Trailblazer Jo Anne Wallace Looks Back on Five Decades in Public Radio

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KQED is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the country. A large part of that success is due to Vice President and General Manager Jo Anne Wallace's leadership and vision. Wallace joined KQED in 1990 from NPR and immediately began to grow the station’s news department by extending Forum to two hours in the morning and creating The California Report. Earlier at NPR, she played a key role in bringing shows like Car Talk and Fresh Air to national audiences. This month, after nearly 50 years in public radio, Jo Ann Wallace is retiring. We'll talk with her about her career and get her thoughts on the future of public media.



Jo Anne Wallace, Vice President and General Manager of KQED Radio