Jessica Balisle

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 and produces arts and culture stories. 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, CT and Ellie, and way too many house plants. 

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Liz Malarkey / KSMU

Brother Wiley stopped by the KSMU studios for Studio Live Performance to promote their third album, Murder the Mystery. The band's CD release show will be Saturday at 6:30 pm at  Lindberg's on C-Street. 

Band members include Todd Mincks, Brett Miller, Kenny Wirt and Jessica Balisle.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

The James White Trio from Harrison, AR stopped by the studio today to play Americana music on Studio Live. Members are James White, guitar and vocals; Sam Coffey, banjo and dobro; and Casey Terry, saxophone. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Randle Chowning performed on KSMU's Studio Live on August 8, 2014 as part of Ozarks Public Broadcasting's 40 Events Celebrating 40 Years.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Local singer/songwriter Austin Terry was on Studio Live with friend Tyler Goodwyn.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Local band Luna Jamboree was in the studio June 20, 2014 for their second time on Studio Live. The band is in the process of recording a EP.