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Senior Producer Mark Simmet began working at KUNI over 20 years ago. In that time he has produced and hosted a long-running daily jazz program, as well as weekly blues and world music programs. Mark also was a fill-in/substitute folk music host. He has spent many years perfecting IPR's unique blend of musical styles as the host and producer of Studio One. Mark also reviews all new submissions to IPR’s Studio One library, deciding on CD of The Week artists and maintaining reporting of music aired to record companies, promoters and trade publications.
Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, and finds that his creative skills are very applicable to his work sculpting Studio One.
The best new alternative and independent music, blues, world music, singer-songwriters, and local/regional music. Hosts Mark Simmet, Al Schares and Scarlett Cerna offer their mix of essential music or "music that matters."
Be listening each night for the CD of the Week. It may be a hot new release, or a recent re-release, or an older CD that is not commonly found, but worthy of revisiting.