Ampers, the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations, recently named Hlee Lee-Kron as its new vice president of programming.
The organization also promoted Justus Sanchez from production coordinator to production director.
“The announcements come on the heels of the organization’s two best years at a time when other broadcast companies around the state and around the country are struggling and making cuts,” Ampers said in its announcement.
CEO Joel Glaser was quoted: “Corporations, foundations and government agencies are realizing the importance of connecting with and helping the diverse communities we serve. We partner with these organizations to create custom content that is meaningful, culturally relevant, educational, interesting and entertaining.”
Lee-Kron and Sanchez will oversee a team of approximately 25 contract producers. They both have worked as freelance contractors for Ampers themselves.
They will oversee production of the organization’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund programs such as “Minnesota Native News,” “Native Lights,” “MN90: Minnesota History in 90-Seconds” and “Veterans’ Voices” as well as a number of other programs.
Ampers is an association of 18 community stations in Minnesota. It is not affiliated with Minnesota Public Radio.