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
1:27 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Wild & Eclectic Vance Gilbert Live At The Old Settlers Inn

Folk singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

Saturday, May 23

New Settlers' Radio Hour features the wild, eclectic and multitalented Vance Gilbert performing at the Old Settlers Inn tonight. Vance is a wonderful singer-songwriter and storyteller and he can bring tears to the toughest audience veteran…but he's also so very funny. 

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Music
10:56 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Brooks Williams At The Old Settler's Inn

Saturday, May 16

This week New Settlers features one of the Old Settlers Inn’s first – and favorite performers.  Singer-songwriter Brooks Williams combines rock, blues, and American roots music. We recorded him at The Old Settlers Inn.

Web Special: Here is Brooks Williams playing his version of the Dave Alvin classic, "King of California." 

Community
6:47 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Tips for Biking in Wichita

Friday is National Bike to Work Day! There will be several spots in Wichita where you can grab a free breakfast or lunch by bicycle. Find that information here.

But, if you’re kind of new to biking for transportation, here are a few quick tips for riding in Wichita:

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Music
8:14 am
Thu May 7, 2015

A Dynamic Duo

Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris

Saturday, May 9

Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris, recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. Two singer/songwriters who shared the concert and the spotlight. This dynamic duo showcases a classic Americana and country sound. 

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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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