Greg Capogna, executive director of WDIY in Bethlehem, Pa., will retire next year, the station announced Wednesday.
He will retire in February after five years leading the community station.
“After a lifetime in commercial radio, I came to WDIY to embrace Community Public Radio and build on our leading community reputation,” Capogna said in a press release. “I feel good about what we have achieved, and it is time for me to enjoy some family time in New Orleans and hand over a highly successful organization to new leadership.”
Under his leadership, the station introduced a new mobile app and increased the power of its broadcast signal, according to the release.
“Greg has transformed our station,” WDIY board chair Karen El-Chaar said in the release. “We have a solid financial base and award-winning programs heard in more places than ever. In addition, our music and community programming has never been more vital. He kept us on the air during the pandemic with remote program production and securing additional funding. He leaves us in a powerful position to continue to grow our audience, broaden our programming, and support our mission.”
The station has begun the search for Capogna’s replacement and plans to announce a new leader by February.