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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Environment
12:52 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 2

In the second of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss  her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. In this conversation, they speak about the 'rules that keep the power flowing, how an invisible web of federal rules and regulations governs electric utility operations and affect your bills,' an article written by Grant.. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Arts
4:07 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Artist Dale Leys Exhibits 'A 40 Year Retrospective'

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Murray State art professor and local artist Dale Leys joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his exhibition titled, "Dale Leys: A 40 Year Retrospective," opening at The Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema, and Ruth Baggett's Gallery 1025 this weekend (October 5, 2013), through November 2. The works display Leys' live and experience as an artist living and teaching in western Kentucky and his travels abroad over the decades. See a great article with more information and photos at ilistpaducah.com

See more of Dale Leys' work on his website

Business
4:47 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU Oct. 9

Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Ramage, Associate Director of Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Management. They are hosting a Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU October 9th, featuring the chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Steve Wildman. This is a free conference for the telecom industry, state PSC commissioners and staff members, and members of academic telecommunications programs that will address change in technology and the marketplace and its impact on regulatory bodies. Click here for more information.

Arts
4:34 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Third Annual "Art in the Vineyard" at Purple Toad Winery

Paducah Art Guild's Susan French joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the third annual Art in the Vineyard at Purple Toad Winery on Old US 45, Noon to 5 pm on October 12. Artists will display, sell, and demonstrate their work including pottery, paintings, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Singer/songwriter Mark Donham and Dorothy & Jace Seavers will provide music. Heavenly Cakes & Cafe will host lunch items and desserts. Admisison is free. See more at arguildofpaducah.org.

Arts
3:46 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Dr. Roger Weis Dreams of the Sea in a New Book of Poetry

Dr. Roger Weis joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss and read poems from his 8th book, sea dreams. Weis says he fell in love with the sea when he worked at his neighbor's hotel in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a teenager. It was the same year he began writing poetry. Weis directed Youth and Nonprofit Leadership at Murray State University for 25 years and now serves as Assistant Dean of its College of Health Sciences and Human Services. To purchase copies of his book, visit bookstore.murraystate.edu. or call 270-809-4388. The book sells for $14 and all royalties go to charity.

Environment
3:33 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

From the Garden Gate: The Garden Museum in London

Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about his visit to The Garden Museum in London. 

The Garden Museum in London

Whenever I teach in England as I did for a month this summer, I always feel as if I’m in a kind of gardeners’ heaven.  This summer I got a chance to visit a museum devoted entirely to gardening.  Located across the River Thames from the Houses of Parliament, the Garden History Museum is housed in the rescued and restored medieval church of St Mary-at-Lambeth.

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Society
2:49 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 3

Heather Elliot of Peel & Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They walk through the third of a three part series on changes we're looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.

This conversation begins with the question, "It's happening... What do I do?"

What about people whose work has employees travel beyond the coverage areas specified in their plans? Also, what about early renewal options? Peel & Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website. Click here to read more.

Environment
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

From the Garden Gate: September Gardening

Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about the 'vegetative doldrums' of September, and how to prepare for next season.

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Arts
2:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

'Eye Full of Paris Weekend' 2013 Preview

Kate Lochte chats with the Downtown Paris Association's Kathy Ray about this weekend's Eyeful of Paris Celebration. Commercial Bank presents Noon on the Square on the Courthouse Lawn on Friday featuring country music artist John Austin McDaniel. On Saturday, the PHC Arts Council and DPA present Arts Round the Square and Kidzone Live on the Courthouse Lawn from 9 am to 4 pm. Paris Winery presents a Concert in the Vineyards that evening from 6 to 10. See more about the weekend's events.

Education
12:28 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

New Executive Director KY Humanities Council visits MSU

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Former Kentucky Attorney General and U.S. Representative for the Sixth District of the Commonwealth, Ben Chandler is now Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. His visit to western Kentucky coincides with Chautauqua performances in Hopkinsville schools and a two-part program at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Friday. We learn more with Kate Lochte.

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