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Ms. Debra Fraser

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General Manager

KMUW 89.1 Wichita Public Radio
Phone: (316) ***-****  
Email: f***@***.org
3317 E 17Th St N
Wichita , Kansas 67208
United States

Company Description: March 27,1981 - KMUW dedicates Blake Hall, its present home, at 3317 East 17th Street. September 1, 1987 - KMUW increases its power to 100,000 watts, effectively...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science degree , Communications
    University of Texas at Austin
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People | KMUW, 3 Feb 2016 [cached]
Debra Fraser General Manager
Debra Fraser is new to Wichita (July 2014). She came here from her home-town of Houston, where she worked 25 years in public radio.
People | KMUW, 22 May 2014 [cached]
Debra Fraser Announced As KMUW's Next GM
Debra Fraser Announced As ..., 22 May 2014 [cached]
Debra Fraser Announced As KMUW's Next GM
Debra Fraser Announced As KMUW's Next GM
Debra Fraser
Wichita State University joins KMUW in welcoming the station's new General Manager/Director, Debra Fraser. Fraser comes to Wichita from Houston, where she worked in public radio for 25 years. Her most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer and Station Manager of Houston Public Media at University of Houston from 2007 - 2013.
While in the position of COO, Fraser was responsible for leading the directors of the three-station group in news content, marketing, outreach, IT and engineering. She oversaw the combining of radio and TV resources while remaining active on the national public radio scene.
Fraser led strategic development and execution of radio on-air pledge campaigns. She also established internship "labs" for news, music, TV and digital services.
Dr. Tony Vizzini, WSU's Vice President for Academic Affairs stated, "Debra brings a wealth of experience in public radio.
Prior to her position of COO, Fraser worked in various positions within public radio since 1988. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications for Radio, Television, Film.
Bio photo of Debra ..., 13 Nov 2012 [cached]
Bio photo of Debra Fraser
Debra Fraser
Director of Operations & Stations Manager, Houston Public Media
Currently in her 22nd year at Houston Public Media, Debra Fraser serves as the Director of Operations & Stations Manager. She oversees the combined cultural programming and news departments, as well as the station's public information, online initiatives and fundraising through corporate support and individual gifts. As a respected public radio professional, she has brought increased exposure to the city of Houston through associations with NPR, American Public Media, and many other national news and cultural institutions. Working closely with KUHF's senior management team, Ms. Fraser works to serve the Houston community by developing the station's resources with an eye on the issues that face the future of the city and its residents.
Ms. Fraser joined KUHF in 1988 as a news reporter and served as the News Director and Local Host of All Things Considered before stepping into her current position. Throughout her career, she has maintained a commitment to the expansion and enhancement of local programming. Under her leadership, the news staff more than doubled in size and increased the amount of quality, local news coverage. During her career at KUHF she has also spearheaded emergency radio efforts, establishing the station as an emergency alert system provider. Most recently, she worked with the KUHF staff to provide a 24-hour radio resource for Houston residents during Hurricane Ike. In her current role as station manager, Ms. Fraser is responsible for the strategy and implementation of KUHF's major on-air fundraising campaigns, bringing her in contact with a variety of local business leaders and cultural supporters.
As a journalist, Ms. Fraser has covered a wide variety of local, national and international events and produced stories aired nationally on NPR. She currently serves as the President of the Houston Press Club, a local, non-profit organization that raises funds for journalism scholarships and produces a yearly, Texas-based journalism awards program. The Press Club has provided over $300,000 in scholarships to qualified journalism students.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Fraser holds a B.S. in Radio, Television and Film. Early in her career she served as a reporter and news anchor in Georgetown, Texas, where she worked to put a small community in touch with the issues that affect their everyday life.
Ms. Fraser resides in Houston with her husband, Kevin, and her son, Justin.
Email Debra Fraser
Houston Press Club, 12 Aug 2003 [cached]
Debra FraserKUHF-FMDfraser@kuhf.org713-743-1822
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