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Mo.’s Cahill to chair public broadcasting board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former general manager of Kansas City’s National Public Radio station has been elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Fellow board members of the nonprofit corporation elected Patty Cahill on Tuesday to a one-year term. Elizabeth Sembler, of Seminole, Fla., was elected vice chairman.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was created by Congress in 1967 and channels federal funds to public TV and radio stations nationwide.

Cahill retired this year after 25 years as general manager of KCUR-FM, the public radio station at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also teaches communications studies. She previously worked as a reporter, news director and general manager of KMUW-FM at Wichita State University.

Cahill was appointed to the CPB board by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009.

 

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