Shannon Becker as Joplin News First joined the KSNF and KODE family in July of 2018.
That year marked his 30th in television and radio broadcasting which extended to the music industry. Shannon started in radio before graduating from Joplin High School, then continuing to MSSU, B.A. Comm. (1994).
After beginning in radio, transitioning to television and then Nashville’s Music Row. Shannon spent 20 years working with major labels and top-level acts in promotions and public relations.
Shannon has been honored with nearly 30 Gold and Platinum Album Artist Awards. He was nominated by Billboard Magazine, Independent Promotions Executive of the year 2005.
Shannon was inspired to start Joplin News First, focusing on live, local news as it happens, in 2017 as the platforms Periscope (now gone) and FB live! became part of the social media landscape.
Joplin News First has more than 70,000 followers on social media. Subscribe to Joplin News First daily newsletter digest so you don’t miss a story.
Shannon lives in Joplin, has five children and 1.75 grandchildren.
Monday mornings The Weekend Recap on KODE Good Morning Four States at 6:41 a.m.
Thursday morning The Big 3 stories of the week. KSNF Local News Today just after 6:00 a.m. and KODE Good Morning Four States just after 6:30 a.m.