Bill Rice

Assistant News Editor

Musical interests led Bill Rice into radio during the early 80s. While in college at the University of New Haven he spent most of his time at the student run station, acting as Station Manager, Jazz Director and Jazz Jock, Bottle Washer and Hall Monitor. Perplexed at being finally ejected - after all, he had graduated, they told him - Bill moved to Baltimore, where he landed his first real radio job at a little AM outfit. A short time later Bill went to work recording chamber concerts for broadcast at WBJC-FM, the NPR station in Baltimore. He’s been a public radio die-hard ever since. He moved to New Hampshire in 1988, wearing a multitude of hats at New Hampshire Public Radio. Finally his fascination with all things newsworthy propelled him into journalism in 1993, and he’s never looked back. He served as News Director at two smaller radio stations in Indiana before succumbing to the lure of Cleveland in June, 2000, joining 90.3 on the education beat. Sources say he may stay awhile - he was appointed Assistant News Director at ideastream in 2004, loves Cleveland, and is quite happy living in his adopted home-town of Lakewood. Bill has won numerous awards during his career, including for his reporting on the demise of LTV Steel, Cleveland public school governance, and the growing gender gap in higher education. On the side he is a guitar enthusiast, with a background in folk, jazz and blues playing.

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5:11 am
Tue May 7, 2013

3 Brothers Arrested In Decade-Old Cleveland Kidnapping Cases

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 11:04 am



On a Tuesday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.


And I'm Steve Inskeep.

We're tracking an amazing story out of Cleveland. Three women who went missing as teenagers about a decade ago, in separate cases, have been found alive together. They were not far from where they disappeared. Two of had had been feared dead, until yesterday when police received this 911 call.

AMANDA BERRY: Help me, I'm Amanda Berry.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: You need police, fire or ambulance?

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5:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

FitzGerald Envisions Future Where County Provides Most Services

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald continues to pursue a more regional approach to government in Northeast Ohio.  ideastream’s Bill Rice reports FitzGerald has been adding details to what’s being called the Western Reserve Plan for more regional cooperation.

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