Tim Roelsler Promoted to Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing and Distribution for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media

CONTACT: Christina Schmitt, American Public Media
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Tim Roelsler Promoted to Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing and Distribution for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media

(St. Paul, Minn.) — April 27, 2006 — Tim Roesler, Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media’s senior vice president for Sales and Program Distribution, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the newly created Sales, Marketing and Distribution division.

In this new position, Roesler will provide leadership for Minnesota Public Radio and its national production and distribution arm, American Public Media, in the areas of Distribution, Underwriting Sales and Marketing, along with related organizations such as Southern California Public Radio.

Roesler has more than 20 years of experience in broadcasting. He spent eight years at CBS Radio in San Francisco, where he served as national sales manager and then general sales manager. He was general sales manager at Chancellor Media (AM FM/Clear Channel) in Minneapolis, and most recently worked as the director of regional sales at Internet Broadcasting Systems, a Minneapolis company that builds and manages Web sites for TV stations. Roesler joined Minnesota Public Radio in August 2001.

Roesler’s broadcasting experience also includes his work as vice president/general manager of KDON-KZXR FM-AM in Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, Calif., and as national/regional sales manager of KFAB/KGOR AM-FM in Omaha, Neb. He was television coordinator and journalism instructor at Creighton University in Omaha, and was the promotion manager of Fetzer Broadcasting Company’s KMEG-TV, the CBS TV affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa. Roesler holds an M.A. in Telecommunications (management and policy) from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska.

Minnesota Public Radio® operates a 37-station radio network serving virtually all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states and produces programming for radio, Internet and face-to-face audiences. Programs produced by Minnesota Public Radio and its national production and distribution arm, American Public Media™, reach 14.1 million listeners nationwide each week. Of those, more than 769,000 listen regionally, in Minnesota and surrounding states. With nearly 88,000 members, Minnesota Public Radio has the highest percentage of listener membership of any community-supported public radio network in the United States. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be obtained at www.mpr.org and www.americanpublicmedia.org.

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Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only. Spring 2005