WBGO Pres./CEO Cephas Bowles Takes Leave Of Absence, Amy Niles To Serve As Acting Pres./CEO
June 17, 2013 at 5:07 AM (PT)
NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO, owner of noncommercial Jazz WBGO/NEWARK-NEW YORK, has named SVP/COO AMY NILES as Acting Pres./CEO while longtime Pres./CEO CEPHAS BOWLES takes a health-related leave of absence.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees STEPHEN N. IFSHIN said, "CEPHAS has been an outstanding leader of WBGO since 1993 and a tireless advocate for Public Radio for more than three decades. Our thoughts are with him as he takes this time to tend to his health without exerting the day-to-day energy needed to run the country's premier jazz station. AMY, who has worked alongside CEPHAS for the past seven years and has the same dedication and passion for WBGO's continued growth and success, is a natural choice to serve as Acting President & CEO during CEPHAS' absence."
BOWLES added, "My doctor has placed me on medical disability leave as I work to correct an escalating health issue. During this period, I will offer my support and cooperation to the Board, AMY and the station as needed. I am grateful for your thoughts and I look forward to returning to work as quickly as possible."
"CEPHAS and I share a great love and respect for the music, the station and NEWARK, and I look forward to dedicating my time and skills to doing whatever it takes to continue WBGO's remarkable path to award-winning programming and news, fundraising, live events and more, " said NILES.