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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Environment
3:11 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

USGS Improving Understanding of New Madrid Fault Line

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Conversation with Bill Ellsworth
Conversation with Oliver Boyd

USGS Scientists Bill Ellsworth and Oliver Boyd join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to speak about regional work involving earthquakes and the New Madrid Fault Line. Ellsworth’s research says injection-induced earthquakes are more prevalent than fracking induced earthquakes. Boyd explains the Missouri Bootheel aeromagnetic survey going on now, tracking seismic activity on certain areas of the fault and furthering research to learn about the faults and to better predict future earthquakes.

Gardening
2:55 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

From the Garden Gate: More for the Border

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This week's From the Garden Gate topic revisits an earlier one, about recommendations for the border of your yard. Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.

Well, here I am, still on the topic of tall plants. Over the years of arranging and rearranging plants and a whole lot of trial and error, I’ve grown fonder of lots of these large plants as the backbone, and even middle ground, of the border.  As my own garden matures, and the beds continue to fill in, these plants serve as a backdrop to set off the shorter flowers in the front.  

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Business
6:16 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Madisonville Leaders On Kentucky Export Initative Outreach

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Conversation with Lee Lingo
Conversation with Kent Waide

Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber President Lee Lingo and Madisonville Area Manufacturers Association President Kent Waide of Ruby Concrete join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They are collaborating on a Kentucky Export Initiative Outreach Meeting Thursday. The luncheon will help local and regional businesses learn about opportunities and benefits in exporting products. The two organizations partner to bring the event to the Madisonville Economic Development office at 755 Industrial Road, at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 18).

Environment
6:09 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

2013 Hummingbird Festival at LBL

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Friends of LBL Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls previews the 2013 Hummingbird Festival with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. The Festival brings thousands to LBL the first weekend in August. The Woodlands Nature Station will host more than 100 hummingbirds each day, as migration will be at its peak in early August. At the festival, hear demonstrations about banding and caring for the birds, as well as games, activities, and storytelling for the family. See more at friendsoflbl.org.

Environment
5:28 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

PAMGA Celebrates 15th Anniversary with "Twilight in the Garden"

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Purchase Area Master Gardener Carol Ullerich visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about PAMGA’s 15th Anniversary, being celebrated with Twilight in the Garden on July 25th. The event, from 5 - 7 pm, will be held at the University of Kentucky Demonstration and Trial Garden at 3600 Coleman Road in Paducah. The garden is typically used as an outdoor classroom, featuring a vegetable garden, small orchard, rain garden, and herb garden. The event will guide visitors through the garden and demonstrate activities such as vermicomposting, propagation, fall gardening, and gardening in small spaces. There will also be activities planned for children, including storytelling and a scavenger hunt. See more about Twilight in the Garden, here.

Culture
3:32 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good for an update on activities there, including art workshops for kids, a book to movie club, staff reads coming soon to WKMS, and a book sale on July 27th. See more about events at Calloway County Public Library.

Health
3:03 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Workshops for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? There are workshops for caregivers for loved ones in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease next week and Helene French, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association, in Evansville brings us more information about them on Sounds Good. Click here for more information about the event.

Society
4:36 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Kentucky National Guard Seeking Funds for State Memorial

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Kate Lochte speaks with John Trowbridge, State Command Historian for the Kentucky National Guard, about a fundraising effort to design and construct a Kentucky National Guard Memorial. The memorial will be located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. According to their website, the memorial will "create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember," as well as provide an educational experience for visitors. 

Sports
4:24 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Ryan Walker Survives (and Completes) the Spartan Death Race

Murray man Ryan Walker was among few finishing the Spartan Death Race this summer. The annual event challenges physical and mental limits in a 48 hour adventure race. According to their website, roughly 90% of participants fail to complete the race. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his experience, what specific events were like, how he pulled through, and whether he'd do it again.

Gardening
2:58 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

From the Garden Gate: Companion Planting

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Here's this week's "From the Garden Gate" by English professor and gardening enthusiast Roy Helton. This week's topic is "companions," combining flowers and vegetables in your garden.

Companions in the Garden

Probably when most of us hear the expression “companion planting,” we think of vegetable gardens and the kinds of flowers that are said to provide benefits for the veggies. The old-fashioned method of including marigolds and nasturtiums in vegetable beds is even receiving increased attention as scientific research catches up with garden lore. One list of suggested flower-vegetable combinations is catnip with eggplant to deter flea beetles, borage with tomatoes to attract beneficial insects, nasturtiums near squash to deter squash beetles, and petunias to act as an alternative food source for the aphids and beetles that go after cucumbers and pumpkins. 

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