Atlanta, Ga.: WABE 90.1 is pleased to announce Christine Dempsey as the new vice president of radio. As vice president of radio, Dempsey will oversee and coordinate the operational activities, programmatic strategies and administrative and business functions for PBA’s radio division, which includes WABE 90.1 the station’s streams and its HD channels. Other responsibilities include leading the development of affiliations and partnerships that enhance operations and content initiatives.
Dempsey has served in multiple roles in her 15+ years at WHYY in Philadelphia, most recently as vice president, chief content officer leading the strategic implementation and planning and development of all content produced and/or acquired for all WHYY platforms. She oversaw the TV and radio operations staff, executive producers, the online staff and the “Fresh Air” team of Danny Miller and Terry Gross.
“Christine is a tremendous leader,” said Wonya Lucas, President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta. “Her deep experience in broadcast news, digital media, newsroom management and strong leadership within the public media industry make her the perfect person to build on the strong work of the WABE News team.”
Dempsey began her career at WHYY in 1999 as a producer for 91FM’s “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.”Prior to joining WHYY, Dempsey worked with WDIY in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; WNYC in New York City; and WMCA in New York. She has been recognized with industry awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as the Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists and the Pennsylvania Associated Press.
WABE 90.1 is part of Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA). Together with PBA30TV and Atlanta PlanIt, the PBA staff brings NPR news, PBS programming, music, arts and cultural information to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools, in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of our operation at every level, from children to adults.