Lillian Stone

(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."

Lillian Stone
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Not only is Lillian Stone a big fan of KSMU, so is her dog Turtle.

“He has a really laid back little personality and I think that’s why he is so into the classical music programing,” says Stone.

The Boston Terrier’s snorts and grunts are signs of affection for KSMU’s music, according to Stone.

“He likes to ride in the car and let the air conditioner blow in his face and listen to classical music—it’s like his favorite thing,” Stone says with a laugh.