LOS ANGELES, CA (June 28, 2010) – Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and American Public Media Group announced today that SCPR President Bill Davis has been elected a Member Director to NPR's Board of Trustees. He will begin his three-year term on NPR's Board in November 2010.
"I am honored to be elected to NPR's Board," said Davis . "The talent and vision of NPR's leadership is shaping the future of media and journalism. I look forward to working with my colleagues in public media as we strive to improve the quality of our journalism and extend our service to more Americans."
Bill Davis is the founding president of Southern California Public Radio, a subsidiary of American Public Media Group. He joined SCPR in January 2001, and prior to his appointment was Senior Vice President for programming at NPR in Washington , D.C. , where he directed NPR's programming divisions: news, cultural programming, new media, and satellite. For ten years, he served as General Manager of WUNC-FM, licensed to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill , directing all aspects of the station and making it one of the nation's most-listened-to public radio outlets. Prior to his time at WUNC, Davis managed WBFO-FM in Buffalo , NY , and KALX-FM in Berkeley , CA .
Mr. Davis earned a B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles , a masters in journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, and a MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC-Chapel Hill. While in journalism school, he produced and edited reports for the statewide news operation at California Public Radio.
The NPR board of directors is responsible for the governance of the corporation, setting policies and overall priorities for NPR management, monitoring management's performance, and providing financial oversight. For more information about NPR, go to www.npr.org .
Southern California Public Radio is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County , 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire, and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley . Reaching more than a 680,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service in Southern California . SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered more than 200 journalistic honors in this decade, including three Distinguished Radio Journalist awards (from the Greater LA Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) and the 2008 top honor for Breaking News from the LA Press Club. SCPR features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, NPR, the BBC and PRI. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live Web stream at www.scpr.org .