WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that Debbie Hamlett will be joining the station as its new Executive Director/General Manager, effective October 4. Hamlett has 20 years experience in public media.
Hamlett joins WCMU from Nebraska Public Media, where she held a dual role as Executive Director for the station’s 501c3 Foundation board and Assistant GM/Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Nebraska Public Media in 2014, Hamlett was Development Director at the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences. She has also held roles with Illinois Public Media and South Carolina Educational Television.
Hamlett replaces Jim Rademaker, who recently left WCMU for the General Manager position at WGVU Public Media in Grand Rapids. In the interim, WCMU Station Manager/Program Director Rick Westover has been in charge of the station.