At MPC 41 in San Diego we elected new members to the AMPPR Board of Directors
and formally appointed Karen Walker to the presidency of AMPPR.
Congratulations to Karen and to our new Board members on their new positions.
We all look forward to working with them as we move forward to new AMPPR
activities and the best Music Personnel Conferences ever.
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Kjaer has worked for KSUI,
the classical radio station licensed to the University of Iowa, as a program
host, music programmer, announcer. She was promoted to Program Director
in early 2000. She is the weekday morning host and music programmer and
the producer of a new program, “Know the Score.”
Joan graduated from the University of Iowa with distinction, with a double
major in Anthropology and Religion (Comparative and World Religions), was
a Phi Beta Kappa Recipient of the Karl A. Hoffman Award for Outstanding
Student in the School of Religion, and received a two-year Women’s Training
Grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She is fluent in Italian
and has studied Spanish and German.
Levang grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, and is delighted that he could turn
his fascination with classical music and foreign languages into long-term
employment at Minnesota Public Radio,
where he is currently Music Director. In other related jobs over the years,
he’s sold sheet music, worked at a record store, picked up a few dollars
as a rehearsal pianist, and even made one appearance on the ChevronTexaco
Metropolitan Opera Quiz.
When he’s not on the job in St. Paul, you’ll probably find Rex at home,
across the river in Minneapolis. He’s an avid reader (“anything from mysteries
to the history of typography”), a sometime health club-goer (“but not often
enough”), and loves to cook.
Miller, a broadcast veteran with more than 26 years of experience with
public radio, joined GPB as Director of Georgia
Public Radio in January, 2002.
Formerly Program Director for WRTI-FM in Philadelphia, a broadcast service
of Temple University, Miller has enjoyed a diverse career in radio, encompassing
all aspects of on-air broadcasting, production, and management. His past
experience includes stints as a host of weekend oldies programs at WJBC-AM
in Bloomington, Illinois, and WSWT-FM in Peoria, Illinois, while in pursuit
of a masters degree. Other stops have been at WGLT-FM in Normal, Illinois,
as program director, and as production director at KDHX-FM in St. Louis,
Missouri, KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and KHCC-FM in Hutchinson, Kansas,
backed by a four-year stint at WSIU-FM in Carbondale, Illinois, as a student
employee. Among his other career highlights, Miller moved to Vienna, Austria,
in 1985 to accept a full-time position with Blue Danube Radio, working
as a news producer after filling 8 short-term contracts as a pop announcer
for several years.
During his vacations, Chuck acts as the production manager of the annual
Vienna and Saalfelden, Austria, International Jazz Festivals, and has also
served as tour/production manager in the United States and Europe for various
musicians, including Joe Zawinul, Larry Coryell, Al DiMeola, Birelli Lagrene,
and David Hasselhoff.