Ryan Famuliner

Assistant News Director

Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. It’s his second stint at KBIA. His first was from 2005-2007, as a student studying broadcast journalism at the University in Missouri. In his spell outside KBIA, Ryan worked as a general assignment reporter and videographer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, IN and as a reporter and anchor at the Missourinet radio network in Jefferson City, MO. He’s won Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting in both television and radio.

Ryan and his wife Kelly are ecstatic to be back home in Missouri. Hailing from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, respectively, Columbia is a fantastic place to compromise. They spend an unhealthy amount of time at flea markets and junk shops, and watching Mizzou sports and Major League Baseball. They’re about a third of the way through a nation-wide ballpark tour. Ryan’s also always up for a round of disc golf or a nickel-dime poker game.


Business Beat
5:41 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Debugging the Monsanto corn issue

This picture of severe rootworm damage was taken in September in a corn field in north-central Illinois.
Photo courtesy University of Illinois Read more: http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/article.php?id=1569

This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.

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5:49 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Commercial truck drivers face new limits

Marcin Wichary Flickr

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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4:00 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Macon high schooler leads thousands

Blodgett laughs along with her classmates as they play a mock-interview game in her Business Technology class.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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12:59 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Kirksville REDI hires middle school teacher as new director

Carolyn Chrisman
Photo from the Kirksville City Council website

Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation.

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AM Newscasts
9:37 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Newscast for December 23, 2011

KBIA file photo

Regional news from the KBIA Newscast, including:

  • Kirksville's Regional Economic Development, Inc. appoints a new Director of Job Creation
  • The University of Missouri system announces a new class recording policy
  • An update on infants being impacted by baby formula, after a Lebanon 10-day-old boy died this week
PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Newscast for December 22, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The Alyssa Bustamante trial has been scheduled for Jan. 30
  • Missouri's "streamflow gauges" appear to be safe as others are threatened across the country.


Business Beat
4:43 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Digging up controversy

Barrett Materials' quarry in New Haven, Mo (seen here) is the only one the company owns currently. The company's proposed quarry in Belle, Mo. has prompted local residents to appeal to the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission
Sydney Miller KBIA

This week, our stories have to do with two different controversies surrounding going underground.: a new quarry, and "fracking."

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5:43 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries

Provided by Columbia Public Schools

The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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5:04 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

More on the University of Missouri's big changes

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Columbia, Mo.
Allan Vestal KBIA

This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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4:09 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Chancellor Deaton talks specifics on SEC move

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton talks with reporters in Columbia, Mo.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to ‘de-brief’ the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.

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6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

UM System to announce new president Tuesday

File Photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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2:40 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Missouri a leader in agriculture education

Dylan Lyle, a junior at Tuscumbia High School, waters rows of hanging and potted plants.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

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4:23 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Business Beat: November 23, 2011

Prescott Frost kneels in a small herd of his cattle near his ranch south of Bassett, Neb.
Hilary Stohs-Krause NET

Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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7:28 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Family waiting for information on Jefferson City student arrested in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney, from Jefferson City, was arrested in Cairo, Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs
Provided by the Sweeney family

One of the three American students arrested during protests in Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs at Egyptian police is from Mid Missouri.

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5:10 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Shots Fired Call Forces CPS Lockdown

Five Columbia public school buildings were on modified lockdown Monday afternoon in response to shots being fired on south outer Providence Road.

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4:49 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Exam: November 21, 2011


The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest statewide graduation rates.

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5:22 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Kinder Seeks Re-election

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)
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Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

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6:55 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites

MU Athletic Director Mike Alden addresses the media Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 regarding the suspension of football coach Gary Pinkel. On Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Karen Mitchell

University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night.

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5:19 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Exam: November 14, 2011


This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.

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Mizzou to SEC
9:27 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

MU Celebrates Move to SEC

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell

The University of Missouri has announced it will join the Southeast Conference next July.

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KBIA Sports Extra
8:59 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

KBIA Sports Extra Special Coverage of MU-SEC Announcement

A Mizzou helmet and an SEC helmet were on display at the announcement. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Announcer Mike Kelly was unable to find the white helmet for the official presentation to Brady Deaton earlier in the press conference. Photo by KAREN MITCHELL
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Follow this link to KBIA Sports Extra's special online coverage of the University of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference.

4:37 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Exam: October 31, 2011

This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country.  And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China.

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3:54 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Exam: October 24, 2011

This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide.

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11:24 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Exam: October 17, 2011

This week: a discussion on the possible academic impact of athletic conference realignment. Plus, MU signs an agreement with a University in India to work with nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

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6:21 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Business Beat: August 24, 2011

This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.

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