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  • Producer for New Letters on the Air

    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.

    Elam...

  • Host/Contributor

    An aspiring journalist in college, Brian instead went to seminary and moved to Kansas City as a Presbyterian pastor in 1999. But journalism was still in his blood, and he has worked part-time in KCUR's newsroom and talk show studios since 2008....

  • Host, The Fish Fry

    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 Standard

    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...

  • Afternoon Announcer

    When Laurie was a little kid in school, the only thing that got her in trouble was talking and giggling in class with her friends. Fast-forward to the present day... Imagine her joy, talking with her listener friends every day on KCUR 89.3 --...

  • Midday Announcer

    Linda grew up in Prairie Village and was drawn to a career in radio, after her dreams of becoming the next American Idol were dashed. While completing her Master's Degree in Communication Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Linda...

  • Host of Night Tides

    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...

  • Weekend Announcer

    Shawn is originally from Kansas City. Before joining KCUR as a part-time weekend announcer in 2006, he worked at KERA in Dallas and KNTU in Denton. Shawn teaches Digital Media Technology at Summit Technology Academy and works as a video...

  • Host of Up to Date

    Steve got a call out of the blue one day from then-news director Frank Morris who asked if I would be interested in hosting a show. I said no...didn't think I had the time...then thought it over and changed my mind. So glad I did. Our focus of...