Jim Rademaker

Central Michigan University has named Jim Rademaker Interim General Manager of WCMU Public Media. The appointment comes following former WCMU general manager Ken Kolbe’s announcement that he was joining WGVU in Grand Rapids as their general manager.

Rademaker joined WCMU in December 2015 as director of development and community engagement. He was promoted to assistant general manager of WCMU Public Media in November, 2017. Prior to joining WCMU, Rademaker served in several capacities at WGVU from 2002 until joining WCMU.

“WCMU Public Media has several exciting initiatives underway that will advance the educational, entertainment and public services we provide,” Rademaker said. “Public broadcasting is much more than the programming you enjoy. Our success is measured on being a part of the communities we serve and addressing issues in our neighborhoods.”

Kolbe leaves WCMU after nearly five years as general manager.

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