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Adam Ragusea Joins GPB Radio Macon, WMUM-FM

July 9, 2012

GPB Radio has named Adam Ragusea as the new host of Morning Edition and Site Supervisor for GPB Radio Macon – WMUM 89.7FM. Adam will supervise and manage news interns as well as host Morning Edition and report on the community. Adam joins WMUM’s bureau chief Josephine Bennett in reporting on Central Georgia and will work closely with Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. 

Ragusea comes to Georgia following four years at WBUR -- Boston's NPR News station -- where he was part of a small team that launched an ambitious local daily magazine/talk show called Radio Boston. As a producer, reporter and occasional host for the program, Ragusea focused on transportation, urban planning, the environment, local history, food, music and art.

“GPB Radio Macon has enormous growth potential as we begin expanding local programming at WMUM with support from the Knight Foundation,” says GPB President and Executive Director Teya Ryan. “Adam has the experience and enthusiasm to take the station to the next level, working in partnership with Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism to help prepare the next generation of journalists in the new digital age.”    

“GPB's involvement in the Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) offers me the next step I've been looking for -- small city journalism based on big ideas,” says Ragusea. “I can’t wait to bring my voice to WMUM, my reporting to the CCJ, and my family to Macon.”  

As one of the highest rated PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years.  

With 18 radio stations, nine television stations and a multi-faceted web presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, Georgia Traveler and Today in Georgia History.

 
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