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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Business
12:10 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

[Slideshow] Progress on the Kentucky Dam Lock

photo courtesy of Don Getty

The Kentucky Lock Addition Project is located at Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River. The project seeks to reduce the average delay time and reduce traffic levels for commercial tows. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets an update on its progress from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Adam Walker and whether or not the Lock is on course for completion in 2018.

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Business
11:39 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Downtown Paris Week: Art Walk, Music on the Square, Local Eats & More

Downtown Paris Week kicks off this Sunday and continues until June 14. Downtown Paris Association invite visitors to come and experience a taste of Paris - dining at local restaurants, Music on the Square featuring the Chill Tonics, a guided tour highlighting historical places downtown, an art walk including several locations, carriage rides and more. Downtown Paris Association Executive Director Kathy Ray gives the details on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Market House Theatre Brings 'Young Frankenstein' to Life

From Mel Brooks and the creators of the Broadway hit The Producers comes the musical monster comedy, Young Frankenstein. It's a re-imagining of  the classic comedic film, featuring songs like "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Theatre director Michael Cochran talks about all of the components unearthed to bring this musical to life.

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Arts
3:19 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Ruth Baggett Gallery Hosts Solo Show, "Jane Bright Landscapes"

In her 8th decade, Paducah painter Jane Bright opens her first solo show at Ruth Baggett Gallery this Saturday. "Jane Bright Landscapes" runs June 7 through July 4 at 1025 Jefferson in Paducah. There's an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Kate speaks with Bright on Sounds Good.

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Culture
2:51 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Calloway Co. Choir Singers Come Together for Kickoff, Christmas Concert

The Murray Mass Christian Choir held its kickoff preview performance on Sunday, June 1 at Westside Baptist Church. The choir features singers in choirs from across the Calloway County area. Westside Baptist's Minister of Music Mike Crook stops by Sounds Good to talk about the professionally produced Christmas CD and the live performance at Lovett Auditorium in December, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

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Environment
2:39 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Western Kentucky Horse Owners Unite at MSU Equine Expo

Murray State's Hutson School of Agriculture teams up with the University of Kentucky agriculture equine program to host A Western Kentucky Equine Farm and Facilities Expo this week Murray State University. The event is open to anyone involved with horses or interested in them. Barn Manager Alysia Conover joins Sounds Good today to talk about the the expo and shares some insight into Murray State's Equine Center.

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Arts
12:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Frankie Avalon Performs for Paducah Tilghman Class of '64 Reunion

If you grew up between the late 50s and mid 60s, you may have had a teenage crush on Frankie Avalon. In 1959, his hit singles "Venus"  and "Why" topped the Billboard charts. In the 60s, he appeared in several "beach party" films with Annette Funicello. And later, descended the stairs singing "Beauty School Dropout" in the 1978 film Grease. Paducah Tilghman Class of '64 hosts Avalon in concert for its 50th Reunion at the Carson Center tomorrow (May 30). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Frankie Avalon ahead of his performance.

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Arts
11:50 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Seeks Your Input in Shaping Future of Arts in Commonwealth

Kentucky Arts Council's executive director Lori Meadows visits Sounds Good to talk about the Council's efforts this summer to get younger people involved in its creative industries study and strategic plan. These are two surveys on their site, which seek input in shaping the future of arts in the Commonwealth, from classical arts to folk and traditional arts in all disciplines. 

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Environment
12:28 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Oh, The Wildlife You'll See Along the Trails at Pennyrile State Resort Park

Pennyrile State Resort Park Naturalist Rebecca Clark

Memorial Day weekend marked the opening of Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park's season for special events for not only Park guests, but also day visitors from around the region. The park features a white sandy beach along Pennyrile Lake and trails in the woods, along which you're bound to see some critters. Naturalist Rebecca Clark joins Kate on Sounds Good to talk about the park's environment.

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Education
12:17 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Paducah Autism Support Group Helps Parents Understand IEPs

Paducah's Crissy Ramey of Families On The Spectrum joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk more about parents of autistic kids dealing with IEPs, or Individualized Education Programs. Families on the Spectrum is a new local non-profit group, whose goal is to provide fun family outings, meetings, parents' nights out, and to offer community support for autism families in western Kentucky.

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