Chris Prewitt joined KCUR in October of 2005 through a support agreement with UMKC Information Systems Department. Besides taking care of all of the computers and servers, Chris helps out on remote broadcasts, schedules underwriting and fills in anywhere he can. Chris grew up in Overland Park and attended Pittsburg State University and graduated with an Information Systems Degree in 2003. He lives in Kansas City Missouri with his wife and children. He enjoys the outdoors, road trips, camping, hiking, photography, brewing beer and cooking.
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I was born and raised in Northwest Missouri and attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia where I obtained a bachelor's degree in Persuasive Speech Communications in 1994. Upon graduation, I married my high school sweetheart, Chris Thompson, and began my future in public radio at KBIA-FM. After moving to Kansas City in 1996, I promptly sought a position as an underwriting executive at KCUR. Public radio is such a part of me, and working for a non-profit is very compatible with my personality. I enjoy spending time with my family, and I hope that my teenage daughter, Taylor, and my son, Gage, may both work in public radio some day!
In 2003, my husband and I began partnering with Lakota leaders on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota with economic/community development efforts. My family makes an annual trip to help with projects and to visit friends, and we hope to continue for many years to come. I enjoy volunteering with youth projects, renovating old homes, hosting tea parties, and travelling.
Annie is a Midwestern girl, born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas and Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a BA in English Literature and Language in 1998. Following graduation, Annie began her career in public radio at KANU/KPR in Lawrence, as Membership Director and then Corporate Development Director. She jumped at the opportunity to work at KCUR when an underwriting position opened up in 2003.
Ms. McMahill loves acting as a consultant to her underwriting clients, helping to create schedules that work with various budgets and marketing goals. Her favorite part of being an account executive is writing script and reading it to herself like she’s an announcer. But don’t ask her to actually go on the air … because her throat will constrict, heart will palpitate, and she just might faint. Seriously.
Annie lives in Prairie Village with her husband Jeff and their five kids. She loves to sing with the Village Church choir, cook, run, travel, and spend time with her family, friends and doggies.
Danny Baker joined the KCUR team several years ago and brings more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions at educational and cultural organizations to his role. He has been a long-time member and advocate for KCUR, and he holds degrees in accounting, theatre and public administration.
Danny has served as development director for UMKC's College of Arts & Sciences and the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, Managing Director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis, and Managing Director of the Missouri Repertory Theatre (now Kansas City Repertory Theatre) in Kansas City. He also served as the National Endowment for the Arts' regional representative in the mid-America region and he is currently an adjunct instructor in Theatre at UMKC.
Cooking, tennis, and golf are the activities Danny enjoys most in his leisure time, as well as listening to live jazz and exploring new local restaurants.