WXPN/Philadelphia GM Roger LaMay Elected Chair Of NPR Board For Second Term
November 17, 2016 at 2:36 PM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Triple A WXPN.PHILADEPHIA GM ROGER LaMAY,was elected to a second term as Chair of the NPR Board, which guides the direction of NPR by setting policies and overall strategy, providing financial oversight and monitoring performance.
A 30-plus year broadcast veteran, LaMAY joined WXPN,in JANUARY, 2003. He is responsible for the overall operations of the station including fundraising, programming, and marketing. During his tenure, WXPN forged a long-term partnership/distribution agreement with NPR and NPR MUSIC, moved and expanded its annual summer music festival, and launched its popular FREE AT NOON live weekly concert series.
LaMAY co-founded and was elected Chairman of VUHAUS.com, the music video website collaboration launched by six public radio stations in MAY 2015. He is also a former Chairman Of The Board of GREATER PUBLIC, public media's development and marketing trade association.
Previously, he served as GM and news director of FOX29/WTXF-TV in PHILADELPHIA. He holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics from the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from SKIDMORE COLLEGE.