Obama picks longtime radio pubcaster for CPB board spot

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Patricia Deal Cahill is President Obama’s nominee for a seat on the CPB Board. A White House press release details Cahill’s career in public radio, which began in 1969. She’s g.m. of KCUR-FM at University of Missouri-Kansas City and teaches broadcast management there. She was also g.m. of KMUW-FM at Wichita State University, served on the NPR Board and was president of Public Radio in Mid America. Cahill told Kansas City Star media writer Aaron Barnhart that it appears she will be the first active pubradio station manager named to the board.