Mary Edwards began working behind the scenes at KWMU in May of 1974 upon her graduation with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. What she assumed was a summer job turned into a career. Over the decades she was KWMU’s music director, program director and senior talk show producer. She found time during her daily work load to serve as an adjunct instructor at Webster University for 26 years, and to provide production assistance for the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists’ Minority Workshop over a six year period. Among her many honors, Mary received the Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award.