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Maria Keena

maria keena1 Maria KeenaMaria Keena joined KMOX in October of 2007. Her duties include anchor co-host of Total Information AM Saturday from 5:00-8:00 a.m. and Total Information AM Sunday from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

Maria also serves as a reporter Thursday and Friday and fill-in anchor. Maria has been in St. Louis radio since her broadcasting career started in 1989 at KXOK, where she was an anchor, reporter and host of a consumer electronics show.

Her career next took her to the legendary WEW, where she started as a weekend announcer and eventually assumed the position of Program Director. In 1998, Maria became the General Manager of KZJZ 1380 AM, where she won the national Marconi award for Best Jazz Station in the Country.

In 2000, she joined Westwood One’s Metro Networks as a reporter and was assigned to different stations in the market, including KMOX as a traffic reporter. In 2001, Maria became bureau chief and in 2003 was promoted to Director of Operations for St. Louis.

In 2005, Maria made the change from radio to television. For nearly two years she was a writer/field producer for KTVI channel 2.

Maria is also a member of the 18 piece Big Band the Knights of Swing — an organization which is committed to preserving the heritage of jazz music.

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National Campaign Aims to Grow Monarch Butterfly Population

Milkweeds for Monarchs, spearheaded by St. Louis City, encourages residents and businesses to plant Milkweeds.

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SNAP: Archdiocese is Targeting Victim in Child Sex Abuse Case

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests says Archbishop Carlson essentially outed a child sex abuse victim and his family by releasing information about them to their parish.

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Group Calls for Pardon for Man Serving Life on Marijuana Charges

A petition on change.org calling for Gov. Nixon to pardon Jeff Mizanskey has nearly 367,000.

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Archbishop Dolan: Pope Francis is in Touch with Church’s Needs

Timothy Dolan, a St. Louis native and the Archbishop of New York, says Pope Francis is genuine and sincere.

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Kevin Reid Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2005 Murder

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Sen. Durbin Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says e-cigarette manufacturers are targeting children through advertisements.

04/15/2014

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Police Investigating Last Month’s Weapons Bust

St. Louis Police are releasing few details about a bust in North St. Louis late last month that netted several high-powered guns.

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Gang Violence on the Rise Among St. Louis Youth

In the past two weeks, an 11-year old boy has been shot and killed in South Saint Louis, and an 11-year old girl and 15-year old were shot and wounded in North Saint Louis in separate incidents.

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The Reverend Larry Rice, New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Debate Continues Over New Life License

Another hearing will be held in City Hall over the City of St. Louis revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s license.

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New Voter IDs Issued to Residents to Match Voter Rolls

Every two years election authorities in Missouri are required to conduct a voter canvass to make sure the data base matches the actual number of voters.

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