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.


Good Reads
1:25 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Good Read: Hadji Murad by Kate Lochte

Good Reads
1:48 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Good Read: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

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Good Reads
12:29 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Good Read: "Mexico As I Saw It" by Ethel Alec-Tweedie

Beginning Excerpt:

“Why did I choose Mexico?” has continually been asked. Because, with all the world before me, that land seemed to offer a more historic past than almost any other country on God’s earth, and was there not a spice of danger and romance yet lurking among its hills and valleys? There, men still carried arms; no one dare do other-wise, for, although seldom necessary, the mere fact of having them commands respect. Wild journeys on horse-back through the mountains, to old Aztec ruins, moreover, sounded inviting.

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3:49 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Metropolis Celebrates 40 Years of Superman

WKMS has been checking in at the Superman Celebration going on in Metropolis this weekend.

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History Commentary
1:27 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Islamism and the First Egyptian Presidential Election

Mosques in Cairo
ThutmoseIII, Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Zackery M. Heern, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at Murray State University, gives some historical insight into Islam and Egypt's first presidential election.

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10:50 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Datebook: May 23 - World Turtle Day

Do you like turtles? Then today is a cause to celebrate! The American Tortoise Rescue sponsors the 12th annual World Turtle Day today, as an observance to protect turtles, tortoises, and their habitats. 

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11:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Datebook: May 22 - Tornado Destroys Joplin 1 Year Ago

Path of the Tornado in Joplin, MO
KOMUnews, Flickr, Wikimedia

On this day one year ago, a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado, with a width of one mile ripped threw the southern part of Joplin, Missouri. With winds over 200 miles an hour, it raked eastward across the city and onto rural portions of Jasper and Newton counties. 

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2:48 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Datebook: May 21 - Michelangelo's Pieta Attacked 40 Years Ago

Michelangelo's Pieta is housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres in 1498, to be his funeral monument. It's a famous masterpiece, renown for its classic beauty and naturalism, and emotionally moving scene of the body of Jesus resting in the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. It's also the only piece Michelangelo ever signed. 

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LowerTown Arts & Music Festival
9:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

LowerTown: A Musical Extravaganza

A ukele orchestra, gospel groups fresh from church, some familiar faces like Bawn in the Mash, Alonzo Pennington, Solid Rockit Boosters and many more music groups are entertaining at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival through the weekend.  Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Services Manager Leigh Ann Renfro was on the committee choosing the tunes and speaks with Kate Lochte about the eclectic mix of live music.

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