Rogers out at KNPR

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radio dazeFlo Rogers is “stepping down” as CEO of Nevada Public Radio, the organization’s board of directors said in a statement Friday.

“Nevada Public Radio is facing significant business challenges that have resulted in severe cash flow issues,” the directors said in a statement.

Jerry Nadal, a former chair of the board and a Cirque du Soleil executive, will serve as interim CEO starting Sept. 23.

“During this transition period Flo Rogers has graciously agreed to assist the Board of Directors,” the statement said.

The board plans to implement “major cost-cutting efforts,” which have already included laying off “all four of our NV89 (our Reno station) staff members,” and “exploring the sale of Northern Nevada and Utah assets.”

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Some of weekend npr hosts make $300k a year for doing one 2 hour show a week.

    4 right wing talk stations seem to survive in South Nevada-

    Maybe make programming that appeals to people other than white yuppie white collar liberals? I can get bbc on the net.

  2. For years Flo Rodgers and have engaged in a verbal battle of her ineptitude and inability to significantly increase the membership of KNPR. Like a moth to the flame this CEO always had time to respond to my rather insignificant, yet rational ways to raise funds. What CEO of a multimillion dollar organization stoops to engage in this type of conduct? Flo Rodgers that’s who.
    One way to immediately improve membership is not to have continuous pledge drives followed hawking everything from Las Vegas shows to bus trips to the Utah Shakespeare festival. I told her to try listening to KQED in the Bay Area, Although that is a little unfair to compare Nevada to the San Francisco Bay Area demographic, Rodgers was enraged by my comments about how she ran KNPR. Her termination and a fresh start should work wonders for a new invigorated KNPR.

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