Ameigh to Lead WRVO
as General Manager
professor and staff member Michael S. Ameigh was recently appointed general
manager of WRVO-FM.
Ameigh took over the position at the campus-based National
Public Radio affiliate in November, becoming the third person in its
four-decade history to hold the title.
“I am delighted that Mike Ameigh has agreed to lead this gem
of a station,” said President Deborah F. Stanley, who made the general manger
appointment in late October. “WRVO is a showpiece
for SUNY Oswego, a laboratory for some of our most talented communication
students and one of the many ways our college substantively engages and
enriches the Central Upstate New York community.”
Ameigh currently serves as assistant provost for budget and
operations at the college. He has an extensive background in broadcasting that
includes radio station ownership and management, teaching, corporate and institutional
media consulting and video production services.
“I have a long association with the station as a listener,
contributor and a mentor to many of the staff, who were my students at one
time,” Ameigh said. “WRVO is an institution in Central New
York and one of the best stations in the whole [public radio]
“I’m just delighted to have an opportunity to join this
staff and be a part of that,” he said.
Ameigh said he would like to continue to grow WRVO’s
exemplary community engagement initiatives, like the station-sponsored public
forums. He would also like to create a physical presence in Syracuse, which has a very strong listener
In addition to more community engagement, Ameigh plans to
beef up regionally focused enterprise reporting.
“I have a tremendous respect for the way the station was
managed over the years,” said Ameigh, who succeeds recently retired John Krauss ’71. “If you look at the
station’s success and listener support for the station, it’s an upward trend
“That is a testament to the management and staff,” he said.
Ameigh joined the SUNY Oswego communication studies faculty
in 1990 and has been assistant provost for budget and operations at SUNY Oswego
He will continue to hold that position part time.
Ameigh earned a doctorate in public communication from the S.I. Newhouse
School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. His nature documentaries are
broadcast periodically on public television stations throughout Upstate New
Before coming to Oswego,
Ameigh was a professor and director of telecommunication at St. Bonaventure
University. Previously he owned and operated commercial radio stations in New York and Pennsylvania.
— Julie Harrison Blissert and Shane M. Liebler
Dr. Michael S. Ameigh is the new general manager of WRVO-FM, the campus-based NPR affiliate.
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