Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning “Arts News.”
Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He’s also become the de facto “Voice of KSMU” in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s “Ozzie Award” in 2006.
Among the many historians and authors appearing at the 2011 "Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War" September 23-25 at the Creamery Arts Center is Pulitzer-nominated William C. "Jack" Davis. Randy Stewart talked with him by phone recently.
The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival will bring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War to the Creamery Arts Center and Jordan Valley Park Sept.23-25 with acclaimed Civil War historians and novelists, poets, artists, re-enactors, and more. This week Randy Stewart presents some previews.
A Joplin native who sings full-time in the chorus at the Metropolitan Opera in New York has just produced a pop-style CD to help raise money for tornado recovery efforts at Joplin High School. KSMU's Randy Stewart has this profile of tenor David Lowe.
Efforts are underway to assist the artistic community in Joplin following the May 22nd tornado, as many artists lost not only their homes but their "tools of the trade." KSMU's Randy Stewart has more.
To help raise money after the Joplin tornado, area performing artists are doing what they do best: perform. KSMU's Randy Stewart has more.
The League of Branson Theatre Owners will present a concert and telethon for Joplin tornado relief Sunday evening June 26th at the Mansion Theatre in Branson. KSMU's Randy Stewart has more.
The 17th annual Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival is held Friday and Saturday June 17 and 18 in West Plains. KSMU's Randy Stewart has more.
The Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield is hosting a special concert Saturday night (June 4) to benefit the Joplin Red Cross tornado relief fund and the Joplin High School Music Department. KSMU's Randy Stewart talked to the concert's organizer.
A former Missouri State art student has her first solo exhibit of paintings opening in New York City this week. KSMU's Randy Stewart has this profile.