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Cristy Meiners named KUER station manager

Former RadioWest EP to center station’s public service mission.

KUER 90.1 announced that Cristy Meiners, former executive producer of RadioWest, has been appointed KUER station manager. Meiners has been serving as interim station manager since May, overseeing operations, programming and news for the NPR member station heard by 175,000 Utahns each week.

“KUER is a remarkable station with a dedicated and gifted staff,” Meiners said. “I am thrilled to be able to continue working with this talented group as we push to discover how to best serve Utah and the West. I’m ready to do a lot of listening, learning—and digging into the work.”

Meiners will guide all national, regional and local news, arts and cultural programming airing on the station, as well as navigating new approaches for the creation of local content on KUER’s multiple media platforms.

“Cristy will also be leading our audience development efforts,” said KUER Executive Director Maria O’Mara. “Central to our success in the future will be attracting new, diverse audiences and serving parts of our community we haven’t in the past. I have such confidence in Cristy. She is poised to meet this moment in the station’s history with enthusiasm and optimism.”

Meiners began her journalism and public radio career as an intern in Washington DC on NPR’s Arts Desk. She produced The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend for SiriusXM Satellite Radio for eight years. She returned to Salt Lake City as the arts and entertainment editor at The Deseret News before joining the RadioWest team in 2019.