Mario Vazquez, president and c.e.o. of KLRN in San Antonio, resigned his position effective Dec. 31.
Vazquez told the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council board at its Dec. 19 meeting that he needed to leave his post to tend to several ill family members.
The board announced his decision in a Dec. 26 statement, adding that members “reluctantly accepted” his resignation.
Vazquez, a former council board member, signed on as executive vice president and station manager in October 2011. He took over leadership of the station in September 2012 from Bill Moll, who retired after 58 years in broadcasting.
Vazquez was the first Latino to head the 50-year-old station, the local Express-News noted in 2012, “and one of the few Latinos to head a PBS station nationally.”