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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Society
2:45 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 1

Heather Elliot of Peel & Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They walk through the first of a three part series on changes we're looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act. Peel & Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website. Click here to read more.

Science
2:08 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Matt Sullivan on Healthy Living & Wellness Expo 2013

Matt Sullivan speaks with Kate Lochte about the Healthy Living & Wellness Expo, featuring special guest and speaker Naomi Judd, coming to Murray this weekend (September 21). One of the largest health events in western Kentucky, the expo is designed to educate and inspire the public in the areas of healthy living, personal wellness, fitness, lifestyle improvement and longetivity, financial strategies for seniors, and Medicare and Medicaid best practices. See more about the event.

Arts
6:12 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Events at the Calloway County Public Library

Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte. She gives ad update on events at the library, including the status on the flooring project, a preview of the Fort Donelson Community Discussion Group and the topic: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. They also talk about the Monday club and how to access the library through an eReader. See more at callowaycountylibrary.org.

Society
6:04 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center

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Dr. Marty Dunham speaks with Kate Lochte about Murray State University's College of Education Assessment and Counseling Center. The center provides low cost psychoeducational consultation, evaluation, and counseling services. Some of the issues they commonly help with include adjusting to new situations, depression, stress, homesickness, anxiety and fear, grief, relationship issues, and family problems. See more, including their hours, here.

Education
5:59 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer

The Kentucky Historical Society dedicates an historical marker honoring Marshall County education pioneer Henry H. Lovett Sr. Monday, September 16. Kate Lochte speaks with Becky Riddle of KHS about Mr. Lovett. Lovett was elected head of the Benton schools in 1905, helped establish Benton High School as the first high school in Marshall County. He was later active in the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the first circuit judge of the 42nd district. See more about events at the Kentucky Historical Society at their website

Business
5:50 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Murray State Economist Joins Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group

A non-partisan team of seven economists from across the state, The Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group, works up projections used for state budget development and long-range planning by the Governor and the Kentucky legislature.  Murray State Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Arthur J. Bauerfeind College of Business, Dr. Jim McCoy has begun work with the Group and we learn more about this, with Kate Lochte.

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Business
5:33 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum

Based in New York City, Thinc Design is an exhibition design firm that has created museum experiences around the world. It's originator, Tom Hennes, says the Discovery Park of America in Union City, inspired by the philanthropy of retired businessman Robert Kirkland, is full of fascinating exhibits. These exhibits, he says, are inspired by the community of Union City. We've met the Boston-based architect Louis Siriani who designed the building. We meet Tom Hennes with Kate Lochte, as we continue our coverage of this remarkable new tourism feature in our region.

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Arts
3:05 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Premiere of Ciach's Third Sonata Thursday

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Murray State Music Department assistant professor, pianist, composer Brian Ciach premieres his Third Sonata Thursday night at 7:30 in Farrell Recital Hall. Farrell Recital Hall is on the third floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts. The performance is open to all. He performs the music and speaks about it during the 50 minute piece. Kate Lochte learns more about the Sonata with the composer next, including a sneak preview of the Sonata's first movement. See more of Brian's work at his website.

Environment
2:58 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

'On the Grid,' How Regulations Keep Electric Utilities Running Smoothly

Nancy Grant
Credit Jim Battles

In the first 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. They speak about month's feature, which takes a look at how utility companies operated in the past, in order to understand the present and future. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Environment
4:11 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Calloway Co. Emergency Director on Preparedness Planning

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Kate Lochte speaks with Calloway County Emergency Director Bill Call on preparedness planning, including how they prepare for earthquakes and what that involves on a county-wide or region-wide scale. The crux of the September Preparedness Month is to "Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Get involved." They talk about how to check your emergency food supplies and more. See more information at cdc.gov.

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