September 12, 2017

WBAA announces Richard Miles as new general manager

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Richard Miles, an experienced member of the public broadcasting community, Tuesday (Sept. 12) begins his tenure as general manager of Purdue University’s public radio station, WBAA

With 29 years of experience in public radio management, Miles has previously served as the chair of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations and has held such senior positions as vice president of interactive media and content strategy and vice president of audio services and TV programming at WFYI Indianapolis.

Miles also has a background in higher education, having worked for the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System at Indiana University and public radio stations at his alma mater, Butler University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in radio and television.

Miles is proud to join the Purdue community, where he has worked with the College of Engineering on public radio specials in 2009 and 2010, as well as on a recent collaborative project between WBAA and WFYI.

“I am looking forward to joining the very talented team at WBAA to help contribute to the station's remarkable record of service to Purdue and the communities of west-central Indiana,” Miles says.

WBAA-AM is Indiana’s longest continuously operating radio station and provides news, information, public affairs and music to its listeners. WBAA-FM, which reaches Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, provides a mix of classical music and fine arts programming. Streaming is also available via the station’s website at wbaa.org. 

Source: Richard Miles, miles56@purdue.edu

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