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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Arts
3:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Paducah Symphony Hosts Sing-Off in New Venue with American Idol Guest Judge

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Paducah Symphony Orchestra is preparing for their signature fundraising event of the year, and in a new location. The Carson Center will be the venue for their Sing-Off on May 14. Executive Director Daniel Sene visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with details on the talented groups of local performers and guest judge American Idol finalist Jason Castro. 

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Society
2:51 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Murray State Professor's Relatives Okay After Nepal Quake, Asks Community for Relief Aid

Dr. Manoj Pathak at WKMS

It's about 8,000 miles from Murray, Kentucky to Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. Manoj Pathak, a Murray State professor from Nepal, encourages each of us to give to help Nepalese citizens struggling with the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Saturday morning. Its destructive force caused about 1.7 million children and 8 million adults to need urgent help. Even $1 dollar makes a difference, he says. Kate Lochte learns from Dr. Pathak that while his family in Nepal is safe, life there is miserable.

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Society
5:08 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

4th Annual SpringTINI Benefits Heartland CARES

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Next Thursday Paducah's Heartland CARES, HIV/AIDS care, prevention and community awareness, celebrates its mission and successes with its 4th SpringTINI. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview of the Market House Square event from Heartland CARES Executive Director Andrew Halford and learns why this non-profit organization keeps a low profile.

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Culture
4:51 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

'The Spirit of Great Change' Underway in Paducah Racial Unity Workshops

Reverend Alfred Anderson and Beth Khadem
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The Paducah Racial Unity Group held several showings of the film Racial Taboo at Maiden Alley Cinema over the past month, to a strong and diverse attendance. Group organizers Beth Khadem and Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church pastor Reverend Alfred Anderson visit Sounds Good to discuss the next steps in a six-part series of workshops called "Continuing the Conversation," which start tonight.

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Education
5:15 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Prichard Committee Leadership Change Tour Stops By Trigg County

Dr. Stu Silberman and Brigitte Blom Ramsey

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is transitioning leadership with the retirement of Dr. Stu Silberman and the selection of his successor Brigitte Ramsey. Ramsey has been Associate Executive Director since last May. Together, they're touring the state and last night they were at Barkley Lodge in Trigg County with committee and community members as well as local educators. 

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Education
4:39 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

MSU Professor Researches Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

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We conclude a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools, with Assistant Professor in the Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education: Dr. Ajay Das. His research centers on inclusive education for students with disabilities through post-secondary education. Dr. Das speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his findings.

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Society
3:52 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

How Parents Get Help from Schools for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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When a child is determined to be somewhere on the autism disorder spectrum, parents have new work ahead, navigating the child's progress in life with expert and parent-peers. Paducah has a support group called Families on the Autism Spectrum including Kim Steele, whose own experiences have led her to the consultancy "Child First Advocacy Group." Bloom Behavior Clinical Director Dr. Becky Nastally is a Paducah-based psychologist and an advocate who specializes in helping families make sure their kids ge the most appropriate services from area schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte branches off of an earlier conversation, to learn more about how parents deal with teachers and schools.

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Culture
1:59 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

The Carson Center's "Vintner's Dinner" Combines High End Dining, Live Entertainment

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The Carson Center in Paducah's hosting its 11th annual Vintner's Dinner May 8th. The fundraising event consists of an upscale 5-course meal and live entertainment. 

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Culture
1:49 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

132nd Annual "Big Singing" Kicks off in Benton Next Month

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The 132nd "Big Singing" takes place in Benton next month. The city tradition has been described as "the oldest indigenous musical tradition in the nation."

Gene Gilliland is one of the event's leaders; he spoke with Kate Lochte on what the Big Singing is all about.

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Culture
1:56 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

QuiltWeek Festivities in Paducah Wrap Up Saturday

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The 31st annual QuiltWeek event in Paducah ends Saturday. Each year, thousands from the region and beyond gather to celebrate the craft.

Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning spoke with Kate Lochte on "Sounds Good" about how the week's gone so far and what to look forward to Friday and Saturday.

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