Feb. 3, 2004

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Contact: Andrew Dierks, KJHK, (785) 864-2422.

Maize senior to direct executive staff for KU student-operated radio station

LAWRENCE -- Brent Stevens, Maize senior in strategic communications at the University of Kansas, has been selected as station manager for the spring 2004 semester of KJHK 90.7-FM, the student-operated radio station on the air at KU since 1975. Eleven other KU students are on the station's executive staff this semester.

About 150 KU students are involved in the student radio station activities, according to Andrew Dierks, KJHK general manager and program adviser. Previously a part of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the radio station is now part of the KU Memorial Unions. Programming includes a mix of rock, jazz, hip-hop, sports, news, and special interest news and talk shows.

Stevens was public relations director during the fall 2003 semester. During that time he established "KJ Play," a regular music review section in the University Daily Kansan student newspaper. A graduate of Maize High School, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stevens of Wichita.

A complete list of KJHK executive staff members, hometowns, majors, parents' names, previous schools attended (if available) and positions are:

BUTLER COUNTY
From Augusta
Matt Beat, senior in journalism, news and information emphasis, son of Alan and Dianna Beat; Augusta High School graduate; production director.

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Catherine McGivney, master's degree student in American studies; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate; promotions director.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Lenexa
Josh Powers, senior in communication studies, son of Jim and Cindy Powers; Shawnee Mission West High School graduate; program director.

From Olathe
Meredith Vacek, senior in Germanic languages and literatures, daughter of James and Kathy Vacek; St. Thomas Aquinas High School graduate; live events director.

From Overland Park
Peter Berard, senior in business administration and philosophy, son of Ted and Cindy Berard; Blue Valley High School graduate; technology director.

From Shawnee
Kevin MacDonald, senior in journalism, news and information emphasis, son of Robert and Arlene MacDonald; Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate; news director.

Kevin Flaherty, senior in journalism, news and information emphasis, son of Joan Flaherty; Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate; sports director.

LYON COUNTY
From Emporia
Jenni Wilson, senior in communication studies, daughter of Debra Wilson; Emporia High School graduate; development director.

SEDGWICK COUNTY
From Maize
Brent Stevens, senior in journalism, strategic communications emphasis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stevens; Maize High School graduate; station manager.

SHAWNEE COUNTY
From Topeka
Alan Wong, senior in computer engineering, son of Julia Wong; Washburn Rural High School graduate; Internet director.

MISSOURI
From Kansas City
Chris Shively, senior in social studies, son of Melanie Shively; Shawnee Mission North High School graduate; music director.

TEXAS
From Houston
Carlos Centeno, senior in journalism, news and information emphasis; son of Francisco Centeno; communications director.

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