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This Week On 'Live From The Bicknell Center' Pittsburg State University Senior Showcase Part 2

Hear 'Live From The Bicknell Center' Sunday evening at 6 and Monday afternoon at 1 on 89.9 KRPS or on the NPR App

"Live from the Bicknell Center" continues its showcase of those graduating from the PSU Music Department this week by airing parts of the respective Senior Recitals of Tyler Fries, Denton Bodine, and Fayne Speer.

Highlights from this episode include: Bob Thiele's "What a Wonderful World", Eric Ewazen's "Concerto for Euphonium and Piano", Kazimierz Serocki's "Sonatina for Trombone and Piano", and Christopher D. Walker's "The Tragedy of a Young Soldier".

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.