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Oct. 6, 2013
Radio listeners have a new venue to learn about regional issues of interest, including the work of Northwest Missouri State University faculty and its collaborations with area communities as KXCV-KRNW, the award-winning National Public Radio affiliate at Northwest, launches “All Things Northwest” this month.
The program will air the second Tuesday of each month and feature Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski discussing topics of interest with community leaders and University faculty and staff, among others.
The program debuts at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, on KXCV Maryville 90.5 FM and KRNW Chillicothe 88.9 FM. It also will be available after its initial airing as a podcast and online at http://www.kxcv.org/.
“‘All Things Northwest’ has been in the brewing stage for some time, and I am honored to host it,” Jasinski said. “The show is devoted to the people, places, events and stories of the region. We look forward to highlighting the great work and the great play, the collaboration and the developments throughout our region.”
Station Manager Rodney Harris said the entire staff at KXCV-KRNW is excited to be producing the new show.
“We intend to produce a high-quality program that discusses issues, collaborations and partnerships the University has with communities all over our area and educational developments and opportunities for our region,” Harris said. “All too often we hear the bad news happening throughout our world today and we wanted to concentrate on some of the great things happening in our local communities.”
The inaugural show features Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel and Jasinski discussing the city’s and University’s collaboration on projects such as improvements to Fourth Street, rebranding of Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, and the city’s efforts to remove unsafe structures and rejuvenate older properties.
In the show’s second segment, Northwest Professor of Art Phil Laber discusses his artwork, the art profession and the role he and his colleagues play in educating Northwest art students. Laber and Jasinski also offer a tribute to the late Russell Schmaljohn, a retired Northwest art faculty member who passed away in August.
“All Things Northwest” also has significant contributions from Northwest students. Ben Nuelle, a senior mass media and multimedia journalism major from Higginsville, is the executive producer of “All Things Northwest.” Robert Langenfeld, a senior music major from Bellevue, Neb., composed music for the program.
“All Things Northwest” is underwritten by Nodaway County Economic Development and Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments.
KXCV signed on the air in 1971 as the first full-power public radio service in Missouri. It provides in-depth news and information with an alternative music format. In 1993, KRNW went on the air in Chillicothe, extending its programming across most of the northern 25 percent of Missouri. Since its inception, KXCV has served as a training ground for Northwest students interested in broadcasting. While all of its programming emanates from the Northwest campus in Maryville, the radio station’s dual mission of serving listeners and training students remains foremost.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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