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John McCarroll, University Relations, (515) 294-6136


AMES, Iowa -- William A. McGinley, station manager at KASU Radio, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, has been named general manager for WOI AM/FM Radio at Iowa State University.

McGinley will assume the new position in late June.

"William McGinley brings both extensive public radio management experience and broadcast teaching experience to WOI Radio. He is dedicated to the high quality and service that distinguishes WOI," said Murray Blackwelder, vice president for external affairs.

McGinley has been station manager at KASU Radio at Arkansas State for the past two years. Previously, he served as radio manager for Prairie Public Radio, Bismarck, N.D.; general manager for KMSU Radio, Mankato State University, Minnesota; and reprographics director and special projects coordinator at KMSU.

At Mankato State, he also chaired the mass communications institute, directed the regional TV center and taught. He received a B.A. in radio/TV from University of Montana, Missoula, in 1966, and M.A. in radio/TV from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1968.

McGinley will succeed Rick Lewis, who left ISU last summer to become director of programming for Audible Words, Inc., a high- tech start-up company near New York City. Don Wirth, WOI business manager, has served as interim general manager of the station since the departure of Lewis.

"We greatly appreciate the valuable leadership Don Wirth has provided over the past year as interim general manager. The successful fund-raising campaigns conducted recently are a tribute to Don's enthusiasm and dedication to WOI Radio," said Blackwelder.


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