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RTRFM welcomes new General Manager Karen Lee

4 Dec

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RTRFM would like to officially announce the appointment of Karen Lee as the station’s new General Manager.

Lee comes to the station with many years of experience in creative industries working in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors across music touring and events, arts and community projects, and business management. Lee has been a long standing advocate for artists’ rights and local culture.

Taking the helm as the oldest FM station in the state enters its 42nd year, Lee is looking forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that are emerging in the music and arts sectors.

“We’re living in such a dynamic and invigorating time for audio content makers, story-tellers, and music selectors,” says Lee. “I’m determined to make sure that RTRFM and all the people who give the station its unique identity and quality can capitalise on the many opportunities available. With the right strategy, innovation, and partners, all our rich and varied local action can reach global audiences and be part of a vibrant international exchange of stories, sounds, and ideas. What a terrific time to be taking the helm!”.

RTRFM Chair Rewi Lyall added, “’We’re all excited to get 2019 underway with her new energy and ideas driving our strategy to become a leading community digital content production company in Australia.”

The community station is home to 48 specialty music and talks programs, presented by over 350 volunteer presenters and is dedicated to showcasing West Australian artists and stories as it continues to develop the scope and delivery of its content.

Lee states, “I’m so excited that I’ll be looking after both old friends and new aspirations for the station’s future at such an interesting moment in audio creation”.

Lee will officially take over as GM in the new year replacing Stu MacLeod who stepped down in November to take a role with Fairbridge Festival.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.