Assistant Teaching Professor/Radio Producer for New Letters on the Airelama@umkc.edu
Angela Elam, producer/host of UMKC's literary radio show New Letters on the Air has worked in public radio since 1988, but she got her start as a reader for Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, Germany in 1981.
Host, The Fish Fryhaddixc@umkc.edu
In 1984, Chuck Haddix aka Chuck Haddock joined the staff of KCUR as a jazz producer. The next year, he began producing the Fish Fry.
He is also the director of the Marr Sound Archives, a collection of 350,000 historic sound recordings...
Host, Central Standardgina@kcur.org
Gina’s background combines print and broadcast journalism, live event hosting and production, creative nonfiction writing and involvement in the arts. Early in her career, she followed a cultural beat for The Pitch, where she served as...
Laurie Arbore became KCUR’s Afternoon Announcer in late 2013 and loves working at her favorite radio station! Prior to joining our full-time air-staff, she worked for KCUR as a part-time announcer and producer of “Cyprus Avenue.”
Linda Sher became the Afternoon Drive Announcer on KCUR-89.3 FM radio in 2000, after completion of a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. With a background in music and theater, a Bachelor...
Host of Night Tidesblanchea@umkc.edu
The voice heard on KCUR on Sunday nights belongs to Renée Blanche, a native of Detroit, Michigan. She stumbled into radio after ending her military career in El Paso, Texas. Her skills as a volunteer announcer were honed at community radio...
Shawn Harrel teaches music and digital media in the Lee's Summit School district. A Kansas City native, Shawn returned to his hometown after completing his master of music in jazz arranging and composition at the University of North Texas –...
Host of Up to Date
Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from...
Host of KC CurrentswilsonSB@umkc.edu
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a...