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
12:30 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

'Race to the Finish' Derby Party for Children's Art Building in Benton

Music by Paducah Jazz Ensemble, food by Chef Kelly Staples, an auction and hat contest! The Marshall County Arts Commission continues to fund raise for its 6,800 square foot Children's Art Activity Center in Benton. Longtime board member and office Ann Riley visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about its 3rd Annual Race to the Finish Derby Party on April 25.

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Education
11:54 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Fitness Games and Healthy Education at WOW Kids Fitness & Wellness Fair

Woodmen of the World hosts a Kids Fitness & Wellness Fair at Mid-Continent University's gymnasium on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features sports safety and first aid information, anti-drug and alcohol education, health screenings, story time, gardening demonstrations, healthy snacks, games and a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit giveaway. WOW Community Outreach Manager Angela Hatton joins us on Sounds Good to tell us more. 

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Art
3:34 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Artist Fidalis Buehler on Sounds Good

Fidalis Buehler's artwork examines personal identity through various depictions of life experience both past and present. These ideas are shaped through Pacific Island/Western upbringing infusing dreams, story telling, chants, and rituals, including genres of American Pop Culture. 

Buehler's work is in the Foyer of the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State through April 20th. You can also see it at fidalisbuehler.com. The Eagle Gallery is on the sixth floor of Doyle Fine Arts which is on campus at the corner of 15th and Olive. 

Sports
3:27 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

New Churchill Downs Announcer Larry Collmus on Sounds Good

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Today we meet Larry Collmus who has announced horse races across the country at some of the most famous Thoroughbred tracks like Saratoga, Aqueduct and more. He's coming to Kentucky this year to call races at Churchill Downs. 

Collmus became the voice of the Triple Crown and Breeders Cup Broadcasts on NBC Sports in 2011. The 2014 racing season will be his debut calling for Churchill Downs. 

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Education
12:36 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

MSU Distinguished Professor Launches Strategic Philanthropy Program

Dr. Bob Long is the Murray State University Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and a Senior Fellow at Arizona State University's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, where he has launched a new graduate course called "Strategic Philanthropy: Learning by Giving." This new program is sponsored by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which is focused on addressing hunger, conflict and poverty. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the initiative and its origins.

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Sports
2:03 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

'Kitty League' Filmmaker/Author Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The Kitty League was a Class D Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee baseball league in action from 1903 to 1955, with a few years off in between. Kate Lochte speaks with independent documentary producer Josh Maxwell about his Kickstarter campaign to create a documentary about the Kitty League, about which he's already written a book.

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Government
2:14 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Daughter of Gov. Breathitt Joins 50th Anniversary March on Frankfort

Linda K. Breathitt, Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
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Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Linda Breathitt's father, the late Governor Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, was newly in office for the 1964 March on Frankfort that was celebrated in a 50th Anniversary March today (March 5). Kate Lochte speaks with her about that time and today's march, 50 years later.

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Culture
2:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Hopkinsville International Festival Celebrates Global Heritage This Weekend

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The Hopkinsville International Festival will be held March 7 from 4-8PM and March 8 from 10AM to 6PM at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Parks and Recreation will host a "Creation Station" where participants can design their own kites. Other festival activities include a virtual Tour de France, multilingual stories, an international pageant, international food vendors, a photo booth, door prizes, and more. Christian County Chamber's Yasamin Ausenbaugh visits with Kate Lochte  on Sounds Good for a preview.

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Business
2:38 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Understanding Bitcoin's Rise and Fall... and Rise?

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The virtual currency Bitcoin has been on a media rollercoaster since its introduction in 2009. Recently, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy, leaving half a billion dollars potentially gone. This news comes on the heels of the Chinese government announcing that exchanges were banned from using the Yuan. Nevertheless, Bitcoin may still be the currency of the future. Murray State's Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business faculty member Sunayan Acharya joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to explain the headlines and what the future may have in store for the digital currency.

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Arts
2:12 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

"Generazioni"- MSU Music Dept. Celebrates Paul Salerni

Murray State Department of Music offers a Mini-Festival featuring the Music of Paul Salerni titled "Generazioni" Thursday and Friday. On Sounds Good, Kate learns more from faculty member Mike D'Ambrozio,  who studied with Salerni at Lehigh University. 

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