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

(Photo courtesy St. John's Episcopal Church)

St. John's Episcopal Church, 515 E. Division Street, presents a "Sung Compline Service" the third Sunday of the month at 9:00pm. The next service is this Sunday Oct.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the riotous send-up of Shakespeare's Danish prince, Hamlet Vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark, Oct. 16-Nov.1st at SCT Center Stage, corner of Pershing and Robberson downtown.  Written by Jeff Jenkins and Bryant Turnage and directed by David Rice, this is a co-production with Jeffrey Markus Productions.  Claudius, brother to the King, has developed a plan to usurp the throne of Denmark and finally deal with their pesky Norwegian neighbors: kill the King, seize the crown...and then bring him and his soldiers back as zombies.

(Poster design courtesy www.messiahproject.org)

Messiah Project will present Scripture elaborated in song at the 8th annual "Heritage of Hymns" concert Saturday Oct. 17 at 7:00pm (with an organ prelude at 6:15) in the Robert H. Spence Chapel Auditorium at Evangel University. The Messiah Project Community Choir directed by Sharon Wilkins will be joined by pianist Dino Kartsonakis and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra led by their Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Regional Opera Guild)

Usually when we see Heather Leveritch in our studio, she's here to promote activities at the Conservatory of the Ozarks, of which she is the Director.  As it turns out, Heather is also a proud member of the Springfield Regional Opera Guild, the opera's all-volunteer fundraising organization. She and Guild President Valia Gardener came by to promote SRO Guild's 17th annual "Hat Luncheon" fundraiser. It's Saturday October 17 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Starlight Room at the Tower Club.

(Photo courtesy Missouri State University-West Plains)

Founded in 1991, the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded by its conductor and Music Director Misha Rachlevsky, is currently on a U.S. tour.  Missouri State University-West Plains's UCP office (University-Community Programs) will present the orchestra in concert Sunday October 18 at 2:00pm in the West Plains Civic Center Theater.