Mark Vogelzang will lead Nevada Public Radio

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Mark Vogelzang will join Nevada Public Radio in Las Vegas this month as its new president and CEO.

Vogelzang (Photo: Kevin Brusie)

Vogelzang, a veteran public radio manager and fundraiser, recently served as interim GM and CEO of Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville, N.C. He retired from Maine Public in June after a decade as president and CEO of the network. 

At Maine Public, Vogelzang expanded the radio network’s classical music offerings and led a rebrand in 2016 that increased audience outreach. Before joining Maine Public, Vogelzang worked as station manager for WBFO during its merger with WNED in Buffalo, N.Y.

Vogelzang is a former NPR board member and fundraiser. He served on the board of directors from 2001–08 and became executive director of the NPR Foundation in 2009.

At Nevada Public Radio, he succeeds Jerry Nadal, a former chair of the station’s board. Nadal took over leadership of the station in September 2019 after the board discovered it was on the brink of financial collapse. By 2021, Nadal reported that the station’s finances had stabilized, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“The board and I are confident that Mark is the right person to build on the momentum started by Jerry Nadal and his team,” said Richard Dreitzer, board chair of Nevada Public Radio. “Mark brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, and we’re lucky to have him as our next CEO.”

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