Terry Gildea

Program Director

Terry Gildea joined KLCC as Program Director on September 18, 2017.

Most recently Gildea was News Director at KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently president of Public Radio News Directors Inc (PRNDI).  Earlier in his career he was a reporter at Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, and covered Congress for PRI's Capitol News Connection in Washington, D.C.  He is the winner of many journalism awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards in 2013 and 2015.

Terry grew up in the Pacific Northwest, attended University of Oregon and University of Washington as an undergrad, and gained a masters in journalism from Columbia University.  He is happy to return to the Northwest for this key position at KLCC.

"I'm very excited to come to KLCC and play a role in leading the future of this amazing station," said Terry Gildea. "KLCC is an important part of the cultural fabric of Eugene. I hope to maintain and strengthen those ties."

Terry is the first new Program Director at KLCC in 29 years.  KLCC General Manager John Stark says, "We are confident Terry's skills and experience can take KLCC to the next level." 

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Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state.

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are cracking down on members who openly dispute the doctrine of the faith. Earlier this week, a Mormon feminist was excommunicated for pursing membership in the all-male priesthood of the church. Now another member, John Dehlin, is facing the same fate — for questioning scripture and speaking out on behalf of gay Mormons.

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Marriages for gay couples will continue in Utah for the time being. A federal judge has denied a request to stay his own decision, a ruling he handed down last week. The judge ruled on Friday that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. From member station KUER in Salt Lake City, Terry Gildea reports.

TERRY GILDEA, BYLINE: At the Salt Lake County Clerk's office on Monday morning, Nathan Tanner and Jon Ayre exchanged vows.