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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Arts
1:27 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Grammy Award-Winning Classical Guitarist 'Plays' at Glema Center

Jason Vieaux
Credit Tyler Boye, christinajensenpr.com

Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux performs next Tuesday at 7:30 at Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. At the age of 19, Vieaux won the Guitar Foundation of America's International Competition. He's also the first classical musician featured on NPR's Tiny Desk series, having fostered a long relationship with public radio from playing on Performance Today. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his early training, his experience winning a Grammy and his upcoming show in Madisonville.

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Science
2:11 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

'I Had No Idea' It's National Eating Disorders Week

Credit NEDA, nedawareness.org

Next week is National Eating Disorders Week, with the theme of "I Had No Idea" for 2015. Many people who are aware of eating disorders may not think they have one, but the campaign seeks to educate people on healthy methods of managing weight along with empowerment activities that help individuals embrace positive qualities in themselves as opposed to an unrealistic ideal. Murray State's Women's Center Director Abigail French discusses events at Murray State University for the awareness week, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Society
1:43 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Attend An Eight-Week Citizen's Police Academy in Murray

Communications Supervisor Rick Harris talks to a Citizen's Police Academy about how 911 and dispatches work
Credit Murray Police Department, Facebook

Police officers understand that often their interaction with the public is during high-stress times, so the Murray Police Department and other forces reach out to explain more about what they are trained to do in an eight-week Citizens' Police Academy with night classes through March and April. On Sounds Good, Sergeant David Howe and Kate Lochte do an overview of the course, which includes the basics of police work, a tour of the 911 call-center, understanding drug investigations, demystifying criminology, a tour of the jail and more.

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Arts
3:00 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Holds Auditions for 'After Dark' Production RENT

Director Joshua Byrn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Tony Award-winning rock musical RENT, loosely based on the opera La boheme, follows the story of young artists struggling to survive in New York City and the complications of AIDS. The musical spent twelve years on Broadway and is now being staged at Murray's Playhouse in the Park as part of their After Dark series. Director Joshua Byrn directs and visits Sounds Good to talk about auditions, the show's controversial topics and the overarching theme of "no day but today."

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Arts
9:39 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Area Students Learn Lithography with Printmaker Meghan O'Connor

Meghan O'Connor teaches students the process of lithography
Credit Murray State University Printmaking, Facebook

Printmaking, the art of creating a print and putting it on paper, spans centuries and many forms are still active in the art world, from etching to relief to silkscreen. But one form that is considered "the beast" of the medium, lithography, combines artistic "magic" with chemistry. Tennessee State University professor and printmaker Meghan O'Connor conducts workshops at Murray State and area high schools this week and on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the artist, who gives a public lecture Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Clara Eagle Gallery classroom (weather depending) and printmaking professor Nicole Hand.

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Arts
8:40 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

This Year's Academy Awards and The Challenges of Historical Fiction

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Being snowed in this week may have given some the opportunity to catch up on the films nominated for this year's Academy Awards, airing February 22 on ABC. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Andrew Black, Murray State English and Philosophy Department Assistant Professor and Specialist in Media Studies, with a preview of some of the nominees and his pick for Best Picture. 

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Culture
10:34 am
Wed February 18, 2015

'Ted Talk' on Hopkinsville Journalist Rescheduled to March

Credit Courtesy of Jennifer Brown, Kentucky New Era archives

Ted Poston was born in Hopkinsville in 1906. He attended an African American high school in Hopkinsville and earned his bachelor's degree in Nashville. In 1928, he moved to New York and joined the Harlem Renaissance. There, he became the first African American writer on staff at the New York Post and the first to make a career at a white mainstream paper, where he covered the major events of the Civil Rights Era. Kentucky New Era Opinion Editor Jennifer Brown joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to preview her "Ted Talk" coming up in March, with more about Hopkinsville's own, the "Dean of Black Journalists," Ted Poston.

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Arts
8:40 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

"The Big Smoke" Author Reads Poems About Boxer Jack Johnson at Murray State

Credit The Big Smoke book cover, adrianmatejka.com

In 2013, Penguin Books published Adrian Matejka's book about the flamboyant boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world who held the title from 19088 to 1915. The book received the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award recognizing its important contribution to the understanding of racism and human diversity. Writing for Boston.com of The Boston Globe, John Freeman says that Matejka's voice is that of the boxer: "The gold-toothed, Shakespeare-loving, womanizing child of ex-slaves talks jive, taunts opponents, and muses philosophical about the American condition: 'When I clinch a man/it's like being swaddled in forgiveness.'" Kate Lochte visited with Matejka about The Big Smoke ahead of his reading Thursday night at Murray State.

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Society
8:19 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

UT Martin Hosts 15th Annual Civil Rights Conference Next Week

Credit UT Martin logo, utm.edu

The University of Tennessee at Martin hosts its 15th Annual Civil Rights Conference next week. Conference Director, Assistant Professor of History Renee LaFleur previews the multi-day event whose keynote speaker is presidential historian and Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library since 2009, Mark Updegrove. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with LaFleur about the theme of how President Johnson's "Great Society" contributed to the Civil Rights Movement and other featured speakers at the event.

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Education
7:25 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Murray State Campus Climate Survey Looks at Diversity Efforts

Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University's President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is a governing body on campus responsible for planning, developing, improving and evaluating diversity efforts including the Campus Diversity Plan. On Sounds Good, Dr. Don Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs and chair of the Commission, and Caroline Atkins of the Department for Continuing Education join Kate Lochte to talk about how the latest Campus Climate Survey from 2014 compares to one conducted in 2005.

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