Chad Lampe

Station Manager

Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication.

In November, 2011, Chad was named Assistant Station Manager. In October 2015, he was named Interim Station Manager upon the retirement of Kate Lochte. In February 2016, Chad was named Station Manager.

Chad currently serves as the chairman of the Association of Kentucky Public Radio stations, which is a collaborative group of stations that fund the state capitol reporter position, facilitate statewide newscasts and content sharing. Chad also serves as the Public Radio Director on the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Board of  Directors. 

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Graves County Sheriff's Office / Facebook

  Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon died at his home on Saturday. 54-year old Redmon was first elected sheriff in 2011 and won re-election in November.

National Weather Service, Paducah.

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting some significant winter weather for our region tonight.

An arctic front is approaching with bone chilling cold that will bring snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire WKMS listening area until midnight.  Hazards include flash freezing, black ice and downed trees due to wind gusts and saturated ground.

Here's detail from NWS:

Murray State University / Bob Jackson

Interim President Bob Jackson sat down with WKMS Station Manager Chad Lampe to discuss a multitude of topics impacting the university from pensions, a search for the athletic director and dining services.

Governor Matt Bevin's official website

Kentucky’s Secretary for Economic Development Terry Gill was in Murray this week to look at how the cabinet can better highlight Murray State’s graduates. He spoke with WKMS about Kentucky’s workforce, right-to-work, federal tariffs and trade.

KYTC District 1 Facebook page

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it will close the new Lake Barkley Bridge on highway 68/80 Wednesday morning to allow for the demolition of the old adjacent bridge.

Christopher Haynes

This story hits close to home for WKMS. We’ve been somewhat of a second home to a Murray State Student for the past two years who’s overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her daily life. She had just one more hurdle before graduation.


Justin Lewis

 

  This week on Something from Nothing Randall Griggs is the featured artist. During the show Randall talks about both his printmaking and robot building. Randall--a friend of the show thanks to his donation of a poster print to the live podcast--and I talked at his home where he builds robots and designs his prints.

Randall only fully pursued art when he experienced it as a necessity for livelihood; this story is explored in the show. Randall also shares how he became drawn to the unique style of creating robots.

He talks about inspirations and influences in his art. He talks specifically about the creative process when designing a poster print for a music concert. Randall shares a time when he thought the poster show was going to go really badly but it turned out to be one of his favorites.

Randall talks with joy about what enjoys about making robots and designing prints. He has certainly found his niche in the art community.

The show closed with Randall talking about how he hopes his art effects other people.


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Steve Le has a lot of miles on him. He was born in Saigon in 1975. His family received political asylum when he was 8-years-old and moved to France. Two years later relatives sponsored Le and his family to move to the United States, where they settled in southern California. Le loves the United States. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a dive officer on a mine sweeper during the terrorist attacks of 9-11 and the invasion of Iraq.

Glenn Hall Photography

Creativity is often described as an itch that must be scratched, and the relief afterwards yields art.

Lead singer for The Savage Radley, Shaina Goodman, says writing music is a need inseparable from the rest of her life. Goodman grew up in far-western Kentucky near the Mississippi River.

She has been writing since before she knew she was writing. But she doesn’t necessarily see it as a God-given gift. And, for her, the process of creation isn’t so linear.

Tom Kise

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 8 to hear stories from behind the scenes of one of the most eventful news cycles in recent history. WKMS and Murray State's Town and Gown present this free community event at MSU's Wrather Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.  Submit your questions in advance by emailing msu.wkms@murraystate.edu, you may also submit a question at the free talk.

NPR White House Correspondent and PBS Newshour contributor Tamara Keith covered Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Keith is also co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. 

Prior to moving into her current role in January 2014, Keith was a Congressional Correspondent who put an emphasis on covering House Republicans, the budget, taxes, and the fiscal fights that dominated at the time. She began covering Congress in August 2011.

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