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We're honored to serve the Ozarks' region through a collection of local news and music and national programming. As we build upon our more than 40 years of thoughtful reporting and engaging content, we welcome the chance to learn about and share your listening experiences with the masses!Through the years, we've periodically heard the voices of some listeners about why they tune in to KSMU. Now, we hope to grow that feedback, and better understand your "listening environment." We'll be periodically adding testimonials to this page, which you can read and listen to below.Do you listen in the car, while making dinner, or at work? Is your radio on in the morning, afternoon, or on the weekends? Tell us how Ozarks Public Radio is a part of your life and why you're #TeamKSMU!Email scott@ksmu.org so we can tell your story.

Programming That Sticks With You

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Theresa Bettmann
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KSMU
Paul Rollison with his Harmon Kardon receiver that he's had since the 1980s.

Meet Paul and Debbie Rollison, both longtime KSMU listeners. We counted seven mugs and pint glasses containing the KSMU label – new and old versions – on a recent visit to their Springfield home.

It’s there that Paul introduced us to his “Old Harman Kardon receiver that I bought in the early eighties.”

Paul and Debbie Rollison
Credit Theresa Bettmann / KSMU
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KSMU
Paul and Debbie Rollison at their Springfield home.

Paul, a native of Great Britain, lived in Champaign, Illinois before moving to Springfield in 1987. He brought the audio receiver with him, and soon after the Harmon Kardon was introduced to KSMU’s FM frequency.

“I found out where 91.1 and I stuck there and it has been on there ever since,” he said. “I think if we move it, it might break or something.”  

His wife, Debbie, listens to KSMU from several places, including the kitchen and living room. And like her husband, the knob in her car is stuck in one place.

“My children thought there was only one radio station that the car can go on,” she says.

Join Daniel and #TeamKSMU by sharing how Ozarks Public Radio is part of your life! Learn more here.

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at Missouri State University, as well as her Master's degree in Social Work at MSU. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals, and most of all spending time with her family. She wishes to continue to use her experiences, combined with her pursuit of education, to foster a sense of empowerment and social awareness in the community. Theresa loves working with KSMU and attributes her passion for NPR, and love of learning, to her father.