Licensee fires Jefferson Public Radio head Ron Kramer, effective June 30

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Southern Oregon University has fired longtime Jefferson Public Radio Executive Director Ron Kramer, the Mail Tribune in Medford, Ore., is reporting. Kramer held both positions since 1974. University President Mary Cullinan presented Kramer with the termination letter on Friday (March 23). The move does not affect Kramer’s position as head of the JPR Foundation, the station’s fundraising organization. A recent university audit had advised against Kramer holding both those positions, citing a potential conflict of interest. Kramer’s termination is effective June 30.