MissouriNet is a statewide commercial network that provides news, sports and special programming for more than 70 radio stations in Missouri. MissouriNet is the model used by other statewide radio news agencies. From its bureau in Jefferson City, MissouriNet covers the legislature and state government. With the help of affiliate correspondents MissouriNet reports news from throughout the state. MissouriNet is a division of Learfield Communications, which was founded by Clyde G. Lear, MA ’68. Lear started the company in 1972 as an outgrowth of his journalism master’s project at the University of Missouri. Bob Priddy, BJ ’63 is the news director for MissouriNet. During the course of his 25-plus years as news director, he has been a leader in the effort to open Missouri’s government to its citizens to listen to legislative debate on the World Wide Web.

Updated: July 13, 2012