Waco NPR Affiliate Gets New President/CEO
April 2, 2009 at 5:29 AM (PT)
MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK VP/Dir. for Television JOE RILEY is joining BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, operator of NPR affiliate KWBU-F and PBS affiliate KWBU-TV/WACO, TX as Pres./CEO, effective MAY 4th.
"The BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION is pleased to have selected someone as capable and experienced as JOE RILEY to lead us into the next phase of growth," said Chairman PHIL ADKINS. "KWBU TV & FM are excited to have JOE on board to continue the programs we have in place and to add his new ideas on creating a stronger partnership with the WACO/CENTRAL TEXAS community. The Board saw JOE's 20-plus years as a public broadcasting professional as being able to serve us well in the development of new programming initiatives, as well as improving the station’s operational focus while we continue to better utilize our digital broadcasting resources. The Foundation Board is united in its commitment to JOE’s success, the continued development of KWBU TV & FM and to the community we serve."
"What an exciting opportunity! KWBU is a great organization, and I am honored to be part of the KWBU team," said RILEY. "These stations belong to the community, and I’m committed to listening to community members and doing all I can to ensure that KWBU provides quality public broadcasting that is valued by the citizens of CENTRAL TEXAS."