Lu Anne Stephens

Director of Content and Strategy

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, April 29

This week we'll hear Celtic music star Aiofe Clancy and her band at the Old Settlers Inn.

Saturday, April 22

Enjoy a rare performance by The Sherpas - a contemporary folk group made up of three excellent singer-songwriters: Tom Kimmell, Tom Prasada-Rao and Michael Lille, recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. Great songwriting, great harmonies, great taunts – listen this Saturday and you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s an example:

And if you’d like to know a bit more about them – this is a nice link:

Saturday, April 8

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

Saturday, March 18

Cathie Ryan and her Band - from a concert at the Old Settler’s Inn. Cathie is one of the top Celtic performers today. 

Saturday, March 11

New Settlers' is celebrating all things Irish in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Jigs, reels, and ballads from bands like Cherish the Ladies, The House Band, Cathie Ryan and many, many more. We've collected some great performances from the last 15 years. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 25

This week on New Settlers', we feature Irish tunes with Cathie Ryan and her band - recorded at The Old Settlers Inn.

Here’s an upbeat tune…

And here’s a pretty ballad…

Saturday, February 18

Listen for music from the California Guitar Trio’s performance at the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita. 

Saturday, February 11

Everyone loves a love song, right?  But no one more than singer-songwriters, who write about love in any conceivable form. This Saturday, New Settlers' 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 venues in and around Wichita.

Here’s Cheryl Wheeler:

And Brooks Williams:

Saturday, February 4

Acoustic, eclectic and fun. The Waybacks might be called “newgrass,” but that hardly begins to describe them. You’ll have to listen! Recorded at The Old Settlers Inn.

Okay. This one sounds a little bluegrass…

And here’s something a little different…

Saturday, January 28

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 to ballads to world beat to vaudeville.  And she sings a song about pie – does it get any better?

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