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.


4:30 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

11 Year Old Entrepreneur Starts Apparel Business in Madisonville

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Anyah Logan is 11 years old. She loves to ride her bike, play with friends and sew for fun. She's also the owner of a tie-dye apparel business in Madisonville and an interactive marketplace online. She wowed the city's 1 Million Cups of Coffee entrepreneur group with a presentation over the summer. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Anyah Logan and her mom Yvonne.

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2:19 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's 'A Christmas Celebration'

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It's Paducah Symphony Orchestra's most popular show, selling out four years in a row, "A Christmas Celebration" is this Saturday at 7:30 at the Carson Center in Paducah. Featuring the symphony and chorus, youth and children's choruses, Murray State Concert Choir and Murray Choral Society. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the program that starts at 7:30 p.m.

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2:38 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

St. John's in Murray Seeks Volunteers for Warming Center

Reverend Matthew Bradley of St. John's Episcopal Church in Murray visits Sounds Good to explain the need for volunteers, either individuals or groups from civic organizations, for the winter's warming center at the church on West Main. Their goal is to remain open through February.

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4:17 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Little River Band's Wayne Nelson Preview's Glema Mahr Center Show

Little River Band
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An Evening with Little River Band at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on campus at Madisonville Community College starts at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday. Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with bass guitarist and vocalist Wayne Nelson about his being the bridge between the original band and the current lineup that brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, like "Reminiscing." 

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3:58 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Murray State Readies New Responsive Website

Coming in January, Murray State's main website will undergo a major change to accommodate mobile users. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this overhaul from web manager Charley Allen. She says mobile use has overtaken desktop use this year and it's time for Murray State's site to align with this trend, with a focus on making it easier for prospective students to access information and apply for admission on a mobile device.

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2:18 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Playhouse in the Parks' Rusty Jones Previews Holiday Shows on Sounds Good

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WKMS' Kate Lochte sits down with MSU English professor and Playhouse in the Park board member Rusty Jones to take a look at the start of theater's holiday season. 

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12:34 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Understanding Depression: Medicinal and Talk-Based Therapies

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WEB MD online's "Myth Buster" includes this thought on the idea that "depressed people cry a lot." The word is: not always. Some people don't cry or even act terribly sad when they're depressed. Instead, they are emotionally "blank" and may feel worthless or useless. Even without dramatic symptoms, untreated depression prevents people from living life to its fullest - and takes a toll on families. Kate Lochte continues a conversation about understanding depression with Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri, with a focus on the origins of depression and treatments still subject to ongoing research.

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4:56 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Meet Local Farmers: Red Roof Ranch Alpacas in Cadiz

'Tis the season to get out the coats, scarves, earmuffs and warm socks. But maybe those socks made from sheep's wool just aren't warm enough? Introducing alpaca fiber or "the fiber of the gods" as the Incans called it. It's a luxury fiber similar to cashmere, but has a hollow core that gives it an extra insulating property, which makes it lighter and warmer. On Sounds Good, we meet Kathy Tinkham of Red Roof Ranch Alpacas in Trigg County and learn how she got into raising alpacas and some of the items in her store that will keep you warm this winter season.

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3:31 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Murray Composer on Writing "A Winter's Dawn" - Performance This Saturday

John Fannin says inspiration for "A Winter's Dawn" comes from a blend of understanding popular music and high velocity skiing. He conducts this piece of original work for Saturday's Community Band Concert in Murray. Kate Lochte gets a sneak listen with Fannin on Sounds Good and they talk about how his compositions are getting nationwide attention in the wind band repertoire.

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2:54 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

'100 Veterans' - A Photographic Exhibit at Madisonville's Glema Mahr Center

Richard Frymire
Credit Jim Pearson, glemacenter.org

Former Madisonville Messenger photographer Jim Pearson's 100 portraits of veterans who live in Hopkins County are on display through December 18 in the Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center for the Arts' Anne P. Baker Gallery. The exhibit opened on Veteran's Day. Kate Lochte  speaks with Pearson on Sounds Good about how the project turned into an exhibit and describes some of the subjects in the work.

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