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Jackson to Head Up NFCB

He replaces Carol Pierson

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters named Maxie Jackson as its new president and CEO.

Maxie C. Jackson III will replace Carol Pierson, who is retiring, as announced earlier. Jackson will assume his duties in January. NFCB consists of stations, producers and others involved in community radio

Jackson is senior director of program development at New York Public Radio/WNYC, where NFCB said he has been “involved in strategic planning for national and local programming, outreach and audience development efforts and new media and marketing initiatives.”

He helped the launch of “The Takeaway,” an effort to create a national morning drive program to attract and engage audiences of color. He’s also a former radio program director for WETA(FM) in Washington and acting general manager of WEAA(FM) in (Baltimore).

He is involved in groups including The Development Exchange, Eastern Region Public Media, the Association of Independents in Radio and the Program Director Advisory Group of Public Radio International.