Emil Moffatt and Molly Swietek, familiar faces at WKU, are now in leadership roles at WKU Public Broadcasting.
Moffatt, local host of All Things Considered in 2013-14, has returned to WKU Public Radio as station manager. His new duties also include overseeing operations for WKU’s student station, WWHR 91.7.
Moffatt’s news experience includes a year at Nashville Public Radio and three years at WBAP radio in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, Moffatt was a minor league baseball play-by-play announcer in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington.
“I am thrilled to be back at WKU Public Radio,” Moffatt said. “There are a lot of talented people here and I feel we have the resources and the community support to do great things in the coming months and years. Having a source for high-quality news, music and entertainment on the radio is essential to any city. For years, that source has been WKU Public Radio and I’m dedicated to making sure that commitment not only continues, but grows as well.”
Swietek, who was Associate Director in WKU’s Office of Sponsored Programs, has joined WKU Public Broadcasting as Development Manager. She is responsible for providing leadership in achieving fundraising goals for WKU Public Radio and WKU-PBS.
Swietek has seven years of grants administration experience as well as experience in non-profit management, marketing and public relations, and financial planning. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from WKU and a master’s degree from Tennessee Technological University.
“I am looking forward to engaging with the community and becoming a strategic partner with our supporters as we work to sustain the high-quality programming and services of WKU Public Radio and WKU-PBS,” Swietek said.
David Brinkley, Director of Public Broadcasting, said he was excited to add Moffatt and Swietek to the staff.
“Both Molly and Emil have critical skills necessary for us move forward in this complex and changing media environment,” he said. “Also, they each possess qualities that will greatly benefit the students that work within WKU Public Media and attend WKU.”
Contact: David Brinkley, (270) 745-2400