Evans joins ranks of pubradio station chiefs

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Pubradio programming veteran Jody Evans will sign on as executive director of Western North Carolina Public Radio in June. Evans, former p.d. of Austin’s KUT and Vermont Public Radio, was appointed after a national search for a new manager at the Asheville-based public radio outlet known as the “Mountain Air Network.” “Jody has experience building a statewide public radio organization in Vermont and has a passion for strengthening community-based programming,” said WNCPR Board Chair Lach Zemp. Evans directed programming at VPR when it split its network to offer two distinct services–all-news and all-classical. WNCPR also broadcasts two different program streams: classical music and news on WCQS 88.1 and its network of FM translators, and all-news on WYQS 90.5.