Member-supported Triple-A station 88.5 FM has tapped Patrick Osburn to be its General Manager. The station is a combined effort of California State University, Northridge, and Saddleback College, which began simulcasting as 88.5 FM in October 2017, linking together the Los Angeles County- and Orange County-based signals. Osburn joined the station in 2017, and has been serving as its Director of Business Development. He has spent more than 30 years in the radio industry, with 20 years at Triple-A stations.
“Patrick has proven to be a strategic and positive leader who has delivered strong results for 88.5 FM,” said Robert Gunsalus, CSUN’s VP of University Advancement and President of the CSUN Foundation. “Given Patrick’s extensive media experience in Southern California and collaborative style, he is the ideal choice to manage the station and grow services in the community, deepen student engagement, and expand listenership.”