Jim McGuinn Named PD At Minnesota Public Radio's The Current
November 24, 2008 at 9:15 AM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO AAA KCMP (89.3 THE CURRENT)/MINNEAPOLIS names JIM MCGUINN as PD replacing STEVE NELSON, who will shift to PD duties of MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO NEWS in mid-JANUARY.
MCGUINN moves from UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AAA WXPN/PHILADELPHIA, where he has been doing afternoons is also founder/PD for Y-ROCK ON XPN -- WXPN’s Web- and HD-RADIO indie music channel.
He has 15 years of Alternative programming experience, including WEQX/ALBANY, KPNT/ST. LOUIS and WPLY (Y100)/PHILADELPHIA.
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO COO JON MCTAGGART said, "We are excited that JIM is coming to MPR to share his expertise with THE CURRENT. As we continue exploring the best new music and technologies to deliver it, we are confident JIM’s leadership and talents will help THE CURRENT remain vibrant and relevant for years to come."
"What MPR has done with THE CURRENT is build content that is groundbreaking and diverse, not only to the TWIN CITIES but the entire country -- an approach that brings a new audience to public radio," said MCGUINN. "THE CURRENT is among a small handful of radio stations doing something innovative, unique and fun. For the past few years, THE CURRENT has been one of my favorite radio stations in the world. I am honored to join the team that STEVE NELSON and MPR have built and look forward to guiding THE CURRENT and serving the listeners of the station and the TWIN CITIES."