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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FY 2013 Statement of Patricia Harrison, President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Presented before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, United States Senate Committee on Appropriations

Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, thank you for allowing me to submit this testimony on behalf of our country’s public media service – public television and public radio, on-air, online and in your community.

Murray resident Janet Finch alerted WKMS Station Manager Kate Lochte to Shelley Shepard Gray's visit to the region.   This New York Times best-selling author has set previous books amidst Amish communities in Ohio.  Upon discovering our Amish community in Crittenden County, she decided to use it as setting for a new series, the first book of which -- "Missing" -- came out March 20, 2012.  Commemorating the publication, Ms. Gray is making  stops in Paducah, Murray and Marion the weekend of March 24.  Hear more about the author. 

 

My grandmother was the quintessential American pioneer. In 1891, when she was 17, her family left the comfort of their home and heritage in Marietta, Ohio to seek their fortune on the American prairie. Her father, Frank D. Booth, was the son of Horatio Booth, a boat Pilot on the Ohio River, and the grandson of the first Mayor of Marietta, James Mather Booth, an 1804 immigrant from Manchester, England. For over 23 years, Frank Booth was a pilot of the 138 ton J. H. McConnell a side-wheeler passenger steamboat that ran from Parkersburg, West Virginia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This is a family story, a story of loss and exile, and of the intersection of personal history with large historical events.  It is also a quintessentially American story of arrival, and of a second chance.  This is a story so close to me I seem always to have known it.  It is the story of how my father came to America.

My family settled Between the Rivers in the 1790’s, and left in July 1968.  My grandparents on each side of the family lost their homes twice to government projects. I was attending Murray State and still living with my parents when our home was taken by force,  bulldozed and buried.  My grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins homes were all taken, pits were bulldozed near the homes and all outbuildings and all signs of humanity pushed into the holes and buried as if they  had never existed.  The church my great grandfather helped found, was buried in a pit.

A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution called “Journey Stories” is at Murray State’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum through March 10.  We asked our listeners for their “Journey Stories.”  We received this one from Mary Ann Littleton, who is a Murray native.   Journey Story is about her spiritual pilgrimage to Tibet and Nepal in her  51st year.

Wrather West Kentucky Museum at 16th and University Drive on the Murray State Campus through March 10.  Hours are 8:30 to 4 Monday through Friday, 10 to 1 Saturday.

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The Paducah School of Art opens the exhibition “Howard Finster Vision House Touring Exhibit” at the Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this evening.  The show’s curator, David Leonardis owns a Chicago  gallery with contemporary, pop and folk art, photography and late 19th and early 20th century French lithographs.

A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution called “Journey Stories” is at Murray State’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum through March 10th.  So, we asked our listeners for their “Journey Stories.”  We received this one from Jan Basile  of Murray.

 Jan Basile of Murray offered her “Journey Story” for a limited series we’re producing to highlight the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition also called “Journey Stories.”  It’s at Wrather West Kentucky Museum at 16th and University Drive on the Murray State Campus

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