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.
Randy Stewart, host of "Arts News" on KSMU, was awarded the 2006 individual "Ozzie" by the Springfield Regional Arts Council at a "Black Tie Optional" banquet April 28th. Mike Smith has the story:
It will still be home to the Ozark Empire Fair, but it's not the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds anymore. Mike Smith files this report:
The Springfield Greene County Department of Health is working to inform the public about a new breed-specific dog ordinance passed by Springfield City Council April 17th. Mike Smith has the story:
The fifth grade reporters at Rountree Elementary visited the KSMU studio April 25th and recorded this edition of the Rountree News Update.
This edition of The Missouri State Journal features a discussion about Japanese animation and American pop culture with Tim White, Associate Professor of Film Studies at Mo. State.
In responce to children's "Red Flag Issues" as identified in the 2004 "Community Focus Report", The Community Foundation of the Ozarks Monday awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to the "From Red Flags to Blue Ribbons: The ECHO Project".
Mike Smith has the story:
In 1995, then Southwest Missouri State University President John Keiser led the effort in getting legislative approval for the university's statewide mission in public affairs. Now, Missouri State University President Emeritus Keiser has returned to campus to take part in the second annual Public Affairs Conference. Mike Smith has the story:
A series of panel discussions and two keynote addresses highlight the first day of the 2nd annual Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University. Mike Smith has the story:
The 2nd annual Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University is underway. The theme of this year's conference is "Horizons of Citizenship." Mike Smith has the story.
David Hough, Dean of the College of Education, discusses the Ozarks Educational Research Initiative.