WBGO Names Amy Niles New President and CEO
Leading jazz radio station WBGO 88.3 FM has announced the promotion of Amy Niles to president and chief executive officer. Niles, 54, will be the fourth president in the station’s 35-year history, replacing retiring president Cephas Bowles.
Niles joined the Newark, New Jersey-based station in 2006 as senior vice president and chief operating officer and, last year, took over the station as acting president. She also serves on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s transition team for Arts and Culture.
Among Niles’ contributions to WBGO during her tenure are financial and programmatic joint ventures with corporations, foundations and non-profits, including NJPAC, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Gateway Center Newark.
Her appointment was announced by Stephen N. Ifshin, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio, Inc., licensor of WBGO.
“Amy has the leadership skills and dedication to guide WBGO and fulfill its mission as the global voice of jazz,” said Ifshin.
Niles will continue to push the station in new directions. “I’m incredibly enthusiastic about the future,” said Niles. “I know that as WBGO’s reach and influence grows, we will continue to undertake and achieve great things.”
More information is posted at wbgo.org.