Jan 31, 2003

NPR commentator Cokie Roberts will sit on President Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation. A rep for ABC News, Roberts' employer, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the appointment raises no conflict of interest. But Jeffrey Dvorkin, NPR's ombudsman, told Current, "I'm not sure that it's a good idea at this time."
WXPN-FM in Philadelphia hired Roger LaMay, former manager of a Fox TV affiliate, as general manager. The Associated Press profiles the station, which will move next year to a $9 million space including studios, performaces stages and a "World Cafe" restaurant.