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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While many Kentucky colleges offer undergraduate programs in sustainability, none have developed a sister program for graduate students. Dr. Howard Whiteman speaks with Kate on Sounds Good today on the development and implementation of Murray State's new Master of Science in Sustainability program, the first in the state. 

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Classes begin at Murray State University Tuesday and the pre-enrollment period is still underway, with a push of students in the last week before classes begin. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte takes a look at the numbers with MSU Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Fred Dietz, why final enrollment numbers don't come in until October and how changing admission standards will impact retention.

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Paducah's bustling with new enterprises and there's another start-up in mid-to-late September when Sara Bradley's new farm-to-table restaurant The Freight House is expected to open in the old freight depot on South 3rd. While putting the finishing touches on the restaurant, Bradley's food has been previewed at Paducah's Farmers Market and Dry Ground Brewing Company. The focus is southern influence and locally sourced fare. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the chef and learns more about how the Paducah native fell in love with food.

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The public speaking joke goes: some people would rather be in the casket than give the eulogy at a funeral. Public speaking and being around others can be anxiety provoking situations, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Bordieri on understanding and strategies for overcoming social anxiety.

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While the Civil War made its way through the South, baseball was burying its roots in Paducah. Uniting the community through decades of peace and war, it is a sport that remains an integral artifact of the city's history. On Sounds Good today, author and baseball historian Randy Morgan speaks about his Evening Upstairs program for the McCracken County Public Library on August 20th, based on his book Paducah's Native Baseball Team: A History of Minor League Baseball in Paducah. 

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National Night Out is a campaign designed to give people in high crime neighborhoods a secure area for local residents to have a block party. Since Murray isn't really a high crime area, the Murray Police Department has helped adapt the concept to be an emergency and public services block party, where the public can interact with first responders and public services to become more familiar with who they are in a non-emergency setting. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Sgt. David Howe of the Murray Police Department about the event including some unique educational response demonstrations.

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Human Resources professionals and business managers across the region are invited to the annual networking conference hosted by the Four Rivers Society for Human Resource Managers August 28 in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Teri Ray, Lecturer in The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State about the event, about why networking is helpful for HR professionals and some tips on working in the field. 

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Paducah has Barbecue on the River, Murray has Freedom Fest, Trigg County has the Ham Festival, so Marshall County is holding its inaugural signature event: The South's Great Lake Fish Festival, on September 19. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Elena Blevins, Marketing Director of the Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau about partnering with FLW for this day of food, fishing and family fun, and more about the community branding campaign.

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Nine-banded armadillos can be found in Land Between the Lakes, eating pesky insects like yellowjackets, wasps and ants (and some plants, too). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Woodlands Nature Station Lead Naturalist John Pollpeter to learn more facts about the leathery little mammal, including a unique reproductive trait, what happens if you scare one and whether or not you can get leprosy if you eat one.

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On 250 acres of lush, natural scenery with three lakes, a new two-story gray stone senior center is waiting for "beautiful people" to make it their home. The Lakes of Paducah is opening this month, and Executive Director Shannon Livingston talks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today to tell us more about the new 42-unit assisted living center.