Seattle, Washington: Ross Reynolds, co-host of KUOW’s daily news magazine, The Record, has accepted the position of executive producer of community engagement for the station.
In this newly minted position, Reynolds will be producing stories and live segments out in our neighborhoods, leading KUOW Public Radio to join, enable, curate and listen to community conversations. Through on-air, online, and in-person events, Reynolds will find the intersections between KUOW’s editorial priorities and those of our region’s communities.
“By taking on this new role, Ross helps us put a familiar face to a brand new initiative at KUOW that is crucial to public radio’s future: embed established radio journalists in the emerging communities that will — if not already — define our region,” says KUOW’s director of programming, Jeff Hansen.
Reynolds’ new role expands KUOW’s already established community engagement team, which is behind recent successful KUOW events including Week in Review’s summer tour and Storywallahs: An Evening Of Storytelling. In his new capacity, Reynolds will be key in increasing collaborations between the programming and community engagement departments at KUOW.
He begins his new position on Monday, November 9. Although Reynolds’ last day as full-time co-host of The Record will be Friday, November 6, he will continue to be heard on KUOW airwaves throughout the schedule, including on The Record.
With Reynolds’ departure from The Record, the show will take a brief hiatus the week of November 9-13, before re-launching on Monday, November 16, with Bill Radke as principal interviewer. Adding his perspective and voice to the excellent live interviews and local stories, Radke joins David Hyde, Jeannie Yandel and the team of producers on The Record.
As his schedule shifts from mornings to afternoons, Radke will also bring the popular news review program, Week In Review, with him beginning November 20. Radke will continue to host the roundtable of local luminaries discussing the week’s news at its new timeslot every Friday at noon, and the Friday rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m. will remain the same. The Record will air Monday through Thursday at noon.
Also beginning Monday, November 16, KUOW’s Kim Malcolm will assume full-time host duties of Morning Edition, which airs weekdays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. And long-time KUOW host Guy Nelson will take over in the afternoons as host for All Things Considered, airing weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Record is KUOW’s locally-produced news magazine. Listeners can find the show on-air, subscribe to the podcast, or stream live online at KUOW.org.
KUOW is the Puget Sound region’s public radio station for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming, serving listeners in Seattle and Western Washington at 94.9FM; 90.3FM KQOW in Bellingham, KUOW2 90.7 in Bellingham, 1340AM in Olympia, and KUOW and KUOW2 online and HD services. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a private, non–profit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board. For more information, go to kuow.org, twitter.com/kuow or facebook.com/kuowpublicradio.