89.3 WFPL News, Louisville, has named Bill Burton as the local host and producer of the NPR flagship news program, Morning Edition. The station has also hired Kathi Lincoln as WFPL’s new midday host and producer of The Diane Rehm Show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Here and Now, and Kentucky’s statewide newscast.
Burton has been a familiar voice on WFPL since 2012, when he began as a fill-in host. In his new role, he will be the local voice for “the most listened-to news radio program in the country” (NPR.org). Morning Edition airs on WFPL weekdays from 5-9 a.m.
Lincoln spent eight years with Oldies 103.1 WRKA and was a morning personality at Lite 106.9 for a decade.