Jessica Balisle

Administrative Specialist/Studio Live

Jessica Balisle, a Springfield native, grew up listening to KSMU. She now commands the front desk, taking your calls and greeting you at the door. Jessica co-hosts live music show Studio Live and is heavily involved with the station’s membership office. In 2006, she earned her BA in Applied Anthropology from Missouri State University. When she’s not at KSMU, Jessica plays bass in local bands the Hook KnivesBrother Wiley and the Ozark Sheiks, and sings in Shattered and JM Buttermilk.  She and her husband Todd live with their two cats Cory And Trevor and Elle Driver.

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The Shandies, Shannon Stine and Natalie Wlodarczyk, were in the studio with Randy and Jess to discuss songwriting, musical backgrounds and current projects. Their debut album "Begin Again" was released in June 2017 and the duo performed several songs from the album, as well as new ones that have yet to be recorded. 

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The Ozark Sheiks were on Studio Live with host Randy Stewart. Jess took the day off of hosting by playing in the band. That evening, Studio Live Social Hour was held at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse.

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This episode of Studio Live featured musicians that were part of the Sertoma Chili Cook-off's KSMU Acoustic Stage. Sabrina Deets and Molly Healey kicked things off on the radio with Sertoma's Ken Childers, while Margot and the Kidders played Studio Live Social Hour at our new venue - the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse. 

The Norman Jackson Band joined Studio Live hosts Randy and Jess for a blues show. 

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Jazz guitarist Jin J. X was in the KSMU music studio to share some new songs he has written recently. 

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