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Release: Jan. 3, 2003
KSUI's Kjaer elected to national broadcaster's board
Kjaer, program director at KSUI, was recently elected to the board of the
Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio (AMPPR), a national professional
association dedicated to music of all varieties on radio, particularly public
Kjaer programs classical music and oversees operations of KSUI-FM, 91.7,
a public radio service of the University of Iowa. She also hosts and produces
the "Morning Program," Monday through Friday, as well as "Know
the Score," KSUI's arts and humanities series on Sundays and Wednesdays.
AMPPR has been in existence for 40 years and attempts to help radio music
personnel understand and satisfy the changing needs of the public in an evolving
world. It is an association that brings together representatives from the
recording industry, national and international program syndicators, musicians
with established reputations as well as those whose careers are just emerging,
and radio personnel who work with music on a daily basis.
"I'm thrilled to be invited to take a larger role in this organization
at a time when so much in radio and in music, generally, is changing. We hear
about the demise of classical music on public radio stations and, yet, KSUI
is an example of a music service that remains true to its mission," Kjaer
said. "I hope that, as a member of the AMPPR board, I will not only learn
more about what my colleagues are doing at their stations, but will be able
to share some of KSUI's struggles and successes."
Kjaer, of Iowa City, has been on the KSUI staff since 1977, working as a
producer and announcer for 23 years and assuming the additional role of program
director in 2000.