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NPR President & CEO to address Chamber Coffee Hour April 29

Jarl Mohn, the President and CEO of NPR, will be the featured speaker at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour on Friday morning (April 29) at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center.

Jarl Mohn Coffee Hr - social 612x612 wku-npr[1]The program is being presented by WKU Public Radio, an NPR member station since 1980. The event begins at 7 a.m. Register online at http://www.bgchamber.com/

Mohn oversees NPR’s strategy to continue the network’s mission to create a more informed public by working in partnership with member stations across the country.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Mohn coming to visit Bowling Green,” said Emil Moffatt, station manager for WKU Public Radio. “He is doing great things nationally at NPR and we’re excited to have him tour our facilities and meet so many of the great people that make up our community – including several of our passionate public radio supporters.”

After starting his career as a radio disc jockey, Mohn would later manage, program and eventually own a group of radio stations. Later, as a television executive, he created E! Entertainment television, where he served as president and CEO for almost a decade. He’s also the former executive vice president and general manager of MTV and VH1.

Mohn served on the Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio for more than two decades. He was also on the board of The Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism for 12 years with half of that time as chair.

He and his wife, Pamela, created The Mohn Family Foundation in 2000.

About WKU Public Radio: WKU Public Radio (WKYU-FM 88.9 FM) provides local, national and international news, talk and information programming for much of South Central Kentucky. It also covers much of the state through transmitters in Elizabethtown, Somerset and Owensboro. WKU Public Radio is part of two journalism collaboratives – the Kentucky Public Radio Network and Ohio Valley Resource. The station also features classical music, bluegrass and jazz throughout the week. This spring WKU Public Radio launched a dedicated classical music channel on 97.5 FM and 88.9 HD2 in Warren County.

Contact: David Brinkley, (270) 792-2361

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