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
4:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Local Writer Shares 'Passions of the Black Patch'

Bobbie Smith Bryant
Credit Ulysses Hayes

Kate Lochte speaks with western Kentucky native and author Bobbie Smith Bryant on Sounds Good. Bryant was born in the Black Patch of Calloway County and shares her family's heritage in a new book titled, "Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting in Western Kentucky." Black Patch is the region in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee where a specific type of tobacco, which has distinctly dark leaves, is grown.

Learn more at bobbiesmithbryant.com.

Society
4:12 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

MCCH's Keith Travis Gives Hospice House Fundraising Update

Murray-Calloway County Hospital Vice President of Institutional Development, Keith Travis, gives us an update on fundraising for the Hospice House, speaking with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. On April 24, "Kentucky Gives Day" was a statewide fundraising effort for various causes in Kentucky, which included the Friends of the Hospice. Travis told Murray Ledger & Times that Kentucky Gives Day was a great success for the Hospice House, enabling funding for the Hospice facility and manpower.

Society
4:01 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Relay for Life Raises Awareness in Murray

Credit Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County, Facebook

The American Cancer Society's Community Representative Pam Whittemore likens the Relay for Life event at Murray's Stewart Stadium this Friday night to the experience of a cancer patient: everyone's there at the diagnosis or beginning, then during treatment attention dwindles or is unwanted, and upon cure everyone's back cheering. So Friday's event opens at 7 p.m.; the Luminaria Ceremony is at 9:30; and bands play from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. when everybody's tired and there's some attrition. Nonetheless everyone's back for the 7 a.m. awards ceremony Saturday.

Arts
3:56 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Mrs. McLovets Crafts Cupcakes in her Cozy Princeton Shop

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Nina McMullin has been baking all her life and decided to create a part-time outlet for her unique cupcakes. So she and her family set up a Thursday through Saturday business in an 1840's building adjacent to the Princeton Art Guild's historic building. Her shop, Mrs. McLovets' Cupcakes, opened in 2012, features five cupcake flavors a week. The shop's working space is 8' x 22', so this is truly a "small business."

See more on Mrs. McLovets' Cupcakes website.

Environment
3:14 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

From the Garden Gate: A Love Affair with Gardening

We're starting a new weekly commentary.  It's titled "From the Garden Gate." It is contributed by Murray resident Roy Helton who divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. 

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Arts
3:01 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Marshall Co. Arts Commission Raising Funds for Children's Art Center

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The Marshall County Arts Commission is raising funds to finish the Marshall County Children’s Art Center on East Elm Street in Benton. Today on Sounds Good, Commission Director George Milam describes the effort to Kate Lochte. See more events at the Marshall County Arts Commission website

Society
2:48 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party

Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the first-annual community Derby Party: Run for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Murray Banquet Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 5:24 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House in Murray. The Gentry House is a homeless/emergency shelter that acts as a safe haven for families with children in Murray and Calloway County. Click here for more about the Gentry House

Society
1:25 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Five Tons of Fish and Fun at the 60th Annual World's Biggest Fish Fry

The Grand Parade was at 10 this morning, the Arts & Crafts Show is now open and the Fish Building, too, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. This is the finale weekend of The World's Biggest Fish Fry in Paris, Tennessee. It's a longstanding tradition involving events that started months ago, culminating this week. The General Manager of the Fish Fry tells us all about it with Kate Lochte.

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Arts
1:19 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Meet Marshall Co. High and MSU Alum Angie Gregory, Actress in CSI and New TV Pilot

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We're pleased to offer another installment in our occasional series about young people who grew up in West Kentucky who are creating careers with success in major market areas. Writing for the Marshall County Tribune-Courier, Venita Fritz reports that Angie Gregory's nickname at Marshall County High was "Hollywood." And the nickname foretold the life. The daughter of Diane Gregory and the late Earl Gregory of Draffenville, the Murray State Grad is now working in the television industry in Los Angeles, with a show on the Bio Channel to air tomorrow night. Angie Gregory spoke with Kate Lochte about her recent resurgence.

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Society
3:07 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

NPR Morning Edition Host David Greene on Sounds Good

NPR's Morning Edition host David Greene is in Murray to help raise money for the Murray High School Speech Team, with a presentation tonight at Wrather West Kentucky Museum. See "An Evening with David Greene" at 7 p.m., reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Donations for the MHS Speech Team will be accepted at the door.

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