Interlochen Public Radio
has a new general manger, Sally Eisele.
She comes to northern Michigan from Chicago's WBEZ, where she was the managing editor. Eisele has more than 30 years of experience in radio, including helping evolve WBEZ from traditional broadcast to Chicago Public Media, a multi-platform media organization including digital channels and national podcasts and programs like "Serial" and "This American Life."
That experience is what drew IPR to hire Eisele, as they plan to task her with leading a similar transition here, says Interlochen Center for the Arts President Jeffrey Kimpton.
"Interlochen's vision for the future is comprehensive audience participation through enhanced digital content that transforms public radio to public media," he says. "With Eisele's expertise and direction, Interlochen looks to build a rich, multi-platform experience on top of its strong foundation of local public broadcasting."
It's a return to Michigan for Eisele, who studied journalism at Michigan State University and first started in the media field at WKAR in East Lansing. Her other roles have included managing editor of the Michigan Public Radio Network, and senior producer at KQED in San Francisco. She says in the announcement that she's also a longtime northern Michigan vacationer, and looks forward to returning to the area on a more permanent basis.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Interlochen Public Radio