Radio Milwaukee appoints Maxie Jackson executive director

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Radio Milwaukee announced Wednesday that it has named Maxie Jackson as executive director. 

Jackson (Photo: Joyce Skowyra)

Jackson replaces Kevin Sucher, who resigned in January. 

Jackson, who most recently served as CCO at New England Public Media, began in the role Wednesday. 

“Maxie is a public media powerhouse,” said Erickajoy Daniels, chair of the Radio Milwaukee executive director search committee, in a press release. “From programming to management to audience development, he brings comprehensive and national experience to the role of executive director. Our board of directors is thrilled to be bringing Maxie to Milwaukee and looks forward to the impact he will have on the organization and the city at large.”

Jackson previously led the Pacifica Foundation and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He has also worked in executive roles at WCPN in Cleveland, WNYC in New York, WEAA in Baltimore and WETA in Washington, D.C. 

“I’ve had the pleasure of serving a diverse portfolio of audiences and organizations and look forward to bringing those experiences forward in my role as executive director,” Jackson said in the release. “Radio Milwaukee’s mission of championing music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and community organizations strongly aligns with my passion for using public media to celebrate the nuance and intersectionality found throughout the patchwork of communities across the nation. More directly, public service and institution building are my motivations.”

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