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GPB Radio Adds New Staff at GPB Radio Macon, WMUM-FM

July 26, 2012

Media Contact: Mandy Wilson, GPB, (404) 685-2427 or mwilson@GPB.org

GPB Radio has named Kathleen Ashley as the community development specialist – at GPB Macon WMUM 89.7 FM. Ashley will be working with community partners in marketing, coordinating community engagement events and encouraging the community to support the efforts of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University (CCJ).

Ashley began her career with Community Health Works, a healthcare non-profit, ending her time there as director of programs. She is also a member of the Leadership Macon class of 2012. She is a 2010 graduate of Mercer's College of Liberal Arts, where she majored in communication and theater arts.Her many community activities include service on the Young Supporters Board for Jay's HOPE Foundation, blogging with Daybreak Shelter, and also serving as the vice president of programming and philanthropy chair for the Phi Mu Alumnae Chapter in Macon.

"We are very excited to have Kathleen join our team and actively engage with our community while supporting the growth of GPB Radio Macon," says GPB President and Executive Director Teya Ryan.

Ashley joins GPB Radio Macon on July 30, where she will work with station bureau chief Josephine Bennett and Adam Ragusea, who was recently brought on as the new local host of Morning Edition and as the site supervisor for interns taking part in the Center for Collaborative Journalism program.

Listen to Georgia Public Broadcasting on these stations: Albany - 91.7 FM, Athens - 91.7 FM, Augusta - 90.7 FM, Brunswick - 88.9 FM, Carrollton - 90.7 FM, Columbus - 88.1 FM, Dahlonega - 89.5 FM, Dalton – 98.9 FM, Demorest - 88.3 FM, Folkston – 91.3 FM, Fort Gaines - 90.9 FM, Macon - 89.7 FM, Savannah - 91.1 FM, Rome – 97.7 FM, Tifton - 91.1 FM, Valdosta - 91.7 FM, Waycross - 90.1 FM.

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