Al Bartholet

Executive Director

Al Bartholet was named Executive Director of WMRA/WEMC Public Radio on July 1, 2013. Previously, Al was Executive Director and General Manager of WKSU, Kent State University’s public radio station.  He was promoted to that position in 1999 after serving as WKSU’s Director of Development for 18 years. An invited speaker who has led workshops at public radio conferences in Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Tucson; Portland; New Orleans; and many other cities in the United States, Al also served on the boards of DEI and PRIMA, two national organizations devoted to the advancement of public media. He was awarded grants to support his work in developing new fundraising ideas for WKSU and other public radio stations around the country and recently completed WKSU’s “Sound of the Future” campaign in which he raised more than $3.2 million for digital conversion and other station initiatives.

A 1976 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management, Al was personally recognized in 1999 by Kent State’s Alumni Association when he was honored with the prestigious Special Achievement Award, given to those Kent State graduates who have made a significant impact in their chosen professions.


4:45 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

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Al Bartholet

2:39 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

CAC Meeting - April 16, 2015

A Community Advisory Council meeting is scheduled at the WMRA conference room on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 7:30am to 9:00am.

11:21 am
Wed February 4, 2015

CAC Meeting - Wednesday, February 25

A Community Advisory Council meeting was held at Grafton Library, in the Reigner Room, on the campus of Mary Baldwin College on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

11:11 am
Mon January 26, 2015

CAC Meeting - Thursday, January 29

A Community Advisory Council meeting was held at the WMRA conference room on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:30am to 9:00am.

12:00 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

WMRA 2015 Online Survey

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12:07 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

CAC Meeting - Thursday, September 18

A Community Advisory Council meeting was held at the WMRA conference room on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:00am.

3:22 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Charlottesville Sustainability Summit - June 21

Saturday afternoon, June 21st, WMRA is hosting the next Sustainability Summit in Charlottesville. You are invited to join us at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as we begin to craft the future for WMRA. What goals do you think we should pursue... and how can we get there together?

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12:52 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

CAC Meeting - Thursday, May 15

A Community Advisory Council meeting was held at the WMRA conference room on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:00am.

4:07 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WMRA Sustainability Summit - Staunton

Saturday afternoon, May 17th, WMRA is hosting the second in a series of Sustainability Summits. This is a forum to share your ideas on how our community can sustain the future of WMRA.

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2:53 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

WEMC Listener Survey

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Al Bartholet
Executive Director WEMC & WMRA