|DecorahNewspapers.com – original post available here
The Board of Directors of 89.1 KPVL Community Public Radio is hosting a farewell reception for Adam Wiltgen, who recently resigned as station manager and is moving to Winona, Minn. to pursue new opportunities.
The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.
“We’re hoping Adam’s friends and fans of KPVL will come out and wish Adam well in his future projects,” board member Rob Hervey said.
The reception is Saturday, June 23, from 3-5 p.m., at the radio station’s Decorah studio (207 E. Water St.)
Wiltgen thanked all the station’s volunteers, members, supporters, and listeners in a recent release, adding “It’s been a very rewarding two years and a pleasure to be a part of rebuilding a such a dynamic, nonprofit community-based organization.”
Over the past two years the station has established itself as a diverse and eclectic, format-free radio alternative. During that time, 45 different community members have been involved in producing on-air shows, news announcements, or sports broadcasts. The station has also developed a reputation for supporting and promoting local and live music.
The nonprofit station’s mission is to “build community, connect people, and communicate the human experience” and Wiltgen encourages listeners and supporters, both new and old, to get more involved in order to ensure the station continues to fulfill that mission.
KPVL Program Director Carl Cooley is promoted to interim general manager while the Board of Directors seeks out a permanent replacement.
A native of southeastern Minnesota, Wiltgen is editor/manager of Driftless Music, a blog and independent promotions company focused on inspired and progressive musicians from the Twin Cities and Driftless Region of the Upper Midwest.