Even from modest beginnings in 1974 at a "charming" house on National Street, KSMU 91.1 FM has been dedicated to quality. With that purpose in mind, KSMU strives to bring superior programming to over 40,000 weekly listeners in Southwest Missouri. Whether through NPR News, local news coverage, or classical music, KSMU seeks to inform, to entertain and "to encourage the exploration of ideas and their application to citizenship."
When moved to Strong Hall (formally the Public Affairs Classroom Building) on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield in 1998, KSMU developed a simple, yet paradoxically complex, vision "to be the best University licensed public radio station in the country." We aim to fulfill that vision by serving our listeners with national and community oriented programming each and every day.
Our efforts haven't gone unnoticed. Our news coverage has been presented with such honors as the 2002 National Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for News Series, the 2001 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for Feature Reporting, the 1987 National Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for Investigative Reporting, The Missouri Broadcasters Association Excellence Award in Documentary Public Affairs in 2002 and 2000, Certificates of Merit for Feature Reporting, Public Affairs Reporting, and Complete News from the Missouri Broadcasters Association, three Public Radio News Directors Incorporated Awards, and the Missouri State Teachers Association Award for Excellence in Education Reporting.
And we continue to flourish because of unwavering support from the public we serve.
General Contact Information
Our state-of-the-art studios are located on the southwest side of the Springfield campus of Missouri State University in Strong Hall. Strong Hall is located near the intersection of Grand Street and Holland Avenue.
Mailing Address:901 South National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897
Telephone:(417) 836-5878(800) 767-5768
Fax: (417) 836-5889E-Mail:ksmu [at] missouristate [dot] edu
EEO Public File ReportOctober 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010Stations KOZK-TV and KSMU-FM, Springfield, MOMissouri State University
KSMU-FM and KOZK-TV did not post or fill any full-time positions from October 1, 2009 through September 1, 2010.
SUPPLEMENTAL OUTREACH INITIATIVES October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010Initiative One: Internship ProgramDate(s): Fall Semester 2009; Spring Semester 2010; Summer Semester 2010; Fall Semester 2010Description and Scope of Involvement: In cooperation with area colleges and universities, KSMU-FM and KOZK-TV provide internship opportunities to students interested in careers in the media industry. Students gain practical experience in the broadcast industry while earning college credit. Students have the opportunity to work in the areas of production/programming, engineering, fundraising and business operations. Students who show proficiency during the internship experience are often hired for part-time paid positions. Personnel Involved: Rachel Ferguson, Assistant to the General Manager, Radio & TVMissy Shelton-Belote, Director of News – Content Coordinator, RadioJennifer Moore, Senior News Producer, Radio & TV & Student Training Coordinator Hannah Combs, Corporate Support Representative & Special Events Coordinator, Radio & TVLori Street, Membership Manager, Radio & TVJamie Miller, Membership Coordinator, Radio & TVInterns Included:FA09 4 SP10 4 SU10 0 FA10 1
Initiative Two:Host Job Fair/Panel DiscussionDate: September 10, 2010Description and Scope of Involvement: KSMU-FM and KOZK-TV hosted a job fair at its studios. Tours were provided to interested students and staff spent one-on-one time with students, answering questions about careers in the media industry in general and opportunities at KSMU-FM and KOZK-TV specifically. Staff members were available to review resumes and offer job search advice to students.
Personnel Involved: Rachel Ferguson, Assistant to the General Manager, Radio & TVJennifer Moore, Senior News Producer, Radio & TV & Student Training Coordinator Hannah Combs, Corporate Support Representative & Special Events Coordinator, Radio & TVSteve Wynn, Assistant Manager, Production - TVJohn McMellen, Senior Broadcast Engineer - Radio
Initiative Three: Participation in at least four Events/Programs sponsored by educational institutionsDates:• January 27, 2010: Missouri State University Community Volunteer Fair• February 18, 2010: Missouri State University Career Fair • May 6, 2010: Ozarks Technical Community College Mock Interviews• August 19, 2010: Missouri State University Citizenship & Service Learning Community Partner Workshop• August 22, 2010: Missouri State University New Student Festival Description and Scope of Involvement: A station representative answered questions regarding job opportunities available at the station, distributed information about the stations, presented information about station programming and services, accepted resumes and applications, and, when applicable, guided students through mock job interviews.Personnel Involved:Rachel Ferguson, Assistant to the General Manager, Radio & TVHannah Combs, Corporate Support Representative & Special Events Coordinator, Radio & TVLori Street, Membership Manager, Radio & TVJessie Jonas, Marketing & Outreach Assistant, Radio & TVInitiative Four: Providing training to management level personnel on methods of ensuring equal employment opportunity and preventing discriminationDates: May 11, 2010Description and Scope of Involvement: Participated in webinar provided by Missouri Broadcasters Association. The webinar, entitled “Navigating the FCC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Rules”, was presented by Brendan Holland of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Mr. Holland reviewed general policies and provided guidance on the FCC’s application of those policies, highlighting some common pitfalls. Personnel Involved: Rachel Ferguson, Assistant to the General Manager, Radio & TV
Initiative Five: Participation in scholarship and internship program directed at students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting, sponsored by state broadcasting association. Dates: March and June 2010Description and Scope of Involvement: KSMU-FM and KOZK-TV participated in the Missouri Broadcasters Association Internship Program and Scholarship Program. KSMU-FM and KOZK-TV ran on-air spots promoting the program, accepted applications and forwarded recommended applicants to the Missouri Broadcasters Association for consideration. Personnel Involved:Rachel Ferguson, Assistant to the General Manager, Radio & TVHannah Combs, Corporate Support Representative & Special Events Coordinator, Radio & TV