Unveiling the Visionary Voice: Exploring the Impact of LaFontaine E. Oliver in Public Radio

Join host Rob Lee in this captivating episode of "The Truth In This Art" as he sits down with LaFontaine E. Oliver, a veteran radio executive and the esteemed president and CEO of Your Public Radio (WYPR) in Baltimore. Oliver, who has led NPR member stations in both Baltimore and Orlando, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the conversation.

In this insightful interview, we delve into:
  • Leading Public Radio: Explore Oliver's role as the president and CEO of WYPR, one of Baltimore's prominent NPR member stations. Gain insights into his leadership strategies and his vision for the station's growth and community impact.
  • A Veteran Radio Executive: Learn about Oliver's extensive experience in leading NPR member stations, including his previous role in Orlando. Discover the challenges and triumphs he has encountered throughout his career and how they have shaped his approach to public media.
  • Nurturing Community Engagement: Delve into Oliver's dedication to fostering community connections and engagement through public radio. Explore his initiatives to ensure that WYPR serves as a vital resource for diverse communities in Baltimore and beyond.

Don't miss this enlightening conversation with LaFontaine E. Oliver, where we unravel the inner workings of leading public radio in Baltimore, explore the impact of community engagement, and gain valuable insights into the future of public media.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

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Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
LaFontaine E. Oliver
LaFontaine E. Oliver
President and CEO of New York Public Radio (@WNYC, @WNYCStudios, @Gothamist, @WQXR, @TheGreeneSpace) | RTs & Likes ≠ endorsements.
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