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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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

Society
2:57 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Folk Singer Peter Yarrow Addresses Bullying in 'Operation Respect' Presentation at MSU

Peter Yarrow
Credit Phil Konstantin, Wikimedia Commons

Murray State’s Kentucky Center for School Safety Resource Center hosts a free workshop on training and curriculum on bullying and violence prevention next Wednesday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Curris Center.  Registration is open until Friday at kysafeschools.org for this “Operation Respect Workshop.”  Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Murray fame founded Operation Respect and will appear in concert in Wrather Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., also on April 10.  Kate Lochte speaks with Operation Respect education director Mark Weiss.

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Culture
2:49 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

'Stitch Like An Egyptian' at Quilt Week in Paducah

EGYPTIAN APPLIQUE ART #95 - MOHAMED IBRAHIM
Credit www.americanquilter.com

Tens of thousands of visitors will be in our region to view the contemporary art of quilting in a myriad of styles, methods, and materials during the AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah the 24th through the 27th of April. Among these visitors will be two men from Cairo, Egypt who will be demonstrating their art of applique’, making works on the spot, exhibiting their textile art and selling works as well. Next we meet the woman who paved the way for these artisans to have access to the American marketplace. Kate Lochte interviews Jenny Bowker.

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Society
2:27 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Local United Way Making Impact on Poverty

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The United Way of Paducah McCracken County is engaging in work visioned in the Impact Poverty Study. Executive Director Ashley Wright updates Paducah Rotary this week and WKMS listeners on the work underway and the progress made thus far.

See more at United Way of Paducah's website.

Arts
1:21 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Chefs Duel at Kenlake State Resort Park

Please note: Due to technical difficulties during the interview, we boosted amplitude levels in post-production.

Shirley T. Johnson of Twilight Theatre Productions is putting on "Two Kentucky Dueling Chefs" at Kenlake State Resort Park on Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. The chefs prepare full dinners of two different cuisines in front of you. Reservations are due to 270-436-2399 by Wednesday, April 10. 

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