Delaware Public Radio Names Dana Whitehair GM
July 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM (PT)
DELMARVA PUBLIC RADIO has named DANA E. WHITEHAIR as GM. WHITEHAIR's experience includes stints at noncommercial stations like UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS News-Talk KUT/AUSTIN, WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL News-Talk WXXI-A-Classical WXXI-F/ROCHESTER, SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION Classical-News-Talk WSCI/CHARLESTON, SC, and ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Triple A-Americana WNCW/ASHEVILLE.
“We are pleased that a public radio veteran with a strong background in such areas as technology, classical music, education and community engagement will be leading DELMARVA PUBLIC RADIO,” said Provost/SVP of Academic Affairs Dr. DIANE ALLEN. “He provides experience and knowledge of the issues confronting radio nationally, as well as first-hand exposure to best practices at some of the country’s most highly regarded stations. This background will benefit DPR.”
“The University has made an enormous investment of confidence in DPR,” said WHITEHAIR. “While other colleges are divesting themselves of their public radio stations, SU did not.... The connection between a public radio station and its community is crucial. I’m happy to be here. I love public radio. DELMARVA is a unique area, and there are exciting possibilities. I see DPR fulfilling a need — and succeeding.”
DPR operates News-Talk WSDL and Classical WSCL/SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY.