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
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Former Murray Banker Joins National Board of Directors of Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Harold Doran
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In 1994 the surprising diagnosis that their two-year old son Will had type -1 diabetes drew Harold and Kelly Doran of Murray to the Diabetes Research Institute. Harold Doran joined the Institute’s National Board of Directors in 2005 and was appointed its chair last year. Doran tells Kate Lochte how a surprising diagnosis in 1994 led his family to the Institute and their support for it.

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Culture
4:09 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Dickens’ Alley and Main Street Merriment

Every year Murray Main Street combines caroling, lighting the Christmas Tree, and a recreation of a Victorian England Alley for visitors to enjoy, topped off with a tuba/Euphonium concert at the Robert O Miller Conference Center. We welcome Ebenezer Scrooge to learn more about Dickens’ Alley, a narrow passageway behind the Maple Street Businesses on the Court Square in Murray, between 4th and 5th Streets.

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Arts
1:06 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

“A Christmas Carol” for Playhouse

Yesterday we enjoyed a memorable visit from Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge who will be in Dickens Alley in Murray Friday night and Saturday. And Mr. Scrooge is coming to Murray’s Playhouse in the Park December 7 for a two weekend run. Kate Lochte visited with WKMS Sunday on-air announcer Jeff Miller who directs his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for the Playhouse.

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Society
11:40 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Downtown Turnaround, Retail Climate & Initiatives in Madisonville Area

How is the retail climate among Madisonville and Hopkins Co. merchants? What initiatives are they doing for the holidays? Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Harriett Whitaker, President, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce about what the community is doing and the 'ARTcans,' part of the Downtown Turnaround Partnership.

Culture
10:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

December 21 and 'The Maya Sense of Time'

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Are we just under one month away from the end of the world on December 21 as predicted by the Mayan calendar? Well, this is news to modern-day Mayans. Kate Lochte brings us more about “The Maya Sense of Time” with Zach Zorich, who wrote the article of this title for the November/December issue of Archaeology, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America. First, we hear about time-keeping by the Maya, whose culture spread across what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, northern Honduras, and El Salvador.

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Culture
11:49 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Comedian Etta May Performs in Greenville

You may have heard us giving away tickets to see Etta May performing at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall Creative and Performing Arts Center in Greenville. Kate speaks with the comedian about her upcoming performance.

Culture
11:45 am
Tue November 13, 2012

"Elmo Makes Music" at Murray State's CFSB Center This Weekend

Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” is at Murray State’s CFSB Center Saturday and Sunday. Recent allegations regarding the actor providing the voice of Elmo have spurred him to take a leave of absence from the show even as he denies the accusations, but Sesame Street Workshop says, “Elmo is bigger than any one person and will continue to be an integral part of Sesame Street to engage, educate and inspire children around the world.”

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Society
4:51 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

United Way Invites Non-Profits to 'GetConnected'

United Way organizations across the nation are inviting community non-profit agencies and organizations to use a new service from Galaxy Digital called GetConnected. It's an easy aggregator for information about what the groups do and what they need.  It also allows volunteers to identify themselves.  Murray Calloway Count's GetConnected site is up and running at volunteermurray.org.  Jennifer Revell, coordinator for Service Outreach of Murray State's Regional Outreach office in Heritage Hall, came by Sounds Good to explain how to get involved with GetConnected. She welcomes questions at 270-809-5099.

Arts
4:02 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Glema Mahr Showcases 'Masterful' Kentucky Music and Art

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College hosts two nights of Americana music from Kentucky. The Glema Center's Executive Director Brad Downall visited Sounds Good Monday to chat about the music and the Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships show "The Makings of a Master" that is in the Anne P. Baker Gallery at the Center as well.  Get details at glemacenter.org.

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Culture
3:28 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Paducah Native Elevates his Singing Career with The Silver Lake Chorus

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It's always exciting to hear about a young person from our region who is making headway in his or her chosen profession. Kate Lochte profiles Paducah native Victor Mazzone, involved with the new LA group The Silver Lake Chorus. We hear performances that he's doing with the choral group creating a buzz for itself and elevating his singing/acting career, which began with the Paducah Symphony Chorus.

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