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Radio Milwaukee Nabs Public Radio Expert Maxie Jackson as Executive Director

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Maxie Jackson. Photo by Johnette Iris Stubbs

By Paul Marszalek

There are few people who know the public radio system more intimately than Maxie Jackson.

Over the course of some 30 years, Jackson has worked for major players including WNYC/New York and WETA/Washington D.C., and he’s logged time with the little guys, such as the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Heck, he even did what he could to course-correct the troubled Pacifica radio group.

Jackson takes on the role of Executive Director for Radio Milwaukee, coming from New England Public Media where he served as Chief Content Officer.

Said Jackson, “I’ve had the pleasure of serving a diverse portfolio of audiences and organizations, and look forward to bringing those experiences forward in my role as executive director. Radio Milwaukee’s mission of championing music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and community organizations strongly aligns with my passion for using public media to celebrate the nuance and intersectionality found throughout the patchwork of communities across the nation. More directly, public service and institution building are my motivations.”

Jackson started his new role with WYMS and Radio Milwaukee today.

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