KCMP Co-MD Melanie Walker To Step Down
November 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO Triple A (THE CURRENT)/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL has announced today (11/7) that after more than six years, MELANIE WALKER is leaving to accompany her husband AARON MICHELSON as he begins a new position with music management company Q PRIME in SAN FRANCISCO (see this story here).
WALKER joined MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO’s sister network station SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO’s KPCC/PASADENA in 2003. She moved to ST. PAUL when she was hired as THE CURRENT’s assist. MD in 2005. She was promoted to Music Director in 2006.
"I've been so fortunate to dedicate the last six years to building a radio station for this community and setting a standard for the Noncomm Triple A world," said WALKER. "This is a special company filled with forward-thinking, passionate radio professionals. I'll miss everyone: they aren't just colleagues: they're my misfit music loving family. I'm thankful to STEVE NELSON for offering me the opportunity and am ever grateful that my current boss JIM MCGUINN joined the CURRENT to continue the work we started."
"MELANIE joined THE CURRENT early on and has helped shape its sound and brand every step of the way," said PD MCGUINN. "She got the word out to the music industry and world about THE CURRENT and has continued to be one of the key architects of our station. We're going to miss her greatly."
WALKER’s last day as Co-MD will be DECEMBER 9th. DAVID SAFAR, the remaining co-MD, will serve as interim head of THE CURRENT’s music department. Staff changes and possible opportunities will be announced soon.
After the 9th, you can reach WALKER at is email@example.com and or (831) 224-2679.