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Press Release |  31 May 2007 18:20 |  By RnMTeam

Public Radio Intl partners with XM to offer 'RadioWest' nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS and WASHINGTON - Public Radio International (PRI) announces that effective Monday, June 4, 2007, the popular interview/call-in show "RadioWest," will be available nationwide via XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service. Produced by KUER-FM in Salt Lake City, "RadioWest" is hosted by Doug Fabrizio, who invites listeners to join him and his thought-provoking guests as they explore a range of topics. The hour-long show's impressive guest roster has featured notable authors E. L. Doctorow and the late Spalding Gray, and such global luminaries as the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu. "RadioWest" will air on XM Public Radio (XM 133) weekdays at 1 p.m. ET.

PRI's Morgan Church, director of New Media Development, says, "We're thrilled that we've been able to work with XM and KUER to introduce 'RadioWest' to a national audience. It's a top quality program, one that regularly brings a unique western-states' perspective to national issues."

"With this new addition, XM listeners will be able to enjoy even more high-quality public radio content," said Kevin Straley, senior vice president of talk programming, XM. "'RadioWest' complements the superior programming already available on XM Public Radio, including the current portfolio of PRI shows and XM's own award-winning 'Bob Edwards Show.'"

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became its news director in 1993. In 2001, he began as host and executive producer of "RadioWest," widely praised for his insightful, intelligent interview style.

He has been a guest-host of the NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and he has won numerous awards for his reporting as well as for "RadioWest" from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Utah Broadcasters Association.