No. 70: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Illustration by Chris Shary

70. Joe Barr
Joe Barr heads up news, information, multimedia and music services at Capital Public Radio, which is quite a load. His title is Chief Content Officer, and for once a title is accurate – he basically does it all. CapRadio seems to be everywhere. It’s got special beats for health care, the environment and food. It has added a slew of reporters this year and it’s got three million listeners a week at 50 stations in California, Oregon and Nevada. It has PolitiFact California, the first public radio partnership with the Pulitzer winning PolitiFact, which passes on the truth – or falsity – of candidates’ statements. Barr’s staff covers the Capitol, handles fires, drought and assorted disasters and seems to be everywhere. Prior to CPR, Barr was senior producer for the Westwood One radio network, and he worked at commercial stations in Pennsylvania.

Updated Aug. 25, 2015

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