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Kim Willis / WMUK

Western Michigan University's new fundraising chief Tim Terrentine made his pledge to WMUK this morning in a live interview with General Manager Stephen Williams, and urged listeners to donate to the fall fund drive, too.

"I think public radio is one of those places that remains in America where you can have an elevated dialogue about issues," said Terrentine, WMU vice president for development and alumni relations. "The ability to have dialogue and banter about a topic in a respectful, thoughtful way, unfortunately, is not the norm in our media anymore." 

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Stephen Williams will replace WMUK's retiring general manager Gordon Bolar starting July 1st. Since 2011, Williams has served as the general manager for WESM, a public radio station in Princess Anne, Maryland. The station is in collaboration with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Much like WMUK, WESM has a mix of news and music programming. 

WMUK is celebrating 65 years of service to our region, and Bell's is throwing the party! Come celebrate turning 65 with us at Bell's Brewery in downtown Kalamazoo on Wednesday May 18th.

The three finalists for the WMUK general manager position are Anders Dahlberg, Klay Woodworth, and Stephen Williams. All of the finalists will do public presentations. 

Business reporter and Arts & More co-producer Robbie Feinberg has accepted a new job as a reporter with a new education reporting initiative at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Feinberg grew up in New Hampshire and got started in radio through the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Before coming to WMUK, Feinberg wrote feature stories for "City Pages," an alt-weekly newspaper covering Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

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