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CPR creates key positions to oversee news & music services

Kelley Griffin promoted to VP of News & Doug Clifton named VP of Music

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – August 1, 2012 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) announced the promotion of two broadcasting veterans. News Director Kelley Griffin was promoted to vice president of news and Chief Content Officer Doug Clifton was named vice president of music. Both are newly created positions at CPR.

"These leadership roles will help ensure that CPR continues to be innovative and responsive to today’s changing media landscape,” said Sean Nethery, senior vice president of programming. “Kelley and Doug are both trusted professionals in their fields and have the experience critical to guiding CPR as we anticipate and grow with the evolving needs of our listeners.

Griffin joined CPR in 1993 as a business reporter. Following that position she served as news director before being named the senior producer of CPR’s daily interview program, “Colorado Matters,” which she helped create in 2001. After four years as senior producer of “Colorado Matters,” Griffin became news director again in 2005 and has since overseen the daily operations of CPR’s newsroom, managing several phases of expansion that have doubled the resources of CPR’s news department over the last seven years. Under her leadership, the news department has won countless awards for excellence in journalism.

Clifton joined CPR in 2011 as chief content officer and managed all aspects of CPR’s on-air and digital content messaging, cross-promotion and programming. In that role he has been responsible for managing CPR’s three-channel statewide network to ensure that all programming elements work together to create the best possible listening experience. Clifton’s background includes more than three decades in radio as music and program director, and he has also served stations in a promotional capacity while working extensively on air.

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and music to about 460,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, 2011). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

Classical: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

OpenAir: Denver 1340 AM. Online at www.openaircpr.org