Lu Anne Stephens

Director of Content 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 Strategy, 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.

Ways to Connect

Saturday, July 21

Wild, eclectic and multitalented… Vance Gilbert is a quintessential singer-songwriter and storyteller. We recorded him at the Old Settlers Inn.

Saturday, May 26

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

Saturday, May 19

Kelley Hunt and her band at the Old Settlers Inn. Blues, boogie-woogie piano and a sold-out crowd.

Saturday, May 12

Mad Agnes at the Old Settlers Inn.  The trio is another of those talented groups that are impossible to pidgeonhole. Folk, celtic, classical, pop, rock - or somewhere in-between. Here's a sample of their music: 

Saturday, April 28

Groovelily – an award-winning trio fusing acoustic, pop, classical and jazz – recorded at the Old Settlers Inn.

Saturday, April 14

Listen for folk and Americana musician Slaid Cleaves who is a great example of the Austin, TX style.  We recorded him at the Old Settlers Inn. Wonderful songwriter and storyteller with that “lonesome” sound.

Saturday, March 31

Coming up on New Settlers: Everyone loves a love song, but no one more than singer/songwriters, who write about love in any conceivable form. We’ll hear love songs from New Set favorites over the past 20 years. 

Saturday, March 10

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

Saturday, March 3

It’s another from the Best of the Best series: Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers Inn.

  Saturday, February 24

Blues, roots-rock and that hard-to-find element that says “southern”…..Paul Thorn at the Old Settlers Inn. Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller.