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Broadcast Museum Director Ready for Change

DuMont to ask board to hire someone to run the organization

Bruce DuMont is ready for someone else to run the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

DuMont, of the broadcasting-related DuMont family, tells Chicago media blogger Robert Feder that he plans to ask the museum board to hire someone to succeed him in the day-to-day operations as well as sales and marketing tasks.

DuMont tells Feder he plans to continue as president and chief executive officer to focus on fundraising for the museum he incorporated in 1983.

He says while there’s more that he can do for the organization, at 69, he thinks it’s time for someone new to take control and professionalize it. “I’ve been wearing all of the hats. I don’t think for the good of the institution that’s a good idea anymore,” according to the account.

Note: an earlier version of this story misreported Feder’s name as ‘Roger’, rather than ‘Robert.’