Diane Rehmís station taps Joshua Johnson, a lesser-known radio host, as her successor
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    Arrow Diane Rehmís station taps Joshua Johnson, a lesser-known radio host, as her successor

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...fcd_story.html


    For those of you outside of San Francisco Joshua Johnson was the KQED-FM News Anchor during Morning edition, he also did "The Californoa Report", Forum and even did KQED Newsroom on KQED-TV.

    He takes over Diane Rehm's spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...fcd_story.html


    For those of you outside of San Francisco Joshua Johnson was the KQED-FM News Anchor during Morning edition, he also did "The Californoa Report", Forum and even did KQED Newsroom on KQED-TV.

    He takes over Diane Rehm's spot.
    Correction its "The California Report"

    http://current.org/2016/11/celebrati...rit-and-voice/

    Here's a special banquet for Rehm she is leaving WAMU-Fm and doing Podcast specials for WAMU-FM

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    WAMU General Manager J.J. Yore told The Washington Post, “Diversity was an important factor in creating this new show. It’s not lost on any of us that having a young, African American male leading the conversation on public radio on a national stage is very important.”

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    WAMU General Manager J.J. Yore told The Washington Post, “Diversity was an important factor in creating this new show. It’s not lost on any of us that having a young, African American male leading the conversation on public radio on a national stage is very important.”

    And he's not the first at WAMU. For many years, the mid-day talk show has been hosted by Kojo Nnamdi, who is very active in DC politics. So basically the entire mid-day, from 10 AM to 2PM, will be hosted by African American men, one young and one middle aged, in a city that is majority African American. But the difference here is that they hope Joshua will be accepted by the stations that carried Diane's show outside of DC.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOK1_Hvj1Qs

    For those of you in Washington DC. Here's Joshua Johnson's doing TV segments for KQED Newsroom.
    https://ww2.kqed.org/news/programs/truthbetold/



    https://soundcloud.com/kqed/truth-be...-spoken-how-to

    Here's his KQED Airchecks for those of you interested. Wow I didn't think Johnson would take over Rehm's spot though. Here in San Francisco I thought Johnson would fit as a potential successor for Michael Krasny of Forum and be a legend in San Francisco. But then again congrats to Johnson on WAMU-FM Hosting gig.


    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/ameri...-amgrad_09-03/

    And Johnson has some National Broadcasting experience such as serving as a west coast correspondent for PBS Newshour via a segment that originally aired on KQED Newsroom.
    Last edited by RadioPatrol; 11-17-2016 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    But the difference here is that they hope Joshua will be accepted by the stations that carried Diane's show outside of DC.
    My bet is Kojo's show will remain DC-centric, where Joshua will be national topic, as what Diane was focused on. I doubt WAMU will want to jeopardize the current affiliate distribution of Diane's show.

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