Lee Worman

Host of "The Gold Ring"

Lee Worman not only provides the KSMU listening area with fine recorded Celtic music on the radio; he also plays it himself. Lee plays Flute, Tinwhistle and Bodhran, and has performed solo and in various bands for over three decades. His love for traditional Celtic and British Isles music dates back to his days as a graduate student in the early 1970s at the University of Leeds, England. After his return to the U.S.A., he moved to Springfield, Missouri and taught English at Southwest Missouri State University for several years. Lee would later pitch his idea for “The Gold Ring” to KSMU, which first aired on the station on 1982.