For immediate release
April 28, 1998

NPR Names Mike Starling As Vice President of Engineering

Washington, DC National Public Radio® (NPR®) engineering veteran Mike Starling has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering, effective immediately. Starling has been with NPR for nine years, most recently as Director of Engineering and Operations. In his new position, he is in charge of the day-to-day operational management of Engineering, which comprises three departments -- New Media, Engineering Technology and Technical Operations.

"Mike has been a key part of the team that delivers NPR's top-quality sound, which is second to none," says Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Jablow. "He brings not only leadership to this position, but years of hands-on experience with the daily operations of NPR Engineering."

Recently, NPR announced that former Vice President of Engineering and Information Technology Don Lockett had become Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The new Technology Office is designed to maximize NPR's content and technology assets. As CTO, Lockett will identify new technologies for NPR, represent the organization in industry forums and provide leadership in building technology partnerships and forging business opportunities.

Starling came to NPR in 1989 as Senior Engineer. Previously, he served as Chief Engineer at NPR member station KPBS-FM in San Diego. He has also worked in commercial broadcasting, founding and managing radio station WKYY in Amherst, Virginia. He is an SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) certified Professional Broadcast Engineer.

National Public Radio, a membership organization of nearly 600 public radio stations nationwide, produces and distributes the award-winning programs All Things Considered®, Talk of the Nation®, Weekend Edition® and NPR's Performance Today®.