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.
At 1201 AM Sunday August 28th, SMSU officially became Missouri State University. With audio of the celebration recorded by Katherine Mayo, KSMU's Michele Skalicky has this report:
On March 17th, Governor Matt Blunt was on the SMSU campus to sign Senate Bill 98 which included changing SMSU's name to Missouri State University. The name becomes effective Sunday morning at midnight. KSMU's Mike Smith talked to SMS President Michael Nietzel and Vice President for Administative Services Greg Burris about the transition and files this report:
Earl Doman is the Dean of Students at SMSU. Mark Brixie is the Director of Baker Bookstore. They both talk about preparations underway to celebrate the SMSU name change to Missouri State University at 12:01 AM Sunday Aug 28th.
Vice President Dick Cheney was in Springfield today to deliver remarks to 300 wounded veterans attending the 73rd Natonal Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Mike Smith has the story:
When Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to the National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, meeting in Springfield this week, many wounded veterans attending the meeting hope Cheney will talk about issues related to funding Veterans programs. Mike Smith has the story:
This is the second of a 2 part interview with Ken Rutherford, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMSU.
Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Springfield Thursday to deliver remarks to a group whose members all agree on one thing..they would have skipped the right of initiation if given the choice. Mike Smith has the story:
Here is the first in a series of conversations with SMSU President Michael Nietzel and Arlen Diamond, Director of Broadcast Services at SMSU. This and the following postings serve to present a personal profile of Nietzel, who became President of SMSU July 1st 2005.
July 1st 2005, Michael Nietzel took the helm as SMSU's 9th President. Here is the second interview in a series of 4 conversations between Arlen Diamond and Michael Nietzel.
Dr. Michael Nietzel became SMSU's 9th President July 1st 2005.
Here is the 3rd part of a series of interviews with Nietzel and Arlen Diamond, Director of Broadcast Services at SMSU.