Ken Siebert, who has been at the helm at KEMC/Yellowstone Public Radio on an interim basis since 2009, has been named the new general manager.
Montana State University Billings Chancellor Rolf Groseth made the announcement on Monday. The appointment will take effect immediately.
Located on the western edge of the MSU Billings main campus, KEMC/Yellowstone Public Radio provides an important public service function for the university. The station provides news and cultural programming for more than 35,000 listeners residing in Montana and Northern Wyoming.
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Siebert has had a long history with Yellowstone Public Radio and began his work there as a part-time broadcast board operator in 1992. He did media technician work from 1994 to 1999, handling live program production and digital production before doing some new media management work starting in 1999. He created and managed YPR's online services (www.ypradio.org), including the content management, broadcast streaming and online pledging.
In 2009, he became interim general manager and took over day-to-day administrative oversight of the station. He has been directing community outreach and fundraising initiatives as well as working directly with MSU Billings on communications, emergency planning and advancement initiatives.
A graduate of MSU Billings, Siebert earned his degree in English in 1998 and is currently working on his master's degree in public administration.