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. 

Ways to Connect


Murray, KY – On the Q&A, Chad Lampe welcomes back Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn for their monthly conversation about all things Murray State. They discuss the new MSU imperative directed toward innovation, enrollment challenges and accounting issues facing students early this semester.

Murray, KY – Chad Lampe and Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn sit down for their monthly conversation. They discuss Murray State's potential domestic partner benefits policy, the appointment of a new provost, and tuition rates.


Murray, KY – Every month, Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn and WKMS News Director Chad Lampe sit down to discuss what's happening in and around the MSU community. This week, the kickoff of Murray State's capital campaign and the university's strategy to meet Kentucky's 12 by 12 enrollment goals.

Murray, KY – Every month, WKMS News Director Chad Lampe sits down with Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn to talk about what's going in and around the university. This month, Murray's Tuition Task Force, and more on a Medical School partnership between MSU and UK.

Murray, KY – Every month, WKMS News Director Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn. Today, we'll hear about controversy over state Senator Joey Pendleton and what steps Murray State will take to survive and thrive in tough economic times.