Travis Hendryx was hired as GM for Smoky Hills PBS in Bunker Hill, Kan.
Hendryx succeeds Larry Calvery, who left the station in July 2020, according to Marketing Director Amanda Smith. Michael Quade, who most recently worked as interim GM, returns to his role as director of broadcasting.
“We are thrilled about having Travis on our Smoky Hills PBS team. He brings new ideas and a great understanding of what Smoky Hills PBS stands for,” said Board Chair Joe Robben in a news release. “I know our station is in good hands with a great leader like Travis.”
Hendryx previously worked as a reporter, photographer and sports editor for the Great Bend Tribune and reporter for the Chanute Tribune in Kansas.
He was also sports information director and public relations officer for Sul Ross State University and held several positions with commercial radio stations KVLF and KALP in Alpine, Texas.
“I would like to thank Joe Robben and the rest of the board for their vote of confidence in selecting me as the next general manager at Smoky Hills PBS,” Hendryx said in the release. “We have an outstanding and talented staff and I’m excited to be working alongside them as we continue to offer quality, local programming to our viewers.”