Colorado Public Radio hires Texas broadcaster as president
Author: Associated Press - April 6, 2018 - Updated: April 6, 2018
CENTENNIAL — Colorado Public Radio has hired Stewart Vanderwilt as its new president.
Vanderwilt has led public radio organizations for more than three decades, including 18 years as the director and general manager of Austin’s National Public Radio station and The Austin Music Experience, as well as 15 years in various roles at Indiana Public Radio.
He will replace Max Wycisk, who retires at the end of June after leading CPR for more than four decades.
Vanderwilt is credited with transforming Austin’s KUT 90.5 into one of the highest-rated public radio stations in a market of its size.
He also helped launch KUT’s first news department in 2002 and developed “Texas Standard,” a national daily news show broadcast on 29 public radio stations across the state.
CPR has been expanding its news operations in recent years and also operates a classical music station and an independent music station.
In October it named Kevin Dale, formerly the executive in day-to-day charge of news at The Denver Post, as its top news executive.