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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Society
3:25 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Calloway County Public Library Plans for Expansion

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the library's strategic plan and hopes for expansion. They also talk about the summer youth reading program and more summer activities at the library. 

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Arts
3:19 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Penguin Project Pairs Special Needs Kids with Peer Mentors in Theatre

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park is starting a program for kids with special needs called The Penguin Project. At 6 p.m. this Thursday (May 22) and next Thursday (May 29), Playhouse hosts introductory  - get acquainted meetings for special needs youth with youth interested in becoming peer mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the project. Kate Lochte learns more with founder and director Dr. Andy Morgan. Dr. Morgan is a professor of clinical pediatrics and former head of the Division of Child Development at the University College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois.

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Arts
9:28 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown

In our final feature about the 2014 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah, we hear music by the Bowling Green band, Fat Box. The band headlines on the main stage tonight (Friday) starting at 9. Kate Lochte speaks with lead guitarist Clay Powell. 

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Arts
11:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown

St. Louis based artist Don Tran demonstrates and sells Vietnamese hand-sewn silk embroideries at festivals nationally and is among sixty-plus artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend. His embroidery took a best in show this year at the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival in Louisville. Tran demonstrates his process at the festival and speaks with Kate on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:39 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown

Boston Mills double bench
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Joe Dumas uses natural Alabama sandstone and solid steel to create one-of-a-kind furniture, used inside or outside the home. He named his art business, Yellow Dog Enterprises, after his beloved labrador retrievers, not because of any political affiliation. Dumas is among 60 or more artists bringing their works to show, sell, and for some - demonstrate, at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah tomorrow and Saturday. Yellow Dog Enterprise works are called mixed media in the Festival listing. Kate Lcohte finds out more with Joe Dumas on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

You're Invited: LowerTown After Party at Maiden Alley

There's an after party this weekend and you're invited! Maiden Alley is teaming up with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the LowerTown Arts & Music Fest coordinators for two after parties: Friday Night it's Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and FatBox; Saturday night it's The Duke of Uke and Red Ember. Showtime starts this Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. MAC Executive Director Landee Bryant-Greene stops by Sounds Good to talk about the headliners performing into the wee hours at MAC tomorrow and Saturday nights. 

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Arts
2:15 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage

Soul Dog is a Purchase Area-based band that performs soul and classic rock favorites from the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Smokey Robinson, the Beatles, Van Morrison, David Bowie and more. They'll be joining the line-up of local artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend in Paducah. Soul Dog takes the main stage Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Harrison Stage at 7:30. Bassist Kevin Qualls joins Kate Lochte in the studio on Sounds Good for a preview.

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Arts
3:01 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Paducah Printmaker Demonstrates Process at LowerTown Fest

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Michael Crouse is a LowerTown-based multi-media printmaker, working in the processes of relief, lithography, intaglio, screen-printing, and monotype. He's exhibiting at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival Friday and Saturday in Paducah. During Sounds Good we learn more about his setting up a press for demonstrations there.

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Sports
3:48 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Murray State 'Hatch Attack' Youth Football Camp

Murray State's Hatch Attack Summer Youth Football Camp is an opportunity for kids in Middle School and High School to learn the same skills that the Racers practice daily on the field. Kids will learn from quality instructors to become a more fundamentally sound football player. Kate Lochte speaks with Coach Chris Hatcher on Sounds Good about how to sign up for this year's camp.

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Arts
2:56 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

'Fourchestra' Brings Steel Pan Funk to LowerTown

Amidst an eclectic lineup of musicians performing at this weekend's LowerTown Arts & Music Festival is the Asheville, North Carolina jazz fusion ensemble called the Jonathon Scales Fourchestra.  Bandleader Scales is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He was the saxophonist before turning to steel pans in 2002. We meet Jonathan Scales and hear the Fourchestra with Kate Lochte.

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