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
9:13 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel At Wichita's Orpheum Theatre On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

Saturday, August 23:

It's guitarist and singer/songwriter Tommy Emmanuel at his best - before a live audience.  We recorded him at Wichita’s Orpheum theater.  The Australian-born showman first played in this area at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield several years ago. In two days, he went from "unknown" to the most popular performer at the festival.  Lots of fun, lots of talent. 

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Music
8:24 am
Tue August 12, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour: Peter Mulvey Live At The Old Settlers Inn

Saturday, August 16:

Listen to a performance by Peter Mulvey at the Old Settlers Inn. Peter Mulvey is best known for his dark songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style. You may have heard him on public radio before – he's been interviewed before on various program and his music shows up as well.  As usual, live is best.  Don't miss it – he's so, so good. 

Web extra: Here's Peter in concert…

Music
1:42 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

California Guitar Trio Live At The Orpheum On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, August 9:

Listen for music from the California Guitar Trio's performance at Wichita's historic Orpheum Theatre, tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour. 

The trio was formed in Los Angeles in 1991. The group has released 14 albums over their 23-year career, with their most recent album Masterworks released in 2011. Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan, and Paul Richards of Utah comprise the trio.

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Music
4:02 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Singer/Songwriters And Their Love Of Love Songs On New Settlers'

Singer/songwriter Anne Hills
Credit annehills.com

Saturday, August 2:

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

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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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Music
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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