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All Classical 89.9 Names Former OPB CEO Maynard Orme Interim Executive DirectorAll Classical 89.9 Names Former OPB CEO Maynard Orme Interim Executive Director
...All Classical 89.9 Names Former OPB CEO Maynard Orme Interim Executive DirectorAll Classical 89.9 KBPS, a non-profit 24-hour classical music station serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, announced today that Maynard Orme -- the former president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) -- has been named as interim executive director of the station. PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - All Classical 89.9 KBPS, a non-profit 24-hour classical music station serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, announced today that Maynard Orme -- the former president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) -- has been named as interim executive director of the station. Orme will work with the station's board to initiate a nationwide search for a permanent executive director to replace Sarah Shelley, the station's former executive director.
"I've always loved 89.9's
music and admired the station and its staff," Orme
said."It will be a real pleasure for me to help 89.9 and its board find a permanent executive director who will keep this wonderful station moving forward."
Orme's career with OPB
began in 1986.Prior to OPB, Orme served as general manager of KTEH, Channel 54 in San Jose, Calif., for 13 years and director of education services at KCET, Los Angeles for five years.He
has also produced various arts and education programs for public television. Orme earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1961.He then received his master's in theater arts (radio & television major) from UCLA in 1967 after serving in the U.S. Army.Orme returned to UCLA to earn his Ph.D. in education in 1978. "We couldn't be happier to have Maynard helping us during this transition," said James Draznin, the nonprofit's board president.
..."Maynard, of course, has been leading the Oregon public broadcasting scene for years, and, naturally, his expertise will be invaluable to us."
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Maynard E. Orme
Chair: Maynard E. Orme, Ph.D., is President Emeritus of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), and was President and CEO from 1986 to 2005.
Prior to OPB, he was with KTEH, San Jose, and KCET, Los Angeles.
Maynard was elected to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board for two terms and is a Founding Trustee and current member of the PBS Foundation Board of Directors.
He currently serves on the boards of White Bird, Poverty Bridge, Native American Public Telecommunications and is an advisory board member of the National Center for Outreach, as well as OASIS.
Maynard is an active member and Past President of the Portland Rotary Club and a founding member of the Portland Police Activities League.
He was most recently Interim President at All Classical Radio (KPBS).
Maynard Orme, ...
Maynard Orme, Ph.D.President & CEO, Oregon Public BroadcastingMaynard E. Orme is currently the President and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting, which includes five television and five radio stations.He has been with OPB since 1986.Prior to assuming this role he was general manager of KTEH/Channel 54 in San Jose, California, for 13 years.Maynard graduated from Fresno High School in 1954.In 1961, he received his Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of California at Berkeley.
After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army
education and in 1967 received his
Masters in Theater Arts (Radio & Television major) from UCLA.In 1978 he earned his Ph.D. in Education from UCLA.Maynard served on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board from 1984-90, serving two years as Vice Chair, and was re-elected to the PBS Board in 1999.He is also a founding member of the PBS Foundation Board which was chartered in 2004.He is a current member and served as Chair of the Organization of State Broadcast Executives (OSBE) from 1993-1995.Additionally, he served on America's Public Television Stations (APTS) Board of Directors from 1992-1998, and served as the Vice Chair for two years.Maynard also served on the Council for the National Forum for Public Television Executives which dissolved in 2004.He was also a member of the Oregon Ed-Net Board of Directors from 1987 to 1997.
In 1998, Maynard
was recruited to serve on the board of Pacific Islanders in Communication (which ended in 2001), and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc.Maynard joined the Portland Rotary Club in 1987 and served as President from 1994-95.He was a member of the San Jose Rotary Club until 1986. Maynard has two daughters, one is a graduate of UCLA and working in the Los Angeles film industry, and the other is a teacher in California.Maynard is an avid train collector and has been collecting trains since boyhood.His
other hobbies include jogging, photography, music and drums.
Maynard's passion is education and he
believes that education and the application of that knowledge in a work or personal environment is the key to constant learning, which is the ultimate key to success and satisfaction in one's life.
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