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
11:09 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Kentucky Monthly Seeking Submissions for 6th Annual Writers' Showcase

Kate Lochte speaks with Steve Vest, the owner and publisher of Vested Interest Publications - Kentucky Monthly magazine’s parent company, who gives us the scoop on how to enter its 6th Annual Literary Showcase. Kentucky Monthly is seeking fiction, creative-non fiction and poetry submissions from Kentucky writers, which includes anyone who currently lives in Kentucky, or has lived in Kentucky and uses it as their subject matter. See how to submit your work on the Kentucky Monthly website.

Environment
3:34 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

From the Garden Gate: Have You Tried Ornamental Grasses?

Purple Love Grass
Credit Betty Wargo / ucl.broward.edu

Here's the next edition our our weekly gardening series, "From the Garden Gate." Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.

Who among the clan of devout gardeners doesn’t yearn for perennials that are easy to plant, require little or no care, serve multiple purposes, and are virtually indestructible—having almost no pests or diseases?  I can just hear my neighbor’s answer to that question:  “Oh, yeah, I know; you’re talking about weeds.”

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Architecture
4:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City

Credit Chad Lampe

Obion County, Tennessee, looks to a fantastic new attraction near Union City to bring many thousands of visitors annually. The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation is Discovery Park’s principal benefactor. Mr. Kirkland ultimately chose Louis Siriani to be the architect for the 100,000 square foot center of the new 50-acre Discovery Park of America. Since 1984, Siriani's been a principal of the Boston architectural firm Verner Johnson, Inc, which specializes in planning and designing museums which in this country alone draw millions of visitors a year. Mr. Siriani has planned and designed science and technology, history, and multi-disciplinary museums all over the country and the world. He spoke with Kate Lochte about working with Mr. Kirkland and the Union City community for this ambitious project.

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Society
12:29 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Dietitian Laura Marbury on Healthy Eating and Fighting Weight Gain

Kate Lochte speaks with Laura Marbury, the Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Tennessee and Kentucky about losing weight. The Southeastern Dairy Association is sending Marbury around Tennessee and Kentucky to spread her knowledge of nutrition including the fact that milk is a good source of vitamin D and how to fight the inevitable weight gain of one to three pounds a year. 

Culture
3:35 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Returns to Calloway County Public Library

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns to the Calloway County Public Library for a performance tonight (Thursday, May 16) at 6:30 p.m. According to the library's website, The New York based artist made his professional debut at the age of 15. He now tours the country, performing over 100 concerts each year. Tonight's event is free and will be in the Calloway County Public Library meeting room. Try to get there early, space is limited.

Speaker's Corner
2:42 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Susan & Morgan Guess Present Bullying: A Plan for Kentucky and What Kids Can Do

Credit YouTube

Susan and Morgan Guess presented "A Plan for Kentucky and What Kids Can Do," during the Murray Human Rights Commission's Bullying Conference on April 6, 2013 in the Barkley Room of the Curris Center at Murray State University. Here is the the audio of their nearly hour long discussion of what the Guess family has done to bring attention to the issue of bullying since Morgan's experience.

Arts
2:34 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Makes Their LowerTown Debut

Daniel Sene

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival which occurs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. Admission is free to the Festival and there's no parking fee. Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

Culture
2:26 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Paducah Carpenter Crafts New Life into "Upcycled" Items

Credit Patina in Paducah, Facebook

Over 50 guest artists will be showing their works on the streets of LowerTown, Paducah, and many of the resident galleries will be open extended hours during the Arts & Music festival there Friday through Sunday. As you listen to the upcoming interview with one of these artists, selected by jurors, you might want to log on to the website patinainpaducah.com. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's Sounds Good guest, Darrell Martin. See more interviews on our LowerTown page.

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Environment
2:20 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

From the Garden Gate: The Path of Least Resistance

"From the Garden Gate" is next. Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.

The Path of Least Resistance

When I was young my father devoted half of our back yard in Nashville to his energetically maintained vegetable garden.  And since there were five children in the family, there was a certain obvious utility to all his planting and harvesting.

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Culture
2:13 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

James King and Band Play Cadiz Lakeland Jamboree

Credit thejameskingband.com

His voice is called lonesome, yearning, urgent and tender. Rounder Recording artist James King is 12 time and reigning traditional male vocalist of the year of the Society for the Preservation of Blue Grass of America. Singer of such hits as "Echo Mountain," "Bed By the Window," and "Thirty Years of Farming," James King and Band performs next Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at Lakeland Jamboree, 61 Jefferson Street, Cadiz. Mr. King spoke with Kate Lochte about his music and we'll hear that interview.

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