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WKSU General Manager Elected PRIMA President

Posted Feb. 24, 2014
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Dan Skinner, executive director and
general manager for WKSU, has been
elected president of Public Radio in
Mid-America (PRIMA).

Dan Skinner, executive director and general manager for WKSU, was elected president of Public Radio in Mid-America (PRIMA) at its annual membership meeting. PRIMA is a regional membership organization that brings together managers of public radio stations from an area encompassing 20 states in the mid-section of the nation.

“I’m honored to represent PRIMA and believe that regional organizations have a vital role to play in shaping the future of public media,” Skinner says.

PRIMA serves as a liaison, working with stations as well as with other regional and national organizations and agencies. Skinner’s duties include representing PRIMA at NPR board meetings in Washington, D.C. He also will represent PRIMA and mid-America as a member of the Public Radio Regional Organizations national group.

PRIMA provides a forum for the discussion of issues and the development of consensus positions that advance the public radio industry and the services provided by its stations. It offers opportunities for management training, facilitates industry planning and encourages the sharing of ideas and perspectives among public radio industry professionals.

WKSU is an award-winning public radio station and service of Kent State University that broadcasts to 22 counties in Northeast and North Central Ohio from the station’s primary signal at 89.7. WKSU content can also be heard over WKRW 89.3 (Wooster), WKRJ 91.5 (Dover/New Philadelphia), WKSV 89.1 (Thompson), WNRK 90.7 (Norwalk) and W239AZ 95.7 (Ashland). The station adds WKSU-2 Folk Alley, WKSU-3 The Classical Channel and WKSU-4 The News Channel over HD Radio and as streaming audio at