Monday, June 11, 2007

NET Radio Names Replacement For Ray Dilley

Nancy Finken, courtesy of NETNancy Finken will be the permanent network manager for NET Radio, Nebraska's NPR station, according to NET General Manager Rod Bates.

Finken has served as NET Radio's programming director/assistant radio network manager for seven years. Previous to that, she was NET's radio news director for eight years Her duties will include scheduling the nine-station public radio network, managing day-to-day operations, developing new programs and planning on-air fund drives.

"We are delighted to have someone with Nancy's experience and talent to lead NET Radio," Bates said in a press release. "I'm confident she is the best possible person for the job."

Finken replaces Ray Dilley, who died in April. He had served as the Radio Network Manager for Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) since 2001. The 67-year-old founded Virginia Public Radio in 1975 and served as its CEO until 1993.

He joined NPR in 1993 to launch its first broadcast service outside the United States. In 1995 he won an award from the Society of Satellite Professionals for innovative use of new technology in establishing that service. He joined NET after serving as General Manager for four years of NPR station WJHU in Baltimore, MD.