Jones Named PD At WDET/Detroit
September 4, 2009 at 4:43 AM (PT)
Former CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial WBEZ/CHICAGO VP/Programming RON JONES has been named PD at DETROIT PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial WDET/DETROIT. JONES, whose experience includes serving as PD at WGBH-F/BOSTON, KCUR/KANSAS CITY and KANU/LAWRENCE, KS and GM at WERS/BOSTON, will join WDET TUESDAY (9/8).
"I am very pleased to welcome RON JONES to WDET-FM," said GM J. MIKEL ELLCESSOR. "He is a seasoned, experienced professional with deep experience at major stations in large, diverse cities. He has been a part of public radio's national success story and he knows the power of non-commercial media. He also understands the need for public radio to broaden its appeal, and he knows about the hard work involved in building bridges to new, diverse audiences.
"WDET will continue to build a contemporary, forward-looking relationship with people across the region, and RON will be a great ambassador. He makes a compelling case for how WDET can fulfill its promise as a valued participant in the re-imaging of a great city."