Dale Spear Named SVP/COO At WFME
February 26, 2008 at 8:14 AM (PT)
COMMUNITY NPR WMFE/ORLANDO has appointed DALE SPEAR to serve as SVP/Operations and COO. He will join the WMFE team in mid-APRIL. A 30-year public radio and television veteran, SPEAR has held management positions in MAINE, TEXAS, ILLINOIS, FLORIDA and MINNEAPOLIS. In the early 1990s he was VP/Radio for WMFE. He has also served as VP/Programming And Acquisitions for PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL. Most recently, SPEAR was an independent consultant for programming, management and research for several public radio stations.
"DALE’s extensive background in programming, research, promotion, brand and content development and operations make him the perfect candidate for WMFE’s COO position," said Pres./CEO JOSÉ A. FAJARDO. "His enthusiasm and passion for public broadcasting will be a welcome driving force to help WMFE continue to provide responsive and responsible programming to the CENTRAL FLORIDA community."