LaFontaine Oliver | WYPR

lafontaine-oliver-high-resLaFontaine E. Oliver was named president and general manager of National Public Radio station WYPR-FM 88.1.

Oliver will succeed Tony Brandon, who has led the station since 2002.

Oliver will return to Baltimore to assume his new role July 1, having been general manager of WEAA at Morgan State University from 2007 until 2013. Most recently, Oliver was president and general manager of WMFE in Orlando, Florida.

During his tenure at WMFE, Oliver led the development and implementation of a four-year strategic plan that has grown station revenue by 30 percent and nearly doubled market share. Oliver is one of 12 member station managers on the NPR Board of Directors, and serves as president of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists. His experience includes programming, producing, and management roles in commercial, satellite and public radio.

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