People

  • Pop culture commentator

    Andrew Bales is a Wichita native, co-editor of Fractions Journal and lead coordinator of Wichita’s annual LIV Music Festival. He is studying toward an MFA in Creative Writing at WSU, where he was the 2009-2010 Barr fellow.

    He has...

  • She started working in public radio as an intern to fulfill a degree requirement while studying at Antioch College in Ohio. At WYSO she fell in love with public radio and went on to earn a graduate certificate from the Salt Institute of...

  • Volunteer Food Commentator

    All Things Barbecue Staff Chef Tom Jackson is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita. In 2008 he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon, where he attended Oregon Culinary...

  • Volunteer Art Commentator

    Curt Clonts was raised in Wichita, Kansas. He left in 1977 for Los Angeles where he spent time surfing, making art, and immersing himself in the punk music scene. He then moved to Okinawa, Japan, where he met and married his wife, Taeko, and...

  • Volunteer History commentator

    Jay M. Price is chair of the department of history at Wichita State University, where he also directs the public history program.

    His works include Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America,

  • Volunteer Food Commentator

    Josh Cary may be the eCommerce Director at All Things Barbecue during the day, but at night he takes on the mantle of an award-winning Pitmaster, who has cooked on the competition barbecue circuit under various team names including...

  • Julia's first two loves were radio and Jason, the original red Power Ranger. In fourth grade, she panicked while recording radio promos for her local 4-H group in northwestern Kansas. When she was in sixth grade, she and her mother "played the...

  • Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras, a sister and brother team, are the authors of many non-fiction books including the New York Times bestseller You’re Saying It Wrong, That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means, Very Bad...

  • Volunteer Editorial Commentator

    Dr. Ken Ciboski is an associate professor emeritus of political science at Wichita State University.

  • KMUW News is a team of dedicated on-air and digital reporters working to tell the stories of Wichita and its residents.

    Five years in a row, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters named KMUW Radio Station of the...

  • KMUW Studios is the collective name behind our group efforts. It takes a team, sometimes, and we have a great one. We hope you enjoy our work.

  • Volunteer Language Commentator

    Lael Ewy is a co-founder and editor of EastWesterly Review, a journal of literary satire at www.postmodernvillage.com, and a writer whose work has appeared in such venues as Denver Quarterly and New Orleans Review and has been anthologized in...

  • Volunteer Music Commentator

    Mark Foley is principal double bass of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and professor of double bass and head of Jazz Studies at Wichita State University.

    He has been a featured soloist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, performs...

  • Nicollette loves public radio because she believes people should be informed and considers public radio to be one of the purest forms of news and entertainment.  Some of her favorite shows include: This American Life, All...

  • Volunteer Editorial Commentator

    Richard Crowson is not only a editorial commentator for KMUW. He's also a cartoonist, an artist and a banjo player.

    You might have heard him play with his band Pop & The Boys or with his wife at their standing gig at Watermark Books ...

  • Volunteer History Commentator

    Robert E. Weems Jr. is the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University.

    His research specialty is African American business and economic history.

  • Volunteer History Commentator

    Dr. Robin C. Henry holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University and is an associate professor in the history department at Wichita State University. Her research examines the intersections among sexuality, law, and regional identity in...

  • Volunteer Games Commentator

    Samuel McConnell is a games enthusiast who has been playing games in one form or another since 1991. He was born in northern Maine but quickly transplanted to Wichita.

    Though he spends a great deal of his time at his day job helping...

  • Volunteer Theater Commentator

    Sanda Moore Coleman received an MFA in creative writing from Wichita State University in 1991. Since then, she has been the arts and community editor for The Martha's Vineyard Times, a teaching fellow at Harvard University, and an assistant...

  • Volunteer Book Reviewer

    Suzanne Tobias writes editorials and opinion columns for The Wichita Eagle, where she has worked as a journalist for nearly 30 years. She also oversees the Eagle’s books coverage and coordinates the #ReadICT Challenge, an...