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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Culture
11:45 am
Tue November 13, 2012

"Elmo Makes Music" at Murray State's CFSB Center This Weekend

Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” is at Murray State’s CFSB Center Saturday and Sunday. Recent allegations regarding the actor providing the voice of Elmo have spurred him to take a leave of absence from the show even as he denies the accusations, but Sesame Street Workshop says, “Elmo is bigger than any one person and will continue to be an integral part of Sesame Street to engage, educate and inspire children around the world.”

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Society
4:51 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

United Way Invites Non-Profits to 'GetConnected'

United Way organizations across the nation are inviting community non-profit agencies and organizations to use a new service from Galaxy Digital called GetConnected. It's an easy aggregator for information about what the groups do and what they need.  It also allows volunteers to identify themselves.  Murray Calloway Count's GetConnected site is up and running at volunteermurray.org.  Jennifer Revell, coordinator for Service Outreach of Murray State's Regional Outreach office in Heritage Hall, came by Sounds Good to explain how to get involved with GetConnected. She welcomes questions at 270-809-5099.

Arts
4:02 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Glema Mahr Showcases 'Masterful' Kentucky Music and Art

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College hosts two nights of Americana music from Kentucky. The Glema Center's Executive Director Brad Downall visited Sounds Good Monday to chat about the music and the Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships show "The Makings of a Master" that is in the Anne P. Baker Gallery at the Center as well.  Get details at glemacenter.org.

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Culture
3:28 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Paducah Native Elevates his Singing Career with The Silver Lake Chorus

Credit thesilverlakechorus.com

Click here to download the interview.

It's always exciting to hear about a young person from our region who is making headway in his or her chosen profession. Kate Lochte profiles Paducah native Victor Mazzone, involved with the new LA group The Silver Lake Chorus. We hear performances that he's doing with the choral group creating a buzz for itself and elevating his singing/acting career, which began with the Paducah Symphony Chorus.

Education
3:21 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

International Education Week: A Global Adventure at Murray State

November 12 through 15 is International Education Week nationwide. Murray State's Institute for International Studies has an extensive schedule of lectures, demonstrations, and discussions throughout the week, culminating in the Global Alumni Distinguished Lecture Series Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Theatre. Melanie McCallon dropped by Sounds Good to highlight events (get a schedule at murraystate.edu/iew). She's the Associate Director of the Education Abroad program in the IIS.

Arts
3:11 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Murray Dance Stars Raises Funds for Playhouse in the Park

Doris Clark Sarr, in costume

The event Murray Dance Stars raises money for Murray's Playhouse in the Park on Saturday, November 17 at MSU's Curris Center Ballroom. One of the dancers, Doris Clark Sarr, visited Sounds Good in her quest to challenge other dancers (Lisa Satterwhite, Amanda Lough, Susan Williams, Mark Boggess and Eric Phelps) in their competition to sell the most tickets and tables for the show. Tickets are available at the door, at Playhouse in the Park, and from any dancer. General Admission is $25. Students with ID $15. Available at the door. There's a reception at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7. Sarr directs Murray State's Adventures in Math and Science program and she's VP, Student Affairs.

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Arts
5:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

MSU Music Dept. Presents 'The Magic Flute'

MSU's Music Department presents Mozart's The Magic Flute in an adaptation for young audiences Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, with shows at 2 and 6 p.m. both days in Performing Arts Hall of Old Fine Arts across from Waterfield Library. Director Dr. Christopher Mitchell visited Sounds Good Wednesday with MSU students who are performing in the opera: Grace Lauzon (Pamina/1st Lady) and Michael Martin (Papageno/Sarastro). They agree that truth telling is the most powerful message from the music, written for its first performance on September 30, 1791.

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Education
11:15 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Meet 2012 Gary Boggess Distinguished Lecturer, Geneticist Owen McMillan

Dr. Owen McMillan
Credit stri.si.edu

Each year Murray State’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology honors its former dean Dr. Gary Boggess by bringing in an important speaker. Next Monday, November 12, at 4 p.m., Dr. Owen McMillan, staff scientist and Dean of Academic Programs of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, presents a lecture about scientific work on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal Zone. Dr. McMillan’s lecture is open to all in Freed Curd Auditorium in the Collins Center for Industry and Technology. There is no admission fee. Dr. McMillan spoke to Kate Lochte about his work.

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Culture
4:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University

Murray State’s Watkins Chair in Creative Writing Instructor, Martin Roper, asked other Creative Writing faculty colleagues to answer about their art before a live audience who had submitted questions in advance. Kate Lochte of WKMS asks the questions. During Sounds Good today we feature the entire forum as recorded October 29th in Performing Arts Hall. Dale Ray Phillips, Anne Neelon, Carrie Jerrell and Squire Babcock join Mr. Roper on stage.

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Environment
3:18 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Teaching Kids about the Outdoors at the Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center

Set on 380 acres on Kentucky Lake near Paris Landing State Park, a former Girl Scout camp now hosts programs encouraging healthy eating and outdoor activity for young people and their families. Just back from hiking the Appalachian Trail, Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center programming coordinator Vicki Jo Stevens-Valentine is passionate about teaching us how to make the most out of our beautiful region's natural assets.

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