Mar 25, 2011

Los Angeles area station collaboration efforts to get governance expert from CPB

CPB is looking for a governance expert for the collaboration/merger work taking place among Los Angeles-area stations PBS SoCal/KOCE, KVCR and KLCS (Current, Aug. 9, 2010). The market underwent a major shift when longtime primary PBS affiliate KCET dropped its membership and became independent on Jan. 1 (Current, Oct. 18, 2010).

OPB announcer dies in head-on collision on interstate

Heidi Tauber Esping, 52, an Oregon Public Broadcasting announcer, died in a head-on collision on Wednesday (March 23) night on Interstate 405, according to the Oregonian. Lynne Clendenin, OPB's v.p. of radio programming, told the paper she hired Esping in 2009 because of her warm tone and news savvy. "The two combined made for a very nice OPB announcer, and I thought she was wonderful on the air," Clendenin said. "She was welcoming always in her manner. You could hear her smiling." Esping worked in local radio for several decades, including stints at KPAM, KINK, KEX and KPOJ.