Don Quayle, First NPR President, Dies At 84
April 20, 2015 at 4:25 AM (PT)
DON QUAYLE, the first President of NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO and head of its predecessor EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, died FRIDAY at 84.
QUAYLE headed OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY's WOSU-A-F/COLUMBUS and WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION's WGBH-F/BOSTON before taking over the EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, an EAST COAST string of noncommercial stations; after a stint as Director of Radio Services for NET, he became the first President of NPR in SEPTEMBER 1970 through 1973. He later served as SVP for Broadcasting at the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING and VP for Administration at PBS affiliate WETA-TV and noncommercial WETA-F/WASHINGTON, retiring in 1989.