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.

Ways To Connect

Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Facebook Page

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra's 2015/16 season is a "biggie," featuring soloists pianist Fabio Bidini and violinist Gary Levinson. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Daniel Sene about the season that "stretches the boundaries" with 'gargantuan' musical pieces like Mahler's 1st Symphony, Beethoven's 9th (Ode To Joy), the familiar tunes of Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto and anchored by the popular 'A Christmas Celebration.'


As the sweltering heat of summer persists, thoughts of sweet iced tea and frozen lemonade taunt us. But how did ice become an American necessity? Dr. Jonathan Rees of Colorado State University speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today about his new book, Refrigeration Nation, and Americans' addiction to ice.  

Tomato Art Fest, Facebook

This Friday and Saturday, East Nashville's Five Points neighborhood anticipates tens of thousands of visitors for the Tomato Art Fest founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyn, owners of the Art and Invention Gallery. The neighborhood pitched in to grow the event, touted by the Oxford American and Southern Living as one of the "five things you need to know in the South right now." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Meg MacFadyn about the festival celebrating all things tomato, the concert Friday night and area art vendors.


WKCTC's Inland Logistics and Marine Institute is funded by a portion of a $23.8 million dollar grant through the US Labor Department Trade Adjustments and Assistance Community College and Career Training Program, to start and grow their program and improve online content in an effort to provide training for high-skilled, high-wage positions. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the program's director Troy Courtney about the program and the open house on August 10.

SIU Press

Flatboats were the most prevalent form of transportation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers through the late 1700's and early 1800's. While the harsh, active river currents and salvaging settlers have left little to explore of these boats, the remains of one vessel have been found in the muddy banks of the Ohio. Kate Lochte welcomes SIU Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Director Dr. Mark Wagner to Sounds Good to discuss his new book "The Wreck of the America in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River."

Hickman County High School

Hickman County went from ranking 140th to 2nd in the state this year in the state college and career readiness ranking, thanks to its new educational program, Falcon Academy. Kate Lochte speaks with Hickman County High School Principal Kevin Estis on Sounds Good about how the program preps students for college. 

Sergey Lavrentev, 123rf Stock Photo

Bees have been on decline in the western hemisphere for the last 10 or 15 years, says beekeeper hobbyist Jim Gould. This is due to reduction in habitat, invasive pests and an increase in pesticide use. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Gould about how beekeepers can bring populations back from the brink and how people interested in beekeeping can get started, ahead of the McCracken County Master Gardener's Toolbox program next Tuesday.

iList Western Kentucky, ilistpaducah.com

iList Western Kentucky's iNest columnist/blogger/homesteader Kelsie Gray writes about topics ranging from taking care of chickens in your backyard to making your own deodorant. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gray and learns more about her writing, why she's named her chickens after small towns in Oklahoma and how she developed a passion for homesteading while living on a commune.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

There's a lot of buzz about Harper Lee's new novel Go Set a Watchman. On Sounds Good, Jenni Todd, Asia Burnett and Kate Lochte preview the first WKMS Book Club event Wednesday, August 12 @ 5:30 pm to discuss this release. 

Moonlight Bike Ride, Facebook

The 2nd Annual Moonlight Bike Ride benefits Paducah Cooperative Ministry this Saturday, where hundreds of participants will adorn their bikes with glow sticks and take a 10-mile ride through Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with organizers Erin and Justin Lewis of the Chain Reaction Cycling Club about the event they're presenting with BikeWorld.