Patty Cahill, who recently retired as general manager of the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City, on Tuesday was named chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
She was appointed to the organization’s board in 2009 and has served over the past year as vice chairman.
Cahill, who will serve as chairman for one year, succeeds Bruce Ramer.
Cahill retired earlier this year after a 25-year career as general manager at KCUR-FM, which is a service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City at 89.3 FM. She has worked in public radio for more than 40 years, and currently is an assistant professor of communication studies at UMKC. She is recognized as having turned KCUR into a strong news station and a leader in the National Public Radio network.