Programmer Craig Curtis set to exit Southern California Public Radio

By Dru Sefton

KPCC Program Director Craig Curtis is departing Southern California Public Radio after 12 years, according to a station memo posted online by LA Observed.

Russ Stanton, KPCC vice president of content, said in the memo that Curtis “oversaw the transformation of KPCC’s programming from its music [and] news format into the 24/7 news and information programming we deliver today.” Curtis’s last day is Friday.

Update: Curtis confirmed the news of his departure for Current, saying that the decision to leave was his and that it was “time for a change” at KPCC. “I feel good about where KPCC has come and where it’s headed, and I feel good about me heading out now,” he wrote in an email.

The move was under discussion off and on for a few months, he said, and “this seemed like a relatively quiet time.” Regarding plans for the future, however, Curtis expects he won’t go far from public radio. — Mike Janssen

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