Since the sixth grade, Brian Wright has been a frequent public radio listener. Even while living in Europe and serving in the Air Force, he adjusted his schedule to catch the morning news.
“Morning Edition is obviously six o’clock in the morning – Belgium and Germany are six hours ahead of us so I’d listen to them at noon,” Wright says.
Now back in southern Missouri, Wright consistently has his dial set to KSMU to catch the latest news and music. The Reeds Spring instructor listens to the station in his living room, in the car, and at work.
“I listen to it in the classroom in the between classes and before school - so just wherever,” he says.
It’s not uncommon for Wright to share what he’s learned with his class. Back home, he hopes the consistent sound of KSMU news and information can also inform his two children.
“Hopefully it will rub off on current events and what they’re learning about in history or English or what have you; they can reference back to something that is current that they hear about on the news.”