Jo Anne Wallace
Vice President and General Manager, KQED Public Radio
Jo Anne Wallace joined KQED in 1990 as General Manager of KQED 88.5 FM, and she was promoted to vice president and general manager of KQED Public Radio in 1996. During her tenure at KQED, Jo Anne has spearheaded the development of one of the-most-listened-to public radio news and public affairs services in the nation. Since 1990, the KQED Public Radio audience has grown from 300,000 to 800,000 listeners a week.
From 1980 to 1989, Wallace was director of administration and planning in the National Public Radio (NPR) News division. At NPR, she was a member of the programming team that developed Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday and acquired Car Talk and Fresh Air for national presentation by NPR. Before her work at NPR, she was station program manager of WGBH-FM in Boston, general manager of KPFA-FM in Berkeley, and station manager of WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, OH.
Jo Anne served two consecutive terms as a member of the NPR board of directors from 1998 to 2004, and she was elected the board's vice chair in 2002. She currently is serving a third term on the board of directors of the Station Resource Group, a national organization of leading public radio stations that focuses on station-based strategic issues. For her contributions to broadcasting and journalism, Jo Anne has been recognized with an American Women in Radio and Television Award (Golden Gate Chapter) and the Public Radio News Director's Leo C. Lee Award.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates the Earth
April 22 is Earth Day, but KQED is celebrating our planet all month long. Tune in for special programs, attend special events, and find more resources online.
Where's the Rain?
KQED covers news about California's drought, offers water-saving tips, and more.