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KPLU-FM (88.5) announces two new director hires

Post by Ernest Jasmin on Aug. 14, 2008 at 11:34 am with No Comments
August 14, 2008 11:34 am

Local jazz and blues station KPLU-FM (88.5) announced a couple of big management changes this week.

Jennifer Strachan was named the station’s director of public media earlier this week, a position she’ll take over on Sept. 4. And today, long-time KPLU program host, producer, and former music director Nick Morrison was announced as the station’s new production director, a post he’ll fill beginning Sept. 2.

Strachan, a Gig Harbor resident, most recently served as the director of programming and production at Tacoma’s KBTC-TV. She was also the executive director of KBTC’s local documentary series, “Full Focus.”

In her newly created position, she will lead initiatives to pinpoint new technologies for enhancing the station including expanding the station’s online news distribution capacity, and cultivating online communities locally, nationally, and internationally, according to KPLU.

Morrison, who started at KPLU in 1987, will oversee and contribute to KPLU’s talent pool of producers, writers and disc jockeys and create content for the terrestrial broadcast and the station’s all-jazz webstream, Jazz24. He’ll take over his new position on Sept. 2, according to a station press release.