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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Food & Recipes
4:21 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Summer Soup Recipes from Artisan Kitchen

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In our second installment of Summer Recipes Sound Good, David Jones of Artisan Kitchen cooks up some refreshing entrees. David and Kate talk about a summer soup: gazpacho! David shares his recipes for a red pepper gazpacho and a creamy summer squash basil soup. Both of these recipes are on David's blog at ArtisanKitchen.net. Artisan Kitchen is located at 1704 Broadway in Paducah.

Society
3:35 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Paris Native, Jackie Hays on "Get Healthy"

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Retirement from a storied television news career didn't last long for Paris, Tennessee native Jackie Hays. She likes to think of it as dispelling the notion that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Emmy Awards, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, and now, a new career that spans Facebook, blogging, and video production. Kate Lochte speaks with Murray State alumna Jackie Hays, now with Norton Healthcare in Louisville.

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Education
3:26 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

McCracken Co. Schools Superintendent on the New High School

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Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Nancy Waldrop, Superintendent of the McCracken County Schools, about the new McCracken County High School. They talk about what qualities make the new school a "landmark" school regionally and nationally, the instructional design known as "small learning communities," and how the small-school intimacy of the previously separated high schools is being preserved in the much larger, consolidated school. Click here for more about the new high school.

Society
3:19 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO on Affordable Care Act

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Kate Lochte speaks with Jerry Penner, Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO, about his perspective on changes in healthcare as the Affordable Care Act provisions start kicking in. He talks about the immediate scan of issues pertaining specifically to the hospital, the business prediction of the full impact of healthcare changes on the community, and how healthcare exchanges will work once implemented fully. Click here for more about the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Education
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

WKCTC President on Transition Center for USEC Workers, and More

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.

Education
4:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

MSU Hutson School of Agriculture Dean on Technology, Education, and More

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They take a look at agriculture in the region and across the state, how technology has changed the course of agriculture and education, and work at the Breathitt Veterinary Center. See more about the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Society
4:33 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Cool Off at an Ice Cream Social in Paris

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First Bank vice president and Downtown Paris Association president Kathy Ray visited Sounds Good Wednesday to share the news about DPA's "Cool Treats, Classic Cars and Crazy Contests" event Saturday, July 27th from 3 to 6 p.m. around the Henry County Courthouse Square. Hear all about this fundraiser for the Caring Hearts Fund and DPA, including details on the ice-cream eating challenges and the frozen t-shirt contest. See more at visitdowntownparis.com.

Education
4:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Audio Profile: Governor's Scholars Class

Murray State, Bellarmine College, and Morehead State campuses host the 2013 class of Governor's Scholars, a summer residential program for outstanding rising seniors in Kentucky high schools. The office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise provide financial support so students attend at no charge. The program has grown from about two hundred students at one location in 1983 to over a thousand at three locations this year. The program's core curriculum includes a focus area, or major, general studies, and seminars. Dr. Bella Ezumah of the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications brought her 18 student class to WKMS and we created this audio portrait together.

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Education
4:25 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Murray State Launches New Management Degree Program

Murray State's Teresa Betts joined Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today. She’s the assistant professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration who will take the lead in rolling out Murray’s new degree program in logistics and supply chain management that meshes with WKCTC’s degrees in Logistics and Operations Management or Business Administration. They also discussed how the expansion of the Panama Canal influenced this program, and what the implications of the expansion are for the community.

Environment
3:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Ky Association for Environmental Education Hosts Networking Opportunity at Lake Barkley

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Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, about enrollment for a conference at Lake Barkley in mid-September. The annual KAEE conference is designed to make connections across disciplines and age groups in the state of Kentucky with the common goal of working to build a sustainable environment through education. Conference strands include environmental education in practice and an in-depth look at skills related to environmental issues. Click here for more information.

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