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Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's 1st President Don Quayle Passes


Donald R. Quayle, the man who helped found National Public Radio (now NPR) in 1970, passed away last week, at the age of 84, due to complications from brain surgery. In the 1960s, Quayle was director of the Educational Radio Network and executive director of the Eastern Educational Network. He joined the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1968. Less than three years later, he helped create National Public Radio and was named its president. After leaving NPR in 1973, Quayle was named SVP of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and later administration VP for WETA radio and television in Washington, before retiring in 1989. Quayle is survived by his five children, a sister, and 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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