More Morrison - 89.3 KPCC's Patt Morrison Extended to Two Hours

Pasadena (September 4, 2007) – Starting Monday, September 10, 89.3 KPCC-FM's daily news talk program Patt Morrison will expand from one hour to two hours. The program will broadcast weekdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

Morrison started at KPCC in April 2006, and has proven to be a vital asset to public affairs programming. The program is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, and for its presentation of national and world news as it affects the Southern California region. "Patt's show has become an important part of 89.3 KPCC's daily service," said program director Craig Curtis. "Extending the show to two hours gives Patt and the program's staff a chance to explore more Southern California stories in greater depth. That's our mission and that's what we do best."

This expansion will significantly increase the local coverage 89.3 KPCC provides every day, and allows the Patt Morrison team greater freedom. "With a two-hour broadcast, we will have the flexibility to move quickly through a lot of material, or focus on an issue that deserves more comprehensive coverage," stated Morrison.

Patt Morrison has an extensive and distinguished career in journalism. In addition to her daily program on 89.3 KPCC, Morrison writes a regular column for The Los Angeles Times, which is distributed in over 200 newspapers around the country. She also hosts various television programs and lectures on political and social issues. "Patt's long time coverage and insights make her one of the area's leading minds and voices on the most important issues in Southern California. Her back-story on the area provides a deep, thoughtful and entertaining commentary and provocative on-going conversation," commented Jarl Mohn, a member of the Southern California Public Radio Board of Trustees.

The additional hour of Patt Morrison will displace KPCC's 1 p.m. broadcast of Fresh Air, however Fresh Air will continue on the station's daily schedule at 7 p.m.

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than a 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered over 200 journalistic honors including 3 Distinguished Radio Journalist awards (from the Greater LA Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) and the 2008 top honor for Breaking News from the LA Press Club. SCPR also features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and Public Radio International. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.

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