NPR guru to visit WKU

Joanna Williams

The creator of National Public Radio’s show “All Things Considered”will be visiting campus this weekend in celebration of NPR’s 40th anniversary.

WKU Public Radio will host a breakfast for Bill Siemering on Saturday morning, followed by brief remarks and questions from the audience in Mass Media and Technology Hall, according to a press release.

Siemering has been the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the release.

He was NPR’s first director of programming and hired the original staff at the station. Besides “All Things Considered,” he also created “This Is Radio” which was later renamed “Fresh Air.”

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Peter Bryant, manager/program director of Public Radio Services, at 1-800-599-9598.