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
2:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Glenda Adkisson on The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is bringing a FREE Department of Homeland Security-certified course on Responding to the Functional Needs Populations of Rural America to Grand Rivers, Kentucky on January 24th. It's the first time this kind of training has been in our region. The deadline for registration for this program is Thursday, January 10. Glenda is the course instructor.
Arts
11:24 am
Wed January 2, 2013

West Kentucky Unschooler Experiences Success in the Arts, Formal Education

We continue celebrating West Kentucky raised individuals who are succeeding in the arts in major markets with a profile on Candra Kennedy, who also goes by CW Kennedy or just plain "Kennedy" in Philadelphia.  Last year a Kennedy play was one of Philadelphia Inquirer critic Wendy Rosenfeld's top 5 picks of the Philly Fringe Festival which included about 260 plays.  Kennedy grew up unschooled/homeschooled K-12 in the Lowes Area of Graves County.  Unschooling is a variation of homeschooling that is more student-led and not curriculum driven.  Kennedy also performed with the Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus, studied Suzuki violin, performed with the MSU Orchestra, studied dance with Karen Balzer and performed with the Footlights Troupe of the Markethouse theatre.

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Health
11:15 am
Wed January 2, 2013

UCLA Longevity Center Director Advocates Brain Health to Prevent Alzheimer's

Credit today.ucla.edu

Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine and author, Dr. Gary Small is going against the widely accepted theory that Alzheimer's disease is an unavoidable consequence of aging. Dr. Small's argument is to be found in his book, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program. The core elements in his seven day plan include memory training, food that promotes a healthy brain, the importance of aerobic and strength exercise, managing stress and maintaining strong emotional connections.
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Christmas Special
12:23 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Contents from Today's WKMS Production: A Kentucky Christmas

Aired 12-19-12 @ 11 a.m (Rebroadcast: 12-23-12 @ 10 a.m.)

READINGS from A Kentucky Christmas, edited by George Ella Lyon, The University Press of Kentucky, 2003:

Holly Bloodworth:  from Chapter 17, Borrowed Children, George Ella Lyon, p. 203    

Jack Rose:  Christmas Lamb, from The View from Plum Lick, David Dick, p. 299

Linda Miller:  Winter Wren at Solstice, Frank Olson, p. 210

Montage – Rusty Jones: Two Cardinals by George Eklund, p. 215; Holly Bloodworth:  Christmas Eve, 3 p.m. by Marcia L. Hurlow, p. 192 :  Rusty Jones:  Snow Arithmetic, p. 220

Randy Dunn:  VI, 1991, From A Timbered Choir, Wendell Berry, p. 191

Rusty Jones:  From God’s Oddling, The Story of Mick Stuart, My Father, Jesse Stuart, p. 272

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Environment
4:58 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Winter Gardening Tips and Pennyrile Agritourism

Credit christian.ca.uky.edu

UK Extension Horticulture Agent Kelly Jackson in Hopkinsville visits with Sounds Good Tuesday, December 11, 2012, first to talk gardening, second to describe what businesses in Todd, Trigg, Christian, Caldwell & Lyon Counties are part of the Pennyrile Region Agritourism Association, Inc., which was formed in 2007 to promote and market farms, wineries, distilleries, orchards, galleries, and other entities in these areas which welcome visitors.

Business
2:23 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Murray Calloway Chamber Executive Focuses on Planning Ahead

With early achievement of planning goals, the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is focused on what it can do better to effect useful advances for local businesses. Today we continue our visits with area Chamber of Commerce executives – getting a read on business in 2012, holiday promotions, and planning for 2013.  Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lance Allison chats with Kate Lochte next.

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Youth Radio Project
5:00 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Youth Report: Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Children's and Youth Choruses

PSO Children's Chorus
Brian Black & Rusty Jones

Earlier this month Patti's hosted the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Children's and Youth Choruses for the lighting of its extensive display of illuminated trees and buildings. WKMS Youth Radio Project correspondents Brynn and Patrick Jones and Sam Mitchell performed and Dr. Rusty Jones of the Murray State Department of English and Philosophy recorded the music of the evening, plus assisted Brynn, Patrick and Sam in interviewing Dr. Amy Alcoin, Director of the Youth Chorus, and Dr. Bradley Almquist, Director of the Children's Chorus.

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Society
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Former Murray Banker Joins National Board of Directors of Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Harold Doran
Credit diabetesresearch.org

In 1994 the surprising diagnosis that their two-year old son Will had type -1 diabetes drew Harold and Kelly Doran of Murray to the Diabetes Research Institute. Harold Doran joined the Institute’s National Board of Directors in 2005 and was appointed its chair last year. Doran tells Kate Lochte how a surprising diagnosis in 1994 led his family to the Institute and their support for it.

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Culture
4:09 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Dickens’ Alley and Main Street Merriment

Every year Murray Main Street combines caroling, lighting the Christmas Tree, and a recreation of a Victorian England Alley for visitors to enjoy, topped off with a tuba/Euphonium concert at the Robert O Miller Conference Center. We welcome Ebenezer Scrooge to learn more about Dickens’ Alley, a narrow passageway behind the Maple Street Businesses on the Court Square in Murray, between 4th and 5th Streets.

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Arts
1:06 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

“A Christmas Carol” for Playhouse

Yesterday we enjoyed a memorable visit from Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge who will be in Dickens Alley in Murray Friday night and Saturday. And Mr. Scrooge is coming to Murray’s Playhouse in the Park December 7 for a two weekend run. Kate Lochte visited with WKMS Sunday on-air announcer Jeff Miller who directs his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for the Playhouse.

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