Kevin Boucher—Community Engagement Producer

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Kevin Boucher—Community Engagement Producer

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Kevin Boucher is the Community Engagement Producer, on-air reporter, and director of the SIRIS reading program. In the broadcast field since 1982, Kevin has experience on both the television and radio side of production at WSIU. He served as Traffic Manager for 14 years before transitioning to his current role. As the son of a …
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Bryan Kelso Crow—Host of Celtic Connections

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Celtic Connections is a weekly radio program featuring contemporary and traditional music associated with the Celtic lands. SIU Associate Professor of Communication Studies Bryan Kelso Crow hosts the program, bringing listeners an enjoyable mix of new releases and Celtic classics, as well as occasional interviews, live performances, and themed programming. Though he has Scotch-Irish heritage, …
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Holly Pipenberg and Jacob Gordon—Students Behind River Region Evening Edition

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River Region Evening Edition is a live, student-run news broadcast that airs for 30 minutes Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semester. Every aspect of the production is handled by student volunteers in the Department of Mass Media and Media Arts, from writing and researching news stories to reporting to filming and production. …
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Kelsie Mullen—Social Media Assistant Intern

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As part of its educational mission, WSIU offers internship and student-worker opportunities to the interested students at SIU. Through these positions, students get valuable, hands-on experience in the broadcast field with the production and marketing of WSIU programming. WSIU employs around 80–100 students in a semester. Kelsie Mullen is a social media assistant intern in …
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April Reiman—Area Educator, Counselor at Cobden

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As part of its mission, WSIU works within the community to provide educational opportunities for children and students, from birth to the college level, to help inspire a lifelong passion for learning and help young people achieve an overall higher quality of life. This includes teaming up with area schools, like the Cobden Unit School …
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Gary Kass—Volunteer SIRIS Reader

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gary kassSIRIS (Southern Illinois Radio Information Service) is a community service of WSIU that provides free radio broadcasts of news, information, and recreational reading to the blind, visually impaired, and print disabled. Members of the community can request, at no charge, a special radio that picks up the SIRIS broadcast, which is on a sub-frequency of …