D.C. telephone company exec Delano Lewis has been named president of National Public Radio. Lewis, 54, will become the first black to head a major public broadcasting org.
Augustine Martinez has jumped from his post as general manager of Spanish-language station KVEA-TV to become G.M. of cross-town rival KMEX-TV.
Multimedia Motion Pictures has named Mark De Vitre director, business and legal affairs. He has worked for Philips Interactive Media of America, Hanna-Barbera Prods. and Spelling Entertainment.
Pierre Desgraupes, 74, the former president of France 2 television who helped create the country's first investigative TV news magazine, died of cancer Aug. 16 in a nursing home outside Paris…
Phil Seymour, 41, singer/drummer/songwriter with the Dwight Tulley Band, died Aug. 17 in Los Angleles of lymphoma.
Allen Austin Wade, 68, retired animator who began his career with Walt Disney Studios, died Aug. 14 in Burbank of respiratory failure.
Kashiko Kawakita, 85, vice president of Towa Film Corp., died July 27 after a long illness. Her long career began in 1929 when she entered the fledgling Towa Film Corp. as a secretary.
Less than a month after buying a controlling interest in Hong Kong-based Star TV, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has named James F. Griffiths as managing director of the company.