Promoted at CPB

Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s new exec VP and COO is Vincent Current. Most recently senior VP, Radio, Current replaces Ken Ferree who left last October to join a California law firm. [from Broadcasting & Cable]

Also, although there is periodic grousing on Capitol Hill about funding public broadcasting, we hear that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the 2007 budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, more or less in one piece. Broadcasting & Cable also reports that the CPB this week handed over money to the actual broadcasting entities for 2007, including 276 million for public TV and 92 million for public radio.