Hugo Phan

Digital Assistant

Hugo Phan is a graduate of Wichita State University, where he majored in sociology and minored in communication. At a young age, Hugo picked up the habit of listening to KMUW from his father. After years of being a loyal listener, he signed up to be a KMUW volunteer and joined the station's college student group. He transitioned from volunteer to digital assistant in May 2013. In this role, Hugo has been recognized by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for his contribution to the station's website,

Hugo believes in the station's mission to promote insightful discussion and understanding of the issues that shape the city he's been lucky to call home for most of his life. Working at the station has given him a fresh perspective on Wichita, helping him to embrace and find pride in his own hometown. He’s been a volunteer with the Tallgrass Film Association for more than seven years and has served in the role of Box Office Coordinator for two years.

In his spare time, Hugo is a media consumption addict. Some of his favorite public radio programs include Strange Currency, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Snap Judgment and This American Life. Nothing seems to satiate his rapturous appetite for information, concepts and ideas like public radio.

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Who do you think will take home this year’s Oscar for Best Picture? Whether you want to stack your ballot with winners or find a new movie to queue up, hear what the KMUW movie club has to say in advance of the April 25th Academy Awards ceremony.

While we're currently in the midst of a pandemic, a few Martin Luther King Jr. Day event organizers will celebrate the life of the civil rights leader through virtual events this year.

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Wichitans will have several of opportunities this month to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We have of list of events taking place over the federal holiday weekend.

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There will be several events in and around the Wichita area that will commemorate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Voter Empowerment Committee held a political forum on Sunday with candidates running for Wichita City Council and the USD 259 School Board.

The forum gave voters a chance to meet and hear from candidates ahead of the election in November.

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A veteran support group called Team RWB Wichita conducted a tribute run on Monday in remembrance of the nearly 3000 people who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks.

Participants either walked or ran with the American flag around Sedgwick County Park's 4-mile outer loop. Team RWB Wichita's Veterans Engagement Director and former Marine Michael Obermeyer says the run, which began at 6 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m., is a good way to remember the victims.

As part of this Valentine's Day edition of the KMUW Movie Club, the guys pick their favorite couples to have ever adorned the silver screen. Following that discussion, the group gives their take on the recently released Oscar Nominations.

WSU Students And Faculty Protest Campus Carry Law

Feb 7, 2017
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Students and staff against a law allowing guns on college campuses held a demonstration on the Wichita State University campus Tuesday.

A small group gathered near the Rhatigan Student Center to speak out against guns on campus. The rally was called "Carry Minds, Not Guns."

Organizers spoke of the need to contact lawmakers, emphasizing that there is power in numbers. Freshman Ian Englebright says he thinks legislators in favor of the law are creating more problems than solutions.

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Over the next several days, Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This month on the KMUW Movie Club, we talk about our favorite features that have been directed by women, as well as a look back at 2016 in film.