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Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Roger grew up with radio. His father was a HAM radio operator, and there was always a radio room in his house. He started listening to public radio in the late 1970s while in college and started volunteering at community station WMNF, Tampa, Florida in 1980. He went on to become News Director. Since, he has served as News Director for WDET, Detroit Public Radio and most recently as Program Director for Wyoming Public Radio. In Panama he was an avid water-skier but is embarrassed to say he has never been on snow skis. He loves the West and enjoys fly-fishing, horses, photography, sculpture and poetry. His daughter is a Junior in college while his teenage son is a Junior in high school.
In our survey of the week’s top stories, Valley Roundup brings together a panel of guest journalists who provide additional insights, analysis and context to the news. Valley Roundup goes beyond the headlines with reporters and editors discussing issues important to the Roaring Fork Valley. These journalists are keeping an eye on local government, public utilities, the environment, the arts and much more. On Valley Roundup each week, they’ll be in casual conversation about the stories they cover and why they matter to us.
Valley Roundup includes a weekly feature from the digital space. APR Digital Content Manager Rob St. Mary examines what’s trending on social media, searching the web for interesting things you might have missed and how you can get involved.