Pubcasters are getting a new Harris rep. to help them with digital radio conversions. Hal Kneller is giving up his sales terrritory to become Manager, Public Radio Initiatives. In his new position, Kneller will be responsible for working with public radio industry groups such as National Public Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Telecommunications Funding Program.
He will also work with as well as public radio networks including Connecticut Public Radio, Public Radio International and Minnesota Public Radio for the support of on-going technologies and new projects important to public radio such as NPR's Tomorrow Radio Project. Additionally, Kneller will be working with Harris' regional domestic radio salespeople to expedite the needs of individual noncoms.
Kneller replaces former public radio manager, Lucius Stone, who is now focusing on federal government initiatives at Harris' Broadcast Communications Division.
The news broke at the NPR Public Radio Engineering Conference, which preceded the NAB convention.