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 the acquisition, training and scheduling of the student announcing staff. It was also in 1982 when Smith first produced “Seldom Heard Music” a broadcast of Bluegrass which is still heard on KSMU and ksmu.org every Saturday night at 7CT.
Until his retirement in 2006, Smith also served KSMU listeners as the stations Senior Producer and Director of News, receiving a 2005 Regional Edward R Murrow award for “Use of Sound” in a feature. Post retirement in a part time capacity, Smith produces the bi-monthly series Making A Difference Where You Live, and the business segments of KSMU’s quarterly Sense of Community Series.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for most of the KSMU listening area through 7PM Tuesday August 1st. As this latest heat wave continues across Missouri and the midwest, the number of heat related deaths and illnesses
continues to rise. Mike Smith has the story:
Missouri State University is ready to go for the GOLD.
Gerry Lee is coordinator of the Greater Ozarks Leadership Development program at the Community and Social Issues Institute.
Paul Durham is an Associate Professor of Biology, and serves as Director of the Missouri State University Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences.
Mike Smith talks with Lori Tack about the National Park Service designation of the Frisco Highline Trail as a National Recreation Trail. The Frisco Highline Trail is part of the Ozark Greenways trail system.
It's a job that many pre-teens and teens look forward to doing. It's usually done in a climate controlled setting with access to food, and many times, television. It's also a way to earn some spending money. Mike Smith has the story:
Weather permitting, a long awaited Missouri Department of Transportation project to re-build the I-44 U.S. 65 interchange will begin tonight. Mike Smith talked with MODOT's Bob Edwards about the project and has this report:
Greg Burris is Chair of the JQH Arena Design Committee, and serves as Vice President of Administrative and Information Services at Missouri State University
Melanie Grand shares her knowledge of barbeque on this edition of the Missouri State Journal.
According to Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen and Melanie Grand of Misouri State University, Barbeque Makes Everybody Someone. Mike Smith Has This Report:
Jim Coombs talks about the science of map making.