Pictured: KPLU General Manager Joey Cohn announces on air that the SAVE KPLU campaign successfully raised its goal of $7 million at KPLU on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The money enabled the Friends of 88-5 FM community group to buy the station license from Pacific Lutheran University. It has since been renamed KNKX, and prospers. Photo: Grant Hindsley, SEATTLEPI.COM
Erin Hennessey is leaving her longtime position as news director at KNKX for a return to reporting and projects.
The public radio station, formerly KPLU, has begun advertising for a successor with multifold talents, from assigning and directing daily coverage to editing copy, from maintaining National Public Radio ties to pitching in with pitches during fund drives.
Hennessey has been at the helm since 1996, at a jazz/blues/news station that saved itself on the fly in 2016 with a wellspring of support from its listeners.
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