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General Manager of WXPN: Roger LaMay

Roger LaMay

Roger LaMay, former general manager of Fox's WTXF-TV was named general manager of WXPN, Penn's award-winning public radio station. Mr. LaMay will replace Vinnie Curren, who left the station this month to become senior vice president for radio at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington, D.C.

According to Lori Doyle, vice president of communications, Mr. LaMay's appointment will further the radio station's mission of providing diverse and innovative programming to audiences throughout the United States.

"We're very excited about having Roger become part of our talented team," said Ms. Doyle. "His vision, talent and creativity will help us continue to give listeners the best public radio has to offer, and provide a vehicle for musical artists to showcase their talents."

Mr. LaMay has served as general manager at WTXF since 1996, and has 20 years of television management experience. While at Fox, he worked with WXPN as a policy board member, as well as supported the radio station's Singer Songwriter Weekend, and other external initiatives for more than five years. He has also personally supported WXPN as a member, as well as helped raise funds for the station.

"I've been actively involved with WXPN for many, many years, not only in my role at Fox, but also as a member of the boards' executive committee," said Mr. LaMay."I am deeply committed to public radio, and intend to carry on ‘XPN's tradition of showcasing musical diversity and programming excellence. It's exciting to join the station as the staff prepares to move to a great new space."

"We're absolutely thrilled to have Roger come on board," said Bruce Warren, program director for WXPN. "Roger is an avid music fan with an eclectic taste in music, and most of all, appreciates our role as a dynamic public radio station."

Mr. LaMay holds an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from Penn, and a B.A. in English from Skidmore College.



  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 20, February 4, 2003