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
1:43 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Jefferson Davis Birthday Commemoration This Weekend

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  This weekend brings re-enactors to the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site  in Fairview to commemorate Davis' birthday, June 3.  We speak with the park manager, Ron Sydnor, about three days of activities.

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History
3:46 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Listen: John E.L. Robertson Discusses His New Book "Paducah Kentucky...A History"

In John E.L. Robertson's latest book, "Paducah Kentucky...A History," he continues to offer new research adding to his previous books about his town.  

Mr. Robertson gave up seniority in his job to teach a few classes in history when Paducah Junior College began and liked it so much he made a career out of it.  

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Tourism
12:05 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Hopkinsville Poised for New Visitors Center

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This Tuesday the Hopkinsville City Council approved a memorandum of agreement outlining the financing of the construction of a Visitors and Welcome Center at the Trail of Tears Park.  

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Business
12:41 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Kyndle Sparks Economic Development in Northwest Kentucky

The merger of the Henderson Chamber and Northwest Kentucky Forward that happened at the first of the year means another cooperative economic development group joins the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance in taking our region's issues to Frankfort. You hear Kyndle and you think of the digital readers, but with a Y, it's an acronym for the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement. Kate Lochte speaks with Chief Executive Officer, Brad Schneider on Sounds Good today, beginning with an event in 2012 that got the ball rolling.

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Society
12:34 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Kentucky SHIP Navigates Medicare & Medicaid Options

Today on Sounds Good we meet Kellie Oliver, the new State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Coordinator. SHIP provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. The program seeks to educate the public and Medicare beneficiaries so they are better able to make informed decisions on healthcare.

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Society
4:12 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

How Affordable Health Care Act Guidelines Effect Murray Volunteer Clinic

Angels Community Clinic Executive Director Sherry Crittendon

With the Affordable Health Care Act now in effect, a question has come up as to the future of local volunteer healthcare clinics, like the Angels Community Clinic in Murray, which provides free medical and pharmacy services to residents of Calloway County who work but cannot afford insurance coverage. The clinic's Executive Director Sherry Crittenden visits Sounds Good to discuss changes in the guidelines and their continuing service in Murray.

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Environment
3:49 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

[UPDATE: Snakes of West KY Slideshow] Are We In for a Snake-y Summer?

UPDATE: We've added the complete "Snakes of Western Kentucky and Neighboring States" slideshow presentation compiled by Dr. Ed Zimmerer.

Seen a sneaky snake lately? This year's lush spring/summer weather may mean lots of biological activity - including snakes, though it doesn't necessarily mean we're in for a 'snake-y summer.' To explain, local snake expert and Murray State Jones College of Science Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Ed Zimmerer joins us on Sounds Good to talk about all things snakes.

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Arts
2:25 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Local Artisans Showcase Work at Kentucky Lake

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This Memorial Day Weekend, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is hosting their annual Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring handcrafted items by local artists, while overlooking the scenery of Kentucky Lake. On Sounds Good, Naturalist and Recreation Supervisor for Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Laura Jackson talks with Kate Lochte about the festival.

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Society
3:25 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Calloway County Public Library Plans for Expansion

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the library's strategic plan and hopes for expansion. They also talk about the summer youth reading program and more summer activities at the library. 

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Arts
3:19 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Penguin Project Pairs Special Needs Kids with Peer Mentors in Theatre

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park is starting a program for kids with special needs called The Penguin Project. At 6 p.m. this Thursday (May 22) and next Thursday (May 29), Playhouse hosts introductory  - get acquainted meetings for special needs youth with youth interested in becoming peer mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the project. Kate Lochte learns more with founder and director Dr. Andy Morgan. Dr. Morgan is a professor of clinical pediatrics and former head of the Division of Child Development at the University College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois.

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