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 – where he first worked in radio as a jazz host, news anchor and music director.
While living in the Dallas area, Shawn worked as a weekend announcer on KERA 90.1 FM, Dallas' NPR affiliate. Always anxious to get back into radio, Shawn kept a close eye on part-time positions at KCUR and was happy to join the station as Sunday afternoon announcer in the fall of 2006.
Shawn lives with his wife and two sons in Greenwood, MO, just outside Kansas City.