Thursday, November 15, 2007

KIOS Hires News Director

Non-commercial radio station KIOS (91.5 FM) has hired a news director to beef up its offering. Katie Knapp, who comes here from a news anchor and reporter job at WGIL-AM in Galesburg, Ill., will lead KIOS’ local news at the top and bottom of the hour during morning and afternoon drive times beginning in January.

For now it will be Knapp running the show, but “eventually, we may have more reporters,” she said. “It’s a big job creating a news department from scratch, but also a very rewarding one … We’re beginning to lay the framework for the news department, with the plan to do local news both morning and afternoon, as well as long-form reports and features during those times.

“I envision our news department will be more issue-based...not so much what’s happening in general, but why, how, and what it means for Omaha residents.”

Knapp has already begun work at the station, recently posting a story/audio on KIOS.org covering former President Bill Clinton’s visit to Glenwood, Iowa.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Play more Black Sabbath!!!

Anonymous said...

“I envision our news department will be more issue-based...not so much what’s happening in general..."???
I thought "news" was new information about specific and timely events.
So it's a commentary department?

Anonymous said...

KVNO already has a decent local news segment that they do. They've been doing it for years, top of the hour in drive time. I wonder if KIOS is trying to copy KVNO's template for local news.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't sound to me like KIOS is copying anyone. Since they are NPR, I guess more news makes sense. It all depends on taste. Me, I like the quick 2 minute top of the hour news bits that KVNO and KFAB do, but to each their own.

Anonymous said...

face for radio! :)

Anonymous said...

That's not very nice.

Anonymous said...

Maybe not -- but it is honest.

Anonymous said...

Oh stop....put a little makeup and a tight sweater on her....she'd make an excellent tv news babe.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the "no personal attacks" policy is being followed.

Anonymous said...

1:46 is right....wouldn't kick the lady out of the sack for eating crackers, or for any other reason for that matter.

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