radio producer gina hotta dies

Just learned that journalist, writer and community leader Gina Hotta died last night of a heart attack: R.I.P. Gina Hotta. Though I never met her, I was familiar with her work as the executive producer of the API radio show Apex Express, which aired on Berkeley-based KPFA 94.1 FM.

A true champion of API radio, she received several awards for her work, including her award-winning radio documentary Which Way Home: Asian American Vietnam Veterans. And as everyone started jumping ship to the internet, she kept it real with the radiowaves.

Here's a really nice tribute to Gina by Drizzletron, aka Adriel Luis, over at the iLL-Literacy blog: R.I.P. Gina Hotta: Analog Girl in a Digital World.

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