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Peter Morrill Exits Retirement to Helm BSPR as Interim GM


Peter Morrill at Idaho Public Television, in 2012. - PATRICK SWEENEY
  • Patrick Sweeney
  • Peter Morrill at Idaho Public Television, in 2012.

Following the abrupt resignation earlier this month of Boise State Public Radio General Manager John Hess, Peter Morrill, who retired in 2013 as general manager of Idaho Public Television, will take the reins of the NPR affiliate in January.

Boise State University said Morrill will act as interim general manager of BSPR while the university launches a formal search for a permanent placement.

Morrill spent more than three decades at Idaho Public Television, ultimately taking over as general manager in 1996. Under his leadership, IPT became one of the most-watched PBS affiliates in the nation and helped launch a string of successful, locally produced programs, including Outdoor Idaho, Dialogue, Idaho Reports and Science Trek. Additionally, IPT has continuously produced a series of political debates among statewide candidates.

“Boise State Public Radio every day plays a unique and critical role in the lives of Idahoans," wrote Morrill in a formal announcement from Boise State. "It’s exciting for me to be part of this vital service during its leadership transition.”