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
11:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

AQS Co-Founder is 2013 Quilters Hall of Fame Inductee

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Starting out with husband Bill as a publisher of books on collectibles, Meredith Schroeder co-founded the American Quilter's Society or AQS, and this year she is being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame. They simply thought that quilts should be recognized as art. This notion changed both their business and their city. In late March Kate Lochte spoke with Meredith Schroeder to learn more.

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Culture
5:11 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

New Exhibits at Paducah's Market House Museum

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The Market House Museum in downtown Paducah opened new exhibits this past weekend and its director, Penny Baucum Fields, describes them on Sounds Good. The Market House Museum is located at 121 South 2nd Street in Market House Square, downtown Paducah. Their new hours are Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. Click here for more on the Market House Museum website.

Arts
5:02 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

MSU English Student Organization has "A Way With Words"

Murray State English and Philosophy faculty member Carrie Jerrell is visits Kate on Sounds Good. recruiting for the English Student Organization’s poetry recitation event called “A Way With Words” on Monday, April 22, at 7:;30 p.m. in the Clara Eagle Gallery on campus.

Arts
4:55 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Playhouse in the Park Presents: "Driving Miss Daisy"

Actors Marci Edmonds and Joshua Jones performing a scene from the show

A perennial favorite opens at Murray’s Playhouse in the Park this week: "Driving Miss Daisy," by Alfred Uhry. The 1987 play centers around the relationship of an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn during the time period 1948 to 1973. Kate Lochte speaks with Director Katie Hamilton, and actors Marci Edmonds (Daisy) and Joshua Jones (Hoke) about the production.

Education
5:37 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Teaching Poetry to Kids and Recording for Radio

Murray State’s Teacher Quality Institute’s Constance Alexander brings poetry to the studio on Sounds Good today. She’s produced Poetry Minutes for WKMS over the past several years. In the conversation, she reads some of the poems written by area school kids for the project, and talks about teaching poetry to kids, how to interpret something like a photo or painting using carefully constructed words.

Click here to listen to this year's Poetry Minutes.

Bonus: Here's last year's Poetry Minutes!

Environment
5:31 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Mapping the Pennyrile

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Last week, the Pennyrile Area Development District announced that a new set of letter-size county maps for its region is now available at its website: peadd.org. The person responsible for mapping is Jim Creighton, who is called a “data integrator,” and he spoke with Kate Lochte about his work.

Culture
4:25 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Cinema International Presents Cairo, IL Doc "Between Two Rivers"

Murray State's Cinema International is including "Between Two Rivers" the 2012 Documentary about Cairo, IL, in this week's features with a showing tomorrow night (first showing was Thursday night). Tim Johns is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, Jesse Stuart Fellowship, in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State and is becoming active with the Cinema International organization on campus.

Arts
4:19 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Interior Designer and Doodler Bill Ford Makes Art Show Debut

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Kate Lochte speaks with interior designer Bill Ford of Paducah. Saturday, April 13 from 4 to 8 pm, Gallery 1025, at 1025 Jefferson Street in Paducah, hosts the opening reception for Mr. Ford’s first art show, “Bill Ford: Signature Collection.” The show runs through May 25th. See more at Bill Ford's website.

Society
3:49 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

West Kentucky Easter Seals Enhance Regional Childcare with "The Lily Pad"

Credit Easter Seals West Kentucky, Facebook

Kate Lochte speaks with West Kentucky Easter Seals President and CEO Danny Carroll about a new project underway. The organization is in the first stages of implementing a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Program, called "The Lily Pad," providing enhanced childcare to Western Kentucky families with children facing complex medical issues.

Society
3:40 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries

Kate Lochte speaks with Ann Johnson of the Kentucky Historical Society about their Cemetery Preservation Program. They have recently added two new services, thanks to grant funds from the Steele-Reese Foundation: KHS' Pioneer Cemetery Program and its Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. Cemeteries dating prior to 1842 are considered "pioneer" and if so designated will be marked and dedicated as such. Click here to learn more about KHS Cemetery Preservation

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