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Radio Milwaukee Names Jackson as New Leader

WYMS brings in “a public media powerhouse”

Maxie C. Jackson III is the new executive director of WYMS(FM), non-commercial 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

The station’s board conducted a national search after Kevin Sucher resigned last winter after less than two years in the job. Danae Davis, a former board president, has served as interim executive director.

Jackson is former chief content officer for New England Public Media who also has consulted and was a leader of Pacifica Foundation and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He also served in executive roles at public radio stations He has also worked in executive roles at several major public station.

Erickajoy Daniels, chair of the executive director search committee, called him “a public media powerhouse” with experience in management, content and audience development experience in radio, television, digital and live events.

Radio Milwaukee launched in 2007. Its music format includes at least one song by a Milwaukee artist each hour as well as short stories called “Uniquely Milwaukee.” An urban alternative format called HYFIN airs on its HD2 channel and online. An all-Milwaukee music channel,, is carried on HD3 and online. 

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