OSWEGO -- Good news today for one of WRVO's staffers, and good news also for someone (maybe even you) who will eventually join the WRVO staff. Morning Edition Producer Ryan Morden is named the station's new Technology and Innovation Reporter. Since that's a newly-created position, the Oswego-based NPR affiliate will soon announce another opening to fill Morden's original role.
According to the Spring/Summer edition of the WRVO newsletter LISTEN!, released online today in PDF format, Morden will shift over to his new job this coming Monday, June 28. The position was first announced back in March, when WRVO revealed it was one of several upstate public broadcasters forming a "Local Journalism Center" to chronicle technolgy's impact on rebuilding the region's economy. The program is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and WRVO will be teaming up with stations in Rochester, Albany, Buffalo and Binghamton.
The newsletter says Morden's promotion "will create a new opening to be advertised soon for our news efforts." Once that job opening is formally announced, we'll post an update here on CNYRadio.com.
While we're talking about WRVO, a quick reminder to pass along -- the station still has tickets available for NPR celebrity Carl Kasell's appearance at the Palace Theatre in Syracuse tonight at 8pm. Former WRVO General Manager John Krauss, who recently retired after 41 years at the station, will serve as host for the event. For more details about Kasell's career and tonight's appearance, see our coverage from April 22, when the show was first announced.