Jun Reina, CapRadio’s executive VP and GM, will step down later this year, the station announced Wednesday.
The board of the Sacramento, Calif., station announced a nationwide search for Reina’s replacement, which it expects to complete by the end of the year.
“When I was elevated from COO/CFO to General Manager in 2020, we had a lot of irons in the fire and we needed stability and continuity after the retirement of our prior GM,” Reina told Current in an email. “These included our relocation to downtown Sacramento, the construction of a new state-of-the-art performance space, and, of course, getting us through the pandemic. Now that the dust is settling on these things, the Board decided it was time to start a formal search to secure a new leader to take us into the next phase.”
Reina has worked at CapRadio for more than 16 years, first as CFO, then COO/CFO before leading the station. He will stay on as GM while the board conducts its search, he said.
“Under Jun’s leadership, CapRadio experienced unprecedented growth,” Andrea Clark, CapRadio’s board chair, said in a press release. “During his tenure, CapRadio grew from 40 to 125 staffers and from 7 to 13 stations, now covering more than 52% of California counties. He has been a steady hand during the challenging pandemic years, and the Board is grateful for his significant contributions to the station’s growth and talent.”
Reina told Current that he doesn’t know what he will do after leaving CapRadio. He “may consider staying in the system” or moving into “a cultural or racial justice space,” he said.