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MORGAN STATE APPOINTS INTERIM RADIO GENERAL MANAGER TO HELP REVITALIZE STATION

Grangenois plans include developing learning lab for students and increasing underwriting

Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) announces the appointment of an interim General Manager for its NPR-member public radio station, WEAA.FM (88.9). SGJC Dean DeWayne Wickham has named Mireille Grangenois, the former publisher of The Chronicle of Higher Education, to the post.

Grangenois, a former journalist who began her professional news career in Baltimore, is an accomplished media executive with extensive marketing, sales, audience development, and leadership experience.

“Ms. Grangenois has an impressive record of media management,” Dean Wickham said. “Our intention is to revitalize WEAA’s mission as a learning lab by providing our students an exceptional, practical experience in the production of news and public affairs programming. We also want to do this by strengthening the station’s ability to offer listeners music programming that will grow WEAA’s audience and revenue. I have great confidence in Ms. Grangenois ability to lead this effort.”

WEAA, which turned 40 this year, is distinct among NPR affiliates for the amount of originally produced programming it delivers daily. Morgan, which the Maryland legislature designated as the State’s preeminent public urban research university, is one of only five historically black higher education institutions with a school of journalism.

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution offering more than 100 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s premier public urban research university, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.

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