PMD #16: Two KJZZ executives are suspended, WABE's Denis O'Hayer is retiring, WLVT will soon air a new newscast and Tanzina Vega's debut on The Takeaway.


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Episode #16 of Public Media Daily is now here and we're ready to start the week off right. Highlights from the weekend of Friday-Sunday, May 4th-6th include...

1) Two 91.5 KJZZ Phoenix executives are suspended on paid leave due to "anonymous allegations" against them.

2) KBDI 12 Broomfield - Denver (CPT12: Colorado Public Television) is upgrading its studios to HD.

3) 90.1 WABE Atlanta's Denis O'Hayer is retiring after nine years at WABE and 42 years in Atlanta broadcasting.

4) WLVT 39 Allentown - Bethlehem, Penn. is hiring journalists for its new nightly newscast, "Reporter Corps."

5) WKAR continued its transmitter work for the upcoming F.C.C. Spectrum Repack.

6) Alabama Public Radio (APR) was the recipient of the national Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for radio in honor of their multi-part series "Help Wanted: Alabama's Rural Health Care Crisis."

7) Technical problems include KLRU 18 Austin and its subs going off-air for a while on Friday and 88.9 KLDN Lufkin - Nacogdoches (RRR: Red River Radio) currently broadcasting on low-power.

8) Later today, Tanzina Vega's debut as permanent host on The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC.

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