Lu Anne Stephens

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
10:14 am
Thu July 24, 2014

New Settlers' Features More Best Of The Best With Zoe Lewis And Her Rubber Band

Folk musician Zoe Lewis

Saturday, July 26:

In another Best of the Best series, we'll feature music from Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers Inn.  Zoe is brilliant and talented but is also mischievous with a wealth of stories to share. She plays everything from traditional folk tunes to ballads to world beat to vaudeville. Her instruments include the tin whistle, guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, accordion, trumpet and sometimes spoons. Her band is made up of some of the best musicians working today.

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Music
10:29 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Live Grit And Grace Of Paul Thorn On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Paul Thorn

Saturday, July 19:

Listen for a performance by singer, songwriter and storyteller Paul Thorn, recorded at Old Settlers Inn of Moundridge, Kansas. Blues, roots-rock with that hard-to-find element that says "southern." Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller.

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3:34 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Zen Cowboy Of Colorado Chuck Pyle On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Folk artist Chuck Pyle
Credit www.chuckpyle.com

Saturday, July 12:

We get to hear one of the Best of the Best – a concert that was a particular audience favorite. It’s Chuck Pyle, the “Zen Cowboy of Colorado” performing at the Old Settlers Inn.  Chuck is a consummate storyteller and contemporary folk artist.  At times, you could hear the proverbial pin drop, at others, the crowd was laughing or cheering.  Too much fun to miss – this Saturday on New Settlers.

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Music
3:56 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Kelley Hunt's Old Settlers Inn performance on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Musician Kelley Hunt performed at the Old Settlers Inn

Saturday, June 28:

Coming up tonight on New Settlers, it's R&B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn of Mounridge, Kansas. Listen for blues, ballads and Kelley's distinctive "boogie woogie" piano style all in front of a sold-out crowd.  It's a great show.

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Music
3:47 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Compilation of concerts at Sedgwick County Zoo on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs live

Saturday, June 21:

Tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour, listen for a compilation of past performances from the Sedgwick County Zoo Summer Concert Series.  This show includes bayou-blues queen Marcia Ball, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, A Roomful of Blues and more.  Great shows, great crowds – check it out!

Web extra: A Roomful of Blues performs at Belgium's Duvel Blues in 2012.

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Music
1:29 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featured on New Settlers' Radio Hour

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform live
Credit Jack Bawden

Saturday June 14:

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 bluegrass-country-rock since the 60s with a brief bit of fame in the 80s when they shortened their name to "The Dirt Band."

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2:22 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Jeff Black's performance at WSU featured on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Singer/songwriter Jeff Black
Credit Michael Wilson, jeffblack.com

Saturday, June 7:

This week, New Settlers features a live performance by singer/songwriter Jeff Black. Black performed in 2011 on the Wichita State University campus for the Ulrich Museum of Art's outdoor summer concert titled "Art For Your Ears."

Jeff is self-described as a "burly, bare-knuckled, blue-collar son of the Missouri plains with dark Irish blood." Jeff has several albums to date, has written movie soundtracks and has penned tunes covered by such artists as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings and Black Hawk.

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Music
2:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour features Still on the Hill duo

Folkgrass duo Still on the Hill

Saturday, May 31:

It's another Best of the Best this week on New Settler's Radio Hour with the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill, recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. 

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1:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Vance Gilbert on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, May 24:

This week on New Settlers we hear the wild, eclectic and multi-talented Vance Gilbert from his show at the Old Settlers Inn. Vance is a wonderful singer-songwriter and storyteller and he can bring tears to the toughest audience veteran…but he's also funny. Really. 

Music
1:18 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour: Buddy Mondlock

Mondlock featured Saturday starting at 7.
Credit buddymondlock.com

Saturday, May 17:

It’s Buddy Mondlock performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Buddy is a true poet – spinning lyrics and melodies that are multi-layered and – simply – wonderful.  Buddy has written songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkle and Peter, Paul and Mary and many others but there’s nothing like hearing the songwriter perform his own works

Web preview: Here's Mondlock in 2013 performing at Greenfield Guitars in Montreal, Canada.

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