WMNF's station manager Jim Bennett resigns listen09/21/11 Seán Kinane
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The station manager of this radio station, 88.5-FM WMNF, resigned early yesterday morning. Details are still emerging, but Letty Valdes, president of the board of directors of the Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation, said Jim Bennett submitted his letter of resignation several hours after a Monday night board meeting.
"On Tuesday September 20th Jim Bennett resigned his position as station manager for personal reasons and the Board of Directors accepted his resignation. We appreciate Jim's service to the station. Specifically the contributions he made and innovation he brought to the station and we wish Jim well in his future undertaking."
Now WMNF business manager Mercedes Skelton is going to be the interim station manager. What are the ultimate plans for WMNF? Will we be hiring a new station manger?
"Sure. Within the next weeks and months the Board of Directors will be discussing station staffing and also commence a search for a replacement station manager."
Is this going to affect WMNF on air programming or any of our events?
"At this point and time I do not think so. I would not think so at all. I think we will continue programming as it is and everything else. I do want to take a couple minutes to thank our listeners and supporters for all they do for the station."
We attempted to reach former station manager Jim Bennett, but he has not responded by air time.