People

News Intern

Abigail Wilson joined the KMUW team in April 2014. Born and raised in a small Colorado mountain town, she adheres to the advice of Albert Einstein.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” And since...

News Director

Aileen LeBlanc is a journalist, producer and director whose work in television, film and public radio has earned more than 60 regional and national awards.

She is producer/director of the documentaries, Dayton Codebreakers ...

Digital Assistant

Beth Golay is the founder and editor of Books & Whatnot, providing marketing support to bookstores around the world through her newsletter and website. Prior to launching Books & Whatnot, Beth was the marketing manager at Watermark...

Music Producer and Host

Bill was born and raised in a sod hut on the Kansas plains.

And then he graduated with a degree in clarinet performance from Simpson College in Indianola. While in Iowa, Pearce worked at a commercial radio station playing pop-like music...

Assistant News Director, Music Host

Carla Eckels has been an award-winning announcer/news producer for KMUW 89.1FM, Wichita Public Radio for 15 years. Carla also produces a R&B and gospel show Soulsations, Sunday nights at 6 on KMUW.  She also hosts Joyful Sounds, a Sunday...

Music Producer

Chicago native Chris Heim began a lifelong love affair with radio after wandering into the campus station at the University of Chicago and being unexpectedly offered a music show after an opening developed. She got her first job in radio at one...

Engagement Assistant/Announcer

Dalton is a recent graduate of Wichita State University, with a degree in integrated marketing communications. He started interning at KMUW in September 2013 and loves that he gets to stick around for a little while longer.

He helps the...

General Manager

Debra Fraser comes to Wichita from Houston, where she worked in public radio for 25 years. Her most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer and Station Manager of Houston Public Media at University of Houston from 2007 – 2013.

Marketing Coordinator

Denise M. Irwin is an arts activist and loves the vibrant arts community in Wichita. She is currently a member of the Arts Council of Wichita, the Arts Forum, and the Ulrich Museum of Art Salon.

She joined KMUW in 2008 following a stint...

All Things Considered Host, Producer

If Fletcher Powell could be someone else, he’d be Errol Morris or Ira Glass. Except younger and better looking.

Since he can’t, he’ll be Fletcher Powell, KMUW producer and announcer. Fletcher came to KMUW in 2009 after five years of...

Announcer/Operations Assistant

A lifelong Wichitan, Heather has a passion and love for learning and education. She is currently studying anthropology at Wichita State University in hopes to one day combine her love of travel and education.

She also loves public radio...

Digital Assistant

Born in Wichita, Hugo is a media consumption addict. From films to music to news, nothing seems to satiate his rapturous appetite for consuming various methods of information, concepts, and ideas except for public radio.

Picking up the...

Host/Producer

Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been with KMUW since 2007. He is the host and producer of Strange Currency, a two-hour music show, which airs Monday-Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. He is also the producer of the bi...

Director of Engineering

Jon Cyphers has served as Director of Engineering for KMUW and WRRS since 2006.  However, his first encounter with the station was in 1994 as a WSU student, when he co-hosted New Counterpoint. Between his time as a student and coming...

Development Intern

Wichita native and self-described hype girl, Jordan is a recent addition to the KMUW development team. She holds a BA in studio art with a minor in entrepreneurship from WSU. She is currently making the transition from creating art to...

Administrative Assistant to the General Manager

Julie joined the KMUW crew in July 2013—nearly two decades after having first volunteered as a Saturday morning board operator/announcer during “Car Talk.” Because Lu Anne Stephens had...

Morning Edition Host

When Kate hosted her first shift at KSWC ("The Jinx") in 2001, she was almost too afraid to open up the microphone. She quickly overcame that fear and has since reported breaking news, found her "jazz voice," and committed the Morning Edition...

Community Business Advancement

Larry Bennett’s working career has been divided between sales and operations. Starting as a production worker in a walk-in freezer factory, he worked in every functional group except accounting and held positions as Western Regional Sales...

Director of Programming and Operations, Music Host

Lu Anne has held many positions at KMUW, including local Morning Edition host and reporter/editor. In addition to her current duties as Program Director, Lu Anne produces KMUW’s “New Settler’s Radio Hour”  and countless special productions....

Member Services Coordinator

Pat Hayes began at the station in 1978 as the sole development person, which makes her KMUW’s longest employee.

As KMUW’s Member Services Coordinator, she is probably best known by KMUW listeners as the friendly face that coordinates the...

Development Coordinator

Sarah Jane has worked at KMUW since July of 2010 in a variety of functions.

She enjoys helping plan membership drives, managing media sponsorships and producing the weekly Connections e-blast (in which she gives away free tickets to many...

Reporter

A photographer by trade, Sean got his feet wet in broadcast news as an intern at St. Louis Public Radio. It is here, he said, that he caught "the NPR bug."

Upon graduating from Webster University, Sean went on to a full-time internship...

Community Business Advancement/ Graffiti commentator

Zack Gingrich-Gaylord is a lifelong listener to public radio in general, and KMUW in particular. He was born and grew up in Wichita, and has lived in Lawrence and Newton.

After working for 15 years in the restaurant industry, he changed...