Jessica Balisle

Administrative Specialist

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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Brother Wiley is no stranger to Studio Live, having played several times over the years. Brett Miller, Todd Mincks, Jessica Balisle and Kenny Wirt were in the studio one last time to look back on their 10+ year music career together as the band gets ready for their last show. The band is calling it quits with Brett leaving town to pursue the Something Gigantic project. The final Brother Wiley show will be held April 1 at Lindberg's. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Eddie Gumucio was in the studio with his band that includes Jake Viele (drums), John Montgomery (percussion), and Tim Datema (bass). Eddie discussed his recording projects, songwriting and his Bolivian roots. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Brian Patrick "Savitri" Hargiss shared original songs performed on several different guitars, including a mini guitar. He also discussed his recent trips to the Virgin Islands and Israel. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Juanita Lee and Kenny Key were in the studio to perform some of Kenny's original folk songs. The married couple also talked about their courtship in the bluegrass circuit. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Paddlefish was in the studio today to talk to Randy and Jessica about life at the new u.school in downtown Springfield while sharing original rock tunes inspired by bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Television.  

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