WMFE gets new CEO from CPB in Washington
The vice president of radio at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington will be the new president and CEO at 90.7 WMFE and sister public radio station 89.5 WMFV.
Erika Pulley-Hayes will assume her new role Jan. 13. The radio stations’ board of trustees announced her appointment Wednesday.
WMFE is conducting its fall silent drive with the goal of raising $350,000.
The station said Wednesday it’s about 70% of the way to the goal with about two weeks to go.
Pulley-Hayes succeeds LaFontaine
Oliver, who led the station since 2013 and returned to Baltimore in July to guide public radio station WYPR.
“WMFE|WMFV provides an important service to Central Florida, and this is an incredible opportunity to build upon the quality journalism and programming this organization delivers to the community,” PulleyHayes said in a statement. “I am very excited to join this team and continue working to enhance the local service that engages audiences across platforms.”
Since 2005, she has worked at
CPB, the nonprofit overseeing the federal government’s investment in public media.
CPB supports more than 1,500 locally owned public TV and radio stations.
Pulley-Hayes has developed initiatives to sustain and advance the public radio system across new platforms and through new business opportunities. She has managed daily operations, financial administration and grant programs.
“We are excited to welcome Erika Pulley-Hayes to Central Florida,” WMFE|WMFV Board
Chair Anne E. Kelley said in a statement. “She is uniquely positioned to continue her record of driving innovation, now on the local level, and to further our stations’ mission to engage new communities, both on our terrestrial airwaves as well as our growing number of digital platforms.”
Pulley-Hayes has an MBA and an MS in nonprofit management from the University of Maryland University College.
She also holds a BA from William Paterson University in her home state of New Jersey. She has two adult sons.
total agreement with the writer who disagrees with the “title” gentleman. I cringe every time I hear a criminal, i.e. rapist, robber, killer, or anyone else who commits crimes of violence or other crimes referred to as a gentleman.
the dilemma about school start times. The lack of common sense on behalf of the school board is mind boggling. The students are too tired to start school that early? Here’s a crazy thought…go to bed earlier!
at the drivers in newer model, sometimes very expensive vehicles — which are obviously are equipped with Bluetooth capability — still driving around with a cellphone being held to their ear with one hand. Not only is this unlawful, it’s also more distracting and dangerous to themselves and others. Come on, people! Sync your precious cellphones to your car Bluetooth and go hands free! If you can’t spare two minutes to do this, take it to the dealer where you paid large sums of money for all the latest technology and they’ll be glad to do it for you.
that nearly all the local female TV anchors think they have to add “extensions” to their hair. Show some originality, instead of joining the clone club!