Randy Stewart

Fine Arts Producer

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning "Arts News." Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Ozzie Award" in 2006.

Ways to Connect

(Poster design courtesy The Gathering Tree)

Nate Schlueter, Chief Operating Officer for Eden Village, a project of The Gathering Tree, visited KSMU Friday to promote a fundraising concert and silent auction for the new project.  It’s called “Raise the Roof,” and will take place Friday August 24th from 6:30 to 11:30pm at The Complex, 307 Park Central East.  Hosted by Jeremy Rabe, the evening will feature live music and a silent auction. 

(Photo courtesy Missouri State University Tent Theatre)

This morning on “Arts News” we got to meet one of the professional Equity actors appearing during this 56th season of Missouri State University Tent Theatre.  Tracy Bidleman has already been seen as Mrs. Vernon-Williams in “Cry Baby the Musical,” and she’ll play the title role in the musical romp “The Drowsy Chaperone” starting July 11.

(Photo: Randy Stewart)

As part of their mandate to provide programming that encourages family reading and literacy, since 2011 the non-profit Missouri Humanities Council has also provided opportunities for military veterans and their families in St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield to participate in creative writing workshops.

(Photo: Randy Stewart)

After returning home from active duty, many military veterans choose to attend college, whether it’s a community college, trade school, or a full-fledged university.  And there are people and programs ready to help them take that step. We’re exploring educational opportunities for veterans on this edition of “Sense of Community.”

(Logo design courtesy Springfield Ballet)

Springfield Ballet presents its 7th annual Young Choreographers Showcase Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 PM in the Springfield Art Museum auditorium. This student-produced production includes original ballet, modern and jazz choreography as well as improvised dance inspired by works at Springfield Art Museum. 

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