People

  • Music Programming Director

    Allen Schares joined Iowa Public Radio as Music Director in February 2009. Al had served as music director and program host for KUNI for over 20 years. Al leads IPR’s two music services – Classical and Studio One as well as community outreach...

  • Development Director

    Andrea joined Iowa Public Radio in 2017 as the Development Director. Her career to date includes a variety of roles in non-profit management and fundraising for a major hospital system and universities before joining IPR.

    Andrea was born...

  • Marketing Manager
  • News/Talk Program Director

    Katherine Perkins has done various jobs at IPR member stations since 1999. She is now Program Director for News/Talk and Executive Producer for Talk Shows. As part of her job she is responsible for managing the sound of the news and information...

  • Director of Finance and Operations

    Kelly Edmister joined Iowa Public Radio in September 2010 as the Director of Finance and Adminstration. Kelly leads the Administrative Services team responsible for Accounting, Finance, Human Resources , Legal and Compliance.

    As a...

  • Executive Director

    Myrna Johnson has been Iowa Public Radio's Executive Director since January 2014. In this role, Johnson oversees all aspects of IPR's 26-station network. Under Johnson's leadership, IPR has experienced significant growth in both fundraising and...

  • Engineering Operations Manager