Courtesy of KFAI Daniel Banks
After months of a really thorough and nationwide seek for KFAI’s subsequent common supervisor,the Board of Administrators introduced the hiring of Daniel Banks as the following station chief. He willstart Monday, August 3.
Banks involves KFAI with a background in cultural nonprofits, native radio, and fosteringcommunity. Initially from Boston, Massachusetts, he grew up listening to the distinctive combine ofprograms coming from the abundance of the faculty and neighborhood radio stations within the metropolis.
These models impressed him to launch his personal present on WBOR 91.1 FM as soon as at BowdoinCollege in Brunswick, Maine. His funding on this program—“the best hour of his week, everyweek”—impressed him to affix the station’s workers, holding positions as a music director and concertdirector earlier than lastly ascending to the workplace of station supervisor.On this place, Banks discovered that the ability of radio to attach folks and communitieswas one completely worth pursuing.
Parallel to this expertise at WBOR, Banks exercised his lively ardour for the humanities withwork throughout the cultural sector in museums, music venues, and volunteer communityorganizations. Culminating with a Fulbright grant in Berlin, Germany, the place he investigated thearts scene and wrote for a music publication, this connection to the humanities is one thing that Banksfeels is inseparable from his spirit.
KFAI hopes to reap the advantages of Bank’s urge for food for the humanities and reassert the station’s age-old place within the Twin Cities’ cultural scene.
“We had a very talented pool of applicants for this position and were excited to thoroughlyvet our long list of prospective candidates,” mentioned Board President Jacque Pokorney. “We areexcited to offer Daniel this position of General Manager at KFAI. To us, he represents our hopefor the future of KFAI, honoring our past but also looking to our future vision in the Twin Citiesmedia and music scene.”
—Info and picture offered by KFAI.
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