Dave Cowan Named PD 88Nine RadioMilwaukee
July 20, 2009 at 10:38 AM (PT)
As we first reported last week (NET NEWS 7/16), MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Noncomm AAA WYMS (88NINE)/MILWAUKEE names 23-year radio vet DAVE COWAN as PD. COWAN was most recently GM at GAPWEST BROADCASTING/MISSOULA, MT.
RADIOMILWAUKEE Exec. Dir. MARY LOUISE MUSSOLINE said, "DAVE understands the important benefits that a local focus provides radio listeners. With his passion for community and his experience at all levels of radio, we look forward to DAVE helping build RADIOMILWAUKEE into an even stronger local station."
"RADIOMILWAUKEE is bucking the national trend in radio by investing in local programmers, producers and on-air staff instead of relying mainly on satellite-fed, cookie-cutter offerings," COWAN said.
"I’ve seen firsthand how stations can serve the community well, and also how the trend toward consolidation and homogenization are unfortunately removing the local essence from good stations," he said. "I look forward to continuing and advancing the great local programming at RADIOMILWAUKEE, which will continue to be aimed at our listeners, not ratings services."