Lu Anne Stephens

Director of Content; 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. After studying Music Performance and Journalism at Pittsburg State University, Lu completed her degree at Wichita State University in 1995. She has won several awards for journalistic excellence since she has been at KMUW.

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Music
1:56 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Austin, Texas Style

Saturday, April 4

Listen for folk and Americana musician Slaid Cleaves who is a great example of the Austin, TX style.  We recorded him at the Old Settlers Inn. Wonderful songwriter and storyteller with that “lonesome” sound.

Web Special: Here’s one of my Slaid Cleaves favorites "Breakfast in Hell." It’s a studio version (you all know I like live performances better) but it’s gorgeous.  

Music
4:13 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Dan Crary And Beppe Gambetta, Flatpickers-Extraordinaire

Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta

Saturday, March 21

This week we look back to one of the first shows recorded for New Settlers. Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta, flatpickers-extraordinaire, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass and acoustic music.  Dan and Beppe have well-established solo careers but when they perform together, it’s wonderful. They’re favorites at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield but we recorded them in a much more intimate setting - St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson.

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Music
1:46 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Groovy Recording From The Old Settlers' Inn

Saturday March 7

Tonight, New Settlers features Groovelily – an award-winning trio that is, in their words, hard to describe. They fuse acoustic, pop, classical, jazz, great vocal blends, and some hotshot solos. They're good. Very good.  We recorded them at the Old Settlers' Inn. 

Web Special: Here is a video collage of what you can expect. 

Music
10:34 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Tommy Emmanuel Before A Live Audience

Saturday, February 28

Music
9:40 am
Wed February 11, 2015

A Love Song Medley For A Romantic Holiday

American folk singer-songwriter Anne Hills

Saturday, February 14

Everyone loves a love song, right?  But no one more than singers and songwriters, who write about love in any conceivable form. This Saturday, the New Settlers' Radio Hour celebrates Valentine’s Day with Anne Hills, Pierce Pettis, Cheryl Wheeler, Brooks Williams, Tom Prasada-Rao and others- recorded at the Old Settlers Inn and other Wichita area venues. 

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Music
11:51 am
Thu February 5, 2015

The California Guitar Trio's Wichita Performance

Saturday, February 7

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Music
2:05 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Best Of The Best: Zoe Lewis And Her Rubber Band

Saturday, January 31

It's another from the Best of the Best series: Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers' Inn. Zoe is an English folk musician from Brighton who now lives in Massachusetts. She plays everything from traditional folk tunes to ballads, world beat, and vaudeville. Plus she sings a song about pie – does it get any better?

Music
1:26 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

R&B Favorite And Kansas Native Kelley Hunt On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, January 10:

Listen for a recording of R&B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn.  Kelley was born and raised in Kansas and continues to live in Lawrence, though she spends a lot of her time touring the U.S. and the world.  Kelley's distinctive "boogie woogie" piano style can be traced to her beloved early piano teacher (the subject of "Queen of the 88s").

Music
8:26 am
Thu December 11, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Saturday, December 13:

Listen for music from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's performance at the Cotillion in Wichita.  The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been performing their brand of country-rock since the 60s with a brief bit of fame in the 80s. Their best-known tunes are probably "Mr. Bojangles" and "American Dream." Amazing musicianship, tight harmonies and so much fun!

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Music
9:52 am
Thu December 4, 2014

New Settlers Best of the Best: Alt-Bluegrass Group Still on the Hill

Saturday, December 6:

It's another Best of the Best tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour. We'll hear from the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill and their performance at the Old Settlers Inn. Fresh, funky, fun!

Web extra: Here's Still on the Hill performing "Otis and Ocie."

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