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
3:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Petition Circulating for Murray/Calloway Parks Tax

Murray-Calloway County Parks Superintendent Tab Brockman seeks to put the community parks on a more stable financial footing. A group known as People for our Parks is holding a petition drive to let voters decide on a tax of $.05 to raise funds funds for the parks, which would be the November 2014 ballot. Kate Lochte learns more about this petition and its purpose on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:15 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Why Are Quilt Patterns Showing Up All Over the Place?

Credit murrayquilts.tumblr.com

If you're loving the quilt patterns that seem to be showing up on buildings here and there throughout the region lately, we find out more about their genesis with Judi Little of Murray on Sounds Good.  She also describes her new booklet, Barn Quilt Trail of Calloway County and the push behind the Tumblr blog murrayquilttrail.com, which chronicles quilt pattern sightings around the area like the one above. 

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Arts
2:13 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Hopkinsville Author Michael Freeland Pens Book of Poetry

Hopkinsville author Michael Freeland joins us on Sounds Good to read from and discuss his recently published book of poetry, Homeplace: Finding Poetry in Everyday Places. Freeland has also published Blood River to Berlin - The World War II Journal of an Army Medic and Time and the River - A Memoir

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Society
2:01 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Local Nonprofit Offers Community Support for Autism Families

Families on the Spectrum is a support group for families of autistic children with outreach based on love, awareness and acceptance. Krissy Ramey is one of its board members, the parent of an autistic child, and an aggregator of information about real life with autism. Kate Lochte speaks with Ramey about the group and how you can get involved.

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Education
3:37 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Murray Middle Schoolers Head to Odyssey of the Mind World Competition

Odyssey of the Mind Team at WKMS

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. Murray Middle Schoolers are with us to talk about their project called "Seeing Is Believing" that is taking them to world competition. 

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Education
3:20 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Junior Achievement West Kentucky Brings Programs to the Purchase

According to the national website of Junior Achievement, the non-profit organization provides schools with programs about young people generating wealth and effectively managing it, creating jobs which make their communities more robust, and applying entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement West Kentucky President Dan Douglas is based in Owensboro, but its programs are in schools throughout the Pennyrile and now, in the Purchase Area.

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Culture
12:27 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Bobbie Smith Bryant: Growing Up on a West Kentucky Tobacco Farm

Kentucky author  and Calloway County native Bobbie Smith Bryant holds a talk about the social and cultural experience of life on the farm at Calloway County Public Library. Her two books are Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking & Quilting in Western Kentucky and Forty Acres & A Red Belly Ford: The Smith Family of Calloway County. She previews her talk today on Sounds Good.

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Society
12:18 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

"Not My Child" Paducah Town Hall Meeting On Underage Drinking

Community discussions about underage drinking are going on in the Purchase area. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Patrick Withrow and Ms. Ellen Walsh about the Paducah/McCracken Town Hall Meeting at Baptist Health next Monday evening (April 28) being called "Not My Child: A Community Discussion about Underage Drinking."

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Arts
12:02 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

MSU Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Band Perform Final Concert Tonight

The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band present their final concert of the Spring semester tonight (April 24) in Lovett Auditorium. The program includes works by Wagner, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Clifton Williams, Fred J. Allen, and Todd Stalter. MSU Band Director John Fannin visits Sounds Good with a preview of the performance.

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Arts
12:54 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Moscow Festival Ballet Comes to WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center

The classic Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" is performed at Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center tomorrow night (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. Fifty dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the great work. Kate Lochte speaks with Gail Robinson Butler, Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center for a preview.

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