KUSC, the 51-year-old public radio station of the University of Southern California, feted incoming General Manager Brenda Pennell at the posh home of USC President Steven B.Sample in exclusive San Marino Jan. 21. Broadcasting VIPs of both public and commercial ilk attended the reception and dinner, including: KUSC morning announcer Alan Chapman, KUSC music host and KNX film critic Jim Svejda, KNX President/ GMGeorge Nicholaw, KNX anchor Gail Eichenthal, KCRW-FM GM Ruth Seymour, KPCC-FM GM Rod Foster, KPFK-FM GM Mark Schubb, "Marketplace" host David Brancaccio with producer Jim Russell. The host of the new KUSC-sponsored program "Savvy Traveler," Rudy Maxa, joined the gathering with show producer J.J. Yore.
Armed with three degrees in music, Pennell came from WGUC-FM in Cincinnati.
The college president announced the unprecedented collaboration between KUSC and fellow public station KCRW to produce "Fleischmann at the Philharmonic: An Era Ends" with hosts Gail Eichenthal, Ara Guzelimian and Ernest Fleischmann. The program is set to air Sunday, March 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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