Paul Stankavich Named GM Of KPLU
January 4, 2007 at 4:46 PM (PT)
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY NPR affiliate KPLU/SEATTLE has tapped PAUL STANKAVICH as GM to succeed MARTIN NEEB, who recently retired after more than 25 years at the station. STANKAVICH starts on APRIL 2 and will leave his post as Pres./GM of ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA in ANCHORAGE, where he now oversees day-to-day operations of the ALASKA PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK, KSKA-F and KAKM-TV.
"KPLU is one of the nation's premier public radio stations and one which, in my judgment, is the best jazz and information station in the world," STANKAVICH said. "It is a privilege to join the KPLU team."
KPLU COO KERRY SWANSON, who served as interim GM, will leave the station at the end of the month, as the administrative structure at KPLU no longer includes a COO. In his 20 years at KPLU, SWANSON served on the air as one of the station's first overnight jazz hosts and led station operations, development and new media.