Bellevue College in Bellevue, Wash., has named Dana Buckingham GM of its radio station, KBCS.
Buckingham most recently served as station manager, PD and executive news producer for KVNO-FM at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He produced and anchored weekday morning newscasts and hosted classical music programs.
“I consider it to be an honor and great privilege to be invited to join the dedicated team of broadcast professionals and community volunteers at KBCS. This station is recognized across the nation as a leader in the community radio model of public broadcasting,” Buckingham said in a press release. “The tradition of advocating for a more inclusive America, greater community involvement and promoting social justice has been a hallmark of, and is deeply embedded within, the culture of this station. It is a tradition worth preserving and nurturing and an important educational and cultural component of what makes our community such a great place to live.”
Buckingham started in radio as a news director at a station in Yankton, S.D., and went on to work as a reporter and announcer at several stations over the next seven years.
At KBCS, he succeeds Steve Ramsey, who retired in June after working for the station for 18 years.