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Marchese Retires From Nevada Public Radio

Marchese Retires From Nevada Public Radio

Lamar Marchese will retire next year. He’s the co-founder of Nevada Public Radio and has been its president/GM since 1979. The board will start a search for a successor.
“Marchese, his wife Patricia and a small group of founding board members incorporated Nevada Public Radio in December 1975 as an independent non-profit corporation,” the organization said in a statement.
“He served as the Chairman of the Board while the station was in formation in the late 1970s while he was employed at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. In late 1978 he resigned from the Board and became a candidate for General Manager. He was hired in January 1979. KNPR, Nevada’s first NPR affiliated station, signed on the air in March 1980 from temporary studios in an 800 sq. ft. former janitors’ closet at what was then the Silverbowl Stadium on Boulder Highway.”
The public radio network now operates a system of two Las Vegas stations, four associate stations in Tonopah, Panaca, Lund/Ely and St. George, Utah, nine rural translators and a statewide radio reading service for the blind and print impaired.