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News Director Joins Board of Public Radio News Directors
The news director of WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Public Radio News Directors Inc. Charles Compton, who has served as news director at WEKU since 2005, will fill the unexpired term of mid-sized newsroom representative Naomi Starobin, who became the Board’s large market representative
The recipient of numerous national awards for news reporting, Compton chaired the Kentucky Public Radio Editorial Board from 2004 to 2008, and helped launch the Kentucky Public Radio partnership and the Kentucky Public Radio Statehouse Bureau.
Compton began his broadcasting career in 1982, working in public radio stations in Ohio, Alaska, Washington State, Idaho and Kentucky.