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
5:18 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2013 Preview

Michael & Victoria Terra
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Kate Lochte speaks with Victoria and Michael Terra who are co-directing the 2013 Lower Town Arts & Music Festival, May 17 through 19. It features more juried artists than ever. Two stages featuring a variety of excellent musicians. An expanded Taste of Paducah. Art Cars. And... a new competition "Top Potter Showdown." The festival website is www.lowertownamf.com.

Click here for information about our live broadcast from LowerTown.

Culture
4:13 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Market House Theatre: One Weekend, Two Shows

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Both hours of Sounds Good today feature directors of upcoming productions at the Market House Theatre in Paducah. "Tomato Plant Girl," by Wesley Middleton, opens May 9-12 in the Studio Theatre and follows a new girl in town, sharing a garden with a 'bossy best friend,' when mayhem ensues. 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is May 11 and 12th at 7 p.m. This special production for Mother's Day weekend uses clothing and accessories to tell a funny, wistful, and universal stories that women can identify with. Hear both interviews below.

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Sports
4:37 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Iron Moms Run Half-Marathon for Family Relief Program

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Family Service Society, Inc. of Paducah provides immediate emergency relief to residents of Paducah and McCracken County. Proceeds of a Mother's Day weekend run benefit the Society. Kate Lochte speaks with Iron MOM Half-Marathon Coordinator Amy Peal, President of Rehab Associates Foundation on Sounds Good. The half-marathon is Saturday, May 11. The official website is paducahironmom.com.

Education
4:31 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

All About the A.W.E. Early Literacy Station at McCracken Co. Public Library

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Kate Lochte speaks with McCracken County Public Library’s Director Julie Hart on Sounds Good. The Library has added a new computer system designed for children ages 2 to 8, the A.W.E. Early Literacy Station. This is a new service at the library where children can play educational games on specialized computers, geared towards learning math, reading and language skills. Learn more at mclib.net.

Society
4:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Local Writer Shares 'Passions of the Black Patch'

Bobbie Smith Bryant
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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

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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

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