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.

Ways to Connect

A Community Advisory Council meeting will be held at Grafton Library, in the Reigner Room, on the campus of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA on February 15, 2016 at 4:30pm. 

A Community Advisory Council meeting will be held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville, VA on February 15, 2016 at 12pm.

Thank You!

Dec 12, 2015

With just  5 days  of our non-invasive More News, Less Noise December fundraiser, we made the $85,000 goal. Your generosity and support helped us meet that goal well ahead of our Tuesday, December 15 deadline. Thank you!

More News, Less Noise!

Sep 15, 2015

With just 2 hours and 30 minutes of traditional fundraising on Tuesday, September 29, we made the fall $200,000 goal! And over 97.5% of our goal was raised with our "More News, Less Noise" style of fundraising.  Thank you!

Warp Speed Feedback

Apr 15, 2015

Thank you for your support of WMRA's Warp Speed Fundraising campaign.  Please take a minute to complete this survey to help us in our future fund drive efforts.

Thanks,

Al Bartholet

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

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.

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

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

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