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MSU appoints interim radio general manager to help revitalize station

7/7/2017, 6 a.m.
Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) has appointed Mireille Grangenois, the former publisher of The Chronicle ...
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— Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) has appointed Mireille Grangenois, the former publisher of The Chronicle of Higher Education as interim General Manager for its NPR-member public radio station, WEAA.FM (88.9).

Grangenois, a former journalist who began her professional news career in Baltimore, is an accomplished media executive with extensive marketing, sales, audience development and leadership experience.

"Ms. Grangenois has an impressive record of media management," Dean Wickham said. "Our intention is to revitalize WEAA's mission as a learning lab by providing our students an exceptional, practical experience in the production of news and public affairs programming. We also want to do this by strengthening the station's ability to offer listeners music programming that will grow WEAA's audience and revenue. I have great confidence in Ms. Grangenois ability to lead this effort."

WEAA, which turned 40 this year, is distinct among NPR affiliates for the amount of originally produced programming it delivers daily. Morgan, which the Maryland legislature designated as the State's preeminent public urban research university, is one of only five historically black higher education institutions with a school of journalism.