Randy Stewart

Fine Arts Producer

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.

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(Photo: Randy Stewart)

“You know, I get to travel and do this and show off and dress up like a cowboy—and get paid for it! It’s a wonderful life.”

(Poster design courtesy Rated SGF Film Festival)

"Rated SGF" isn't Springfield's first film festival, but Lillian Stone, Communications Director for the Downtown Springfield Association, calls it "the first of its kind. Something that's really special about this festival is that, with a lot of festivals filmmakers will enter newer films as a form of competition. But we like to say that this festival is less of a competition and more of a celebration"--and a source of potential discovery for audiences. "We've hand-picked each of the films because we think that they will resonate well with our audience."

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza presents "The Christians" by Lucas Hnath, directed by Terry Bloodworth, March 23-April 8.  Bryant Turnage plays Pastor Paul, and Adie Williams portrays Paul's wife Elizabeth.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Little Theatre)

It all starts with Marty the Zebra—he causes all the trouble and commotion in “Madagascar, Jr. – A Musical Adventure,” which opens for a three-week run at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, on Thursday March 22nd.  One of Springfield Little Theatre’s YES Troupe players, Andrew Wilson, plays Marty.

(Photo: Jessica Balisle)

Kenny Knauer, host of KSMU's "Friday Jazz Excursions" program, arrived at the station this morning in full St. Paddy's Day regalia. He was here to publicize the 38th annual Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday March 17th on Historic Commercial Street.

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