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Canton, NY, Monday, August 7, 2006 - North Country Public Radio Station Manager Ellen Rocco was elected earlier this month to serve a second three-year term on the Board of National Public Radio. She was elected to her first term in July 2003 and that term expires in November 2006. "Needless to say, I am honored to represent my public radio colleagues around the United States and believe, more than ever, that NPR is the most important news outlet serving the American public," said Ms. Rocco. "I sit on this Board with a sense of the needs of rural communities, as well as the needs of the nation, for a robust public radio system."
The Board is comprised of ten public radio station managers and five public members. The station manager Board members are elected by their peers representing approximately 400 NPR member stations; the public members are nominated by the Board and approved by NPR member stations.
"We are delighted that Ellen's colleagues in public radio across the country have reelected her to the NPR Board of Directors," said NPR CEO Kevin Klose. "As a board member, Ellen has been a strong and articulate advocate on behalf of NPR's service to the American public, and on behalf of stations serving rural communities. We look forward to her continuing contributions and service to NPR and public radio."