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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Environment
1:54 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Western Kentucky Farm Uses Drone to Survey Crops

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Seven Springs Farms consists of numerous farms located in Trigg, Christian, Cadlwell and Lyon Counties, and may be the first farm in the region to use drones, specifically the DJI drone that you can see in operation on YouTube. Bart Peters, the Finance Manager of Seven Springs Farms speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the business decision to use drones.

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Business
1:21 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Walkability Expert Assessing Paducah Tonight

Jeff Speck, Urban Planner, at TED

The author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, Jeff Speck, gives two presentations in Paducah today. The first was a ticketed event for the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. at the Convention Center. Tonight, Speck speaks at Maiden Alley Cinema at 6:30 (seating is limited). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Speck, the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Arts
4:24 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Paducah Artist Salutes 'The Land and Its People' at Yeiser

The Yeiser Art Center hosts an opening reception Saturday for the new exhibition, "This Land and Its People" 137 paintings by Paducah artist Clyde Lawter centered on American landscapes and the people that inhabit them. The artist laughs when he says that his paintings "will be hung salon style, floor to ceiling, bumper to bumper." Kate Lochte speaks with the artist on Sounds Good.

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Culture
3:26 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Evenings Upstairs Preview: Former Negro League Pitcher on Breaking Down Barriers

Dennis "Bose" Biddle at bat in 2008
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The McCracken County Public Library, Hotel Metropolitan and the Kentucky Humanities Council collaborate in an Evenings Upstairs at the Library on Thursday night. Former Negro League baseball pitcher Dennis "Bose" Biddle will share his work seeking justice for aging Negro League players without medical care, followed by Dick Usher performing as Pee Wee Reese, the player who supported Jackie Robinson's joining the Major Leagues. Biddle says American baseball fans have been robbed of ever knowing some of the greatest players in baseball, since black players were blocked from competing until 1947. Kate Lochte speaks with him on Sounds Good about his time in the league and his decades of social work.

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Politics
2:58 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Paducah Native Trains Democratic Women to Run for Office

Emerge Kentucky 2014 Group, Jennifer Moore in front row, third from the left
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Jennifer Moore is Board Chair of Emerge Kentucky, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for political office. Moore is a founding Partner of Grossman & Moore PLLC Injury Lawyers in Louisville. She travels to west Kentucky today to be a part of the KET broadcast of the Fancy Farm Picnic tomorrow and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about how Emerge Kentucky trains women and her forecast for Fancy Farm.

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Arts
2:56 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Murray State MFA Grad Publishes YA Novel on Identity and Bullying

Murray State MFA graduate and writer Christine Bailey published her first young adult fiction novel Girl in the Middle, a story of identity and bullying. Before teaching English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Bailey worked as a journalist, marketing/public relations writer and freelance writer. She reads from her book on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

MSU Professor Receives One of Six Fellowships for Individual Artists in Kentucky

Murray State University Professor of English Carrie Jerrell has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is one of six writers chosen for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary ares careers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jerrell, reading form her newest work. 

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Sports
5:29 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Flyboarding: The New 'Rockstar' Sport on the Lakes

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Boaters on Kentucky Lake may have seen a new sight this summer: a person atop columns of water moving high across the surface of the water. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with T.J. Gladwell about how he brought this new water sport to our region, how it works and reactions from onlookers.

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Arts
5:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Playhouse in the Park's "Magical Playground" of Props Destroyed by Fire, Community Rallies Recovery

One of the losses from last week's fire that destroyed several buildings in downtown Murray was Playhouse in the Park's storage space. Affectionately known as "Far Lands" the second floor of the Thurman Campbell Group building was dark and shadowy and full of relics spanning 40 years of community theatre history. Playhouse Executive Director Lisa Cope, and President of Playhouse's Board of Directors Dan Lavit join Kate on Sounds Good to remember the "magical playground" and the outpour of community support in building a new collection. 

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Environment
2:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Smithland Hydroelectric Facility on Schedule for 2015 Completion

Aerial photo of construction at Smithland
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A hydroelectric facility currently under development in Smithland will eventually bring 72 megawatts of new, renewable energy to the region. AMP spokesman Kent Carson says Paducah and Princeton have already contracted to receive power from the project, which has a target online date of next year. Kate Lochte speaks with Carson on Sounds Good.

Untapped Potential on the Ohio River

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