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.
David Richards is an Assistant Professor of Library Administration at SMSU. Richards tells of a centennial celebration which will place a time capsule on the campus.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will conduct several "Special Enforcement Operations" over the next few months. Mike Smith has this story on the first of this years SEO's.
Charlene Barquist is the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at SMSU.
The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks sponsored "A Time to Share" for those affected by breast cancer March 19th. Christy Hendricks reports.
Southwest Missouri State University has five new degree options for students in the industrial management program. Mike Smith has the story.
The recent discovery of zebra mussels in the Grand Lake of northeast Oklahoma has caused Missouri conservation officials to worry about a possible environmental threat. Mike Smith has the story.
Governor Matt Blunt came to the SMSU campus March 17th to sign legislation that changes the name of the institution to Missouri State University. The bill signing ceremony capped off a day long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the school. Mike Smith has the story:
This is March 17th, and alot of people will be wearing green in honor of St. Patricks Day, but here at SMSU, it's a good bet that maroon and white will be the colors of the day. Mike Smith has this report on how the campus community will celebrate "Founders Day" at SMSU.
This is the first of two conversations with Charlene Barquist, the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at SMSU.
An area High School student will travel to the East coast this summer to attend a youth leadership conferencce. Mike Smith has the story: