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Laurie Arbore

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 -- and not getting in trouble for it! Laurie started her broadcasting career in classical radio and has since worked in a variety of formats. She has enjoyed interviewing such celebrities as Ron Howard, Will Farrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carrie Underwood and many others. But as a self-proclaimed "Sci-Fi nerd," she counts Mark Hamill and Jonathan Frakes among the favorite interviews she’s done. Laurie has twice won First Place honors from the Missouri Broadcasters Association for co-voicing the winning radio spots, and was the opera-singing grocery clerk in an OMNI Award-winning TV campaign for Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She also has a performing arts background, having sung with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Musical Theater Heritage, jazz pianist Wayne Hawkins, Dickens Carolers; and for sports organizations, including the Kansas City Royals. You may have seen Laurie as a Guest Co-Host on Kansas City Public Television, where she has volunteered for a number of years. Laurie plays the piano, makes jewelry, and enjoys gardening, road-trips and movies. (If you happen to be with her at just the right moment, you might hear some voices from "The Wizard of Oz!")