 Laffoon Street in Madisonville. Kate Lochte speaks with Tim W. Thomas of Madisonville, who serves as a Commissioner with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. 

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Arts
4:26 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Thread Drawing & 'Crazy Girl' Painting Workshops at Ephemera Paducah

Here's your opportunity to give that old, torn up quilt a new lease on life. Alabama dollmaker, painter and ceramicist Sunny Carvalho chats with Kat Lochte about her thread drawing and crazy girl painting workshops at Ephemera Paducah, Friday and Saturday (January 17 and 18). 

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Arts
3:26 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Send Those 'Fantastic Fibers' to the Yeiser by January 25

2013 Competition First Place: "Dentro Del Blogspot" by Miki Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas.
Credit Yeiser Art Center, Facebook

The Yeiser Art Center is accepting entries for the 2014 Fantastic Fibers competitive exhibition until January 25. This is the second year the event is officially sanctioned by the American Quilters Society. Acclaimed quilter Caryl-Bryer Fallert-Gentry is the juror this year. Kate Lochte speaks with Josh White, Executive Director of the Yeiser Art Center, about the event and more happenings at the downtown art center. 

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Culture
3:15 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Over 15,000 Items in McCracken County Library's Winter Sale

The Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their Winter Book Sale this weekend (Jan 17 - 18), which features over 15,000 books, movies, and CDs. The event will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church gymnasium. Kate Lochte speaks with coordinator Maudine Buchanan about navigating the sea of books.

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