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"Sound of the Natural State" Marching Band Ready For Busy Year

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  We continue talking about the Arkansas State University bands, and this week we focus on the Sound of the Natural State Marching Band. 

Leading the Sound of the Natural State is Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Arkansas State University Dr. Steven Riley.  Riley is a Massachusetts native and is in his second year at A-State.  I asked him about his thoughts on the A-State Bands turning 90 this year.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.