MPR, APM Up Roesler, McAlpine
December 2, 2008 at 5:18 AM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO ups SVP/Sales, Marketing and Program Distribution TIM ROESLER to SVP/GM of the company's statewide network of 38 full-power stations and 29 boosters. ROESLER, who joined parent AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA in 2001 and has worked at CBS RADIO/SAN FRANCISCO, CLEAR CHANNEL/MINNEAPOLIS, KDON-A-F/MONTEREY-SALINAS, KFAB-A/OMAHA, and KMEG-TV/SIOUX CITY, will oversee the company's three networks, NEWS, CLASSICAL and THE CURRENT, including websites and distribution.
Pres./CEO BILL KLING says, "TIM's extensive media background and radio experience make him a perfect choice to take on the management of MPR. TIM has all the qualities required to advance our tradition of producing quality news and music programming and digital content and delivering relevant, innovative and insightful media -- whether on air, online or on wireless devices."
ROESLER said, "Serving as GM of MPR lets me combine my experiences in radio, TV and digital media and link them to the smartest workforce I've ever seen. Between our news service, the country's best Cassical music service and the most innovative Rock station, THE CURRENT, we are building and providing something unique to MINNESOTA.
"We're dedicated to bringing quality media to every part of our state and our multi-state region. What other radio company can say that 100,000 of its listeners actually write checks to support the quality programming of the station?"
McAlpine Gets Promotion At APM
In addition, parent AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA has upped JUDY MCALPINE to head its national programming and distribution, reporting to SVP/COO JON MCTAGGART. MCALPINE joined APM from the CBC a year ago.
KLING said, "During the past year, JUDY has demonstrated her ability to lead award-winning programming delivered on air and online. Her leadership and program production experience at the CANADIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY (one of the world's most-respected public broadcasters) give her the skills to deliver strong, compelling programs for our audiences. She is one of the world's truly professional broadcast and digital content managers with a track record to match. We are excited about what she will be able to do in this expanded role."
MCALPINE said, "I'm looking forward to building on the strengths that AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA is known for across the US. In a changing media landscape, our audience depends more than ever on the public service values that distinguish our programming on air and online."