I posted this yesterday on our web site. Thought I’d share it here, too.
I just wanted to use this forum to speak to our loyal listeners and members as I prepare to end my time at NIPR. While it would be wonderful to make personal contact with each person that supports our organization, to thank you for your support and involvement, that just doesn’t seem to be practical. I have shared with our staff, board, community advisory board and others with close connections to the station that I am planning to leave my position as GM here a bit later this fall, no later than December 1.
Changes are always challenging but NIPR has a magnificent staff (and volunteers) that will be just fine. I’m quite certain that an accomplished, passionate professional will be found to sit in the GM chair and that the great plans that we’ve made will continue forward. I’m feeling as if my contribution has been made and that someone else may very well be able to step in and move the cause forward from this point.
We have made some difficult decisions that I, along with our board, stand behind. I have also been so privileged to be part of adding some exceptional programming elements to our days. The board has formed a search committee and has started the important work of filling the position.
We are all grateful for those of you who have reached out to offer encouragement and support, and when needed, constructive criticism.
It has been a true privilege to serve in this organization.