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 Director of Content and Director of Programming and Operations, 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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Saturday, March 19 

This week on New Settlers' Radio Hour we hear from Jennifer Kimball and Lucy Kaplansky who shared a concert at the Old Settler’s Inn.

Here's a studio version of Jennifer Kimball with one of my favorite tunes: 

…and here's Lucy in concert:

Saturday, March 12

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so this week  New Settlers' Radio Hour celebrates all things Irish with jigs, reels and ballads.  Through the years, several Celtic groups have performed in the area and we’ll sample from some of the best – including Cherish the Ladies, Cathy Ryan and her band, and Grace Griffith. Grab a pint and join the party!

Saturday, March 5

This week it's Peter Mulvey at the Old Settlers Inn.  The American singer-songwriter is best known for his dark, sultry, wry lyrics that weave themselves into his percussive guitar work, a style he perfected while traveling in Dublin. Tune in to hear more from Mulvey on New Settlers Radio Hour.

Check out "Just Before the War"

Saturday, February 27

It's guitarist and singer/songwriter Tommy Emmanuel at his best - before a live audience.  We recorded him at Wichita’s Orpheum theater. 

 

Here's a crowd favorite:

Saturday, February 20

Saturday, February 13

Nobody loves "love" like a singer-songwriter. This week you'll hear some of the best and  their interpretation of the feeling on New Settlers' Radio Hour.

We'll feature tunes from Cheryl Wheeler, Tom Prasada-Rao, Pierce Pettis and many, many more.  

Here's one of my favorites from Cheryl Wheeler:

Saturday, February 6

It's another from the Best of the Best series: Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Zoe plays everything! From traditional folk tunes, ballads, world beat and vaudeville.  Zoe even sings a song about pie – does it get any better?

Check out "Snow White" here:

And watch "When Dog Meets Wolf" below:

Saturday, January 30

This week New Settlers' Radio Hour hears from Paul Thorn at the Old Settlers Inn. It was a great concert with blues and roots-rock with that hard-to-fine element that says “southern.”  Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller.

Listen below for Paul's performance of "I Guess I'll Just Stay Married":

Saturday, January 23

This week 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.

Here are a couple of favorite tunes:

Zoo Tunes

Jan 13, 2016

Saturday, January 16

This week, it's a compilation of 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!

Here are some examples from A Roomful of Blues...

...Big Bad Voodoo Daddy...

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