Jessica Balisle

Administrative Specialist/Studio Live

Jessica Balisle, a Springfield native, grew up listening to KSMU. She now commands the front desk, taking your calls and greeting you at the door. Jessica co-hosts live music show Studio Live and is heavily involved with the station’s membership office. In 2006, she earned her BA in Applied Anthropology from Missouri State University. When she’s not at KSMU, Jessica plays bass in local bands the Hook KnivesBrother Wiley and the Ozark Sheiks, and sings in Shattered and JM Buttermilk.  She and her husband Todd live with their two cats Cory And Trevor and Elle Driver.

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Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Juanita Lee and Kenny Key were in the studio to perform some of Kenny's original folk songs. The married couple also talked about their courtship in the bluegrass circuit. 

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Paddlefish was in the studio today to talk to Randy and Jessica about life at the new u.school in downtown Springfield while sharing original rock tunes inspired by bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Television.  

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Lyal Strickland shared songs from his latest album, Preservation, along with stories of life on the farm and on the road. 

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Brandon Moore was in the studio with fellow musicians Chad "Gravy" Grave, Dallas Jones, Jimmy Rea, and Kyle Young to promote his first studio album Down in the Dirt, being released in early October. 

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Vultures of Chaos County joined Jessica and Randy in the studio for an hour of original Gen-X indie grunge rock. The band, led by guitarist/songwriter Danny Maple, includes guitarist Mike Gomez, bassist Chris Vanderpool and drummer Brandon McKee. 

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