Acoustic Nature Hour
- Hosted by Kevin Boucher
Kevin Boucher, Traffic Manager for WSIU Television and a two-degree graduate of the SIU College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, invites you to unplug and unwind in this soothing new local series. The one-hour program combines acoustic guitar music with the sounds of nature and stories of nature experiences as told by hikers, campers, and others who love spending time in the beautiful natural areas of southern Illinois.
“My hope is that this program will provide listeners with the same excitement and peace I find when I spend time outdoors,” says Boucher. “Using the magical ‘theater of the mind’, one-on-one quality that is the strength of radio, I hope to create awareness of the beautiful natural areas right here in southern Illinois. In our hectic, cubicle-controlled, increasingly online lives, I feel there is a tremendous need for all of us to reconnect with our planet.”
Please send your comments, questions, and nature stories to host Kevin Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a note to:
WSIU Public Radio
c/o Kevin Boucher
Communications Building 1003 - Mail Code 6602
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
100 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
About the Host
Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois.