Making Music and Memories with Belle and The Band

Making Music and Memories with Belle and The Band

The 4 members of Belle and the Band (Kathryn Belle Long, Mickey Abraham, Kevin Robertson, and Mike Snelling) talk about what it was like to with a Suncoast Regional Emmy for creating the Local Routes Theme Song and why they decided to add a new verse to it. They are joined in the interview by Kris Klop, who helped them record the initial theme song and is working with them on their current CD.

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Suzanne Smith is Executive Producer for Television at WFSU Public Media. She oversees the production of local programs at WFSU, is host of WFSU Local Routes, and a regular content contributor.

Suzanne’s love for PBS began early with programs like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and continues to this day. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri with minors in political science and history. She also received a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Florida.

Suzanne spent many years working in commercial news as Producer and Executive Producer in cities throughout the country before coming to WFSU in 2003. She is a past chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Content Peer Learning Community and a member of Public Media Women in Leadership organization.

In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching television, and exploring our community.