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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Vultures of Chaos County joined Jessica and Randy in the studio for an hour of original Gen-X indie grunge rock. The band, led by guitarist/songwriter Danny Maple, includes guitarist Mike Gomez, bassist Chris Vanderpool and drummer Brandon McKee. 

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The Sounds Pretty Good Combo shared tunes from the Great American Songbook on Studio Live. Catch them tonight, July 8 at Barley Wheat and Rye from 5 to 7 tonight for Studio Live Social Hour

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Melinda Mullins and Bo Brown were in the KSMU studio today share songs from the Johnny Mullins Collection. Melinda has been working for three years to revitalize and archive her father's songs. She and Bo frequently perform the songs together. 

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Representatives from Wild Bob's Musical Book Club joined Jessica and Randy for Studio Live. Committee member Jordan Gloyd talked about the club while songwriters Brett Johnston, Murray Hutcherson and Jody Bilyeu performed some of their songs based on selected books. 

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Randy Buckner was in the studio to share his Merle-Travis style guitar picking with us and even sang a few tunes.

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