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.