People

  • Host, Beneath the Surface

    Eddie Gumucio has been a professional singer and songwriter for the last 22 years. As a veteran performer, he has recorded four albums, three EPs and toured extensively across the U.S.

    He was previously a DJ intern at KSMU in college and...

  • Host of "The Mulberry Tree"

    Emily Higgins is a performing singer-songwriter who has released three collections of her compositions with a fourth commissioned collection of originals to be released in 2015. Along with her musical interests, Emily is a member of the...

  • Host, Missouri State Journal

    A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the public relations specialist in the office of university communications. She has a BA in Mass...

  • News Director & Content Coordinator

    As News Director, Jennifer oversees news gathering and production for KSMU-Ozarks Public Radio; in her role as Content Coordinator, she makes sure all programs on KSMU, including those produced locally, nationally, and internationally, flow...

  • Administrative Specialist/Studio Live

    Jessica Gray 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...

  • Before hosting the Roundabout on KSMU, Joe started his radio career at Springfield's Planet Radio station in 1993 and ended it in 2000. These days, he runs an occasional podcast called Spaceheater and has run a small business since 2001...

  • Host of "Route 66 Blues Express"
  • Host of "The Gold Ring"

    Lee Worman not only provides the KSMU listening area with fine recorded Celtic music on the radio; he also plays it himself. Lee plays Flute, Tinwhistle and Bodhran, and has performed solo and in various bands for over three decades. His love...

  • Host of "These Ozarks Hills"

    Marideth is a Missouri storyteller, veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician and student of folklore focusing on stories relevant to Ozarks culture and history.  Each month, she’s the voice behind "These Ozarks Hills.” Sisco spent 20 years...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting....

  • News Producer, Host

    Mike Smith's career at KSMU began in 1980 as a student announcer when the former Navy Submariner attended (then) SMSU with help from the GI Bill. In 1982 Smith became a full time member of the KSMU family as "Chief Announcer", responsible for...

  • Co-host of "Missouri State Journal"

    Nicki received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Missouri State in marketing, in 2002 and 2004 respectively. After gaining experience in writing, marketing, special event planning, fundraising and public...

  • Host of "Journey Into Jazz"

    Randy Hamm, professor of Music and director of Jazz Studies, joined the faculty of Missouri State University in 1989. He has performed at numerous regional, national, and international conferences including: the North American Saxophone...

  • 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...

  • Host of "The Basement"

    DJ Imperial has provided his turntable talents to a wide audience that includes party-goers in Miami, Tokyo, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, San Fransisco and everywhere in between. Along with DJ'ing, his production has led to collaborate with...

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