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 grant was approved by Congress last year, and Wednesday October 21st, Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt delivered the check to a Springfield agency dedicated to helping abused children. Mike Smith has the story:
William Meadows talks about the Native American "Code Talkers" of WWII.
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood around SMS October 23rd, perfect weather in fact for SMSU's Centennial Homecoming.
Mike Smith has the story:
John Strong has more on SMSU's role in The American Democracy Project.
The latest news from the 5th graders at Rountree School.
SMS Homecoming takes on a centennial theme this year according to Julie Ebersold.
Just in time for the Flu season, a major manufacturer of the vaccine that prevents the illness has been ordered to stop production. This means half the supply intended for use in the United States will not be available anytime soon. Mike Smith has this report:
The use of the bow and arrow is centuries old and that history, along with recognition of the worlds greatest modern day archers
will soon be on display in Springfield. Mike Smith has the story:
The Missouri National Guard meets one goal but falls short on another. Mike Smith has the story:
Donal Stanton is a Professor of Communication at SMSU.