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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9:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

What's On: July 20

We get to hear one of the Best of the Best – a concert and/or performer who was a particular audience favorite. This show features Chuck Pyle, the “Zen Cowboy of Colorado” performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Chuck is a consummate storyteller. At times, you could hear the proverbial pin drop, at others, the crowd was laughing or cheering. Chuck blends his dry humor and performance skills with truly wonderful contemporary folk tunes. Too much fun to miss – this Saturday on New Settlers.

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Music
8:32 am
Tue July 9, 2013

What's On: July 13

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 the love song with tunes by 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
4:09 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

What's On: July 6

Listen for R&B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn. Kelley was born and raised in Kansas and continues to live in Lawrence though she spends a lot of her time touring the U.S. and the world. Kelley's distinctive "boogie woogie" piano style can be traced to her beloved early piano teacher (the subject of "Queen of the 88's").

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Music
9:07 am
Wed June 26, 2013

What's On: June 29

Listen for music from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's performance at the Cotillion in Wichita. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been performing its brand of country-rock since the '60s with a brief bit of fame in the '80s when they shortened their name to "The Dirt Band." Their best known tune probably is "Mr. Bojangles" although some may argue that "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "American Dream" are equally worthy of notice. Like most acoustic, "bluegrassy" bands, they have great musicianship, tight harmonies and are a lot of fun to watch. You'll see. This Saturday evening at 7:00.

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Music
7:34 am
Mon June 17, 2013

What's On: June 22

Listen for singer/songwriter Jeff Black's performance at Wichita State University's "Art For Your Ears" concert. 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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7:20 am
Mon June 10, 2013

What's On: June 15

It’s another Best of the Best, revisiting some of the all-time favorite performers over the years. This time it's the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group, Still on the Hill. It's not your grandpa's bluegrass band. This was recorded at the Old Settlers Inn.

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Music
7:07 am
Mon June 3, 2013

What's On: June 8

There's nothing like hearing a songwriter performing their own work. Buddy Mondlock has written songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkle and Peter, Paul and lots of others. You can hear his amazing, gentle, almost wistful performance this Saturday on New Settlers.

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Music
1:48 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

What's On: June 1

Listen for Irish tunes with Cathie Ryan and her band. Cathie is an award–winning Celtic performer. At one time she was the lead singer for the group Cherish the Ladies but she's been performing on her own for several years. Cathie has been featured on NPR and on stages around the world – this concert is from her performance at the Old Settlers Inn.

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8:02 am
Mon May 13, 2013

What's On: May 18

This week, New Settlers features one of the Old Settlers Inn’s favorite performers. Singer-songwriter Brooks Williams has been with New Settlers since the first year and we’ve recorded him whenever he was in the area. He combines rock, blues and jazz from his American roots with folk music of England, where he now resides. He tours extensively, so you may get a chance to see him in person if you’re lucky. In the meantime, enjoy a great performance from right up the road in Mound Ridge, Kansas.

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8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

What's On: May 11

New Settlers features Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris who shared a concert at the Old Settlers Inn. It was a blend of Americana and folk, solo and duet. There's something special about hearing songs performed by the people who actually wrote them. Check it out this Saturday evening.

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