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February 5, 2008

UMBC's Jason Loviglio Discusses Dismissal of WYPR Radio Talk-Show Host Marc Steiner

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Feb. 5, 2008

Jason Loviglio, director of the Media and Communication Studies program in the Department of American Studies, was a guest on WYPR Radio’s (88.1 FM) Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast. He participated in a live panel discussion on the station’s controversial decision to dismiss longtime talk-show host Marc Steiner.

Archived broadcasts of Maryland Morning can be found at www.wypr.org/MD_MORNING.html.

Loviglio also spoke to the Baltimore Sun regarding Steiner’s dismissal, calling it a reflection of “a struggle for control between the (WYPR) board (of directors) and the personality who most epitomizes” the station’s longtime signature program.

The story, which appeared the paper's Feb. 5 editions, can be read at http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/bal-to.steiner05feb05,0,3079330.story.


Posted by mlurie at February 5, 2008 10:05 AM