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Jedd Beaudoin


Jedd Beaudoin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in English (writing) and a Master's of Fine Arts in  creative writing from Wichita State University, where he was a Creative Writing Fellow. He has taught English at both WSU and Butler Community College and has served as faculty in the WSU’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. His academic interests lie in the areas of Public History, English Composition, Art History and Subcultures.

Jedd began his employment with KMUW in 2007 and launched the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency in 2008. He has also served as an arts reporter during his tenure with the station, creating a wide array of profiles on authors, musicians and visual artists, while also producing the biweekly commentary A Musical Life. In addition to being a founding member of the seldom seen KMUW Movie Club, he has won several KAB awards for his work as a producer, writer and reporter. His news feature From Old Paint To Old Town Road: Tracing The History Of Black Cowboys In Western Music And Film was awarded second place in the news feature category in 2020 by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters

A prolific music journalist, his work in that field has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression andKeyboard Magazine. Jedd began hosting the public television music series Wichita Sessions in 2009 and has participated in a variety of film projects, including the documentary Never Mind The Fences. In addition to his on-air work, he has moderated events featuring actors Elliott Gould and John Cusack.

A lover of all animals, he is especially fond of cats.