New Station Manager
Welcome Janet Bro, the newest member of the Radio Free Minturn family
Fly the Jolly Roger. The ship of musical pirates at Radio Free Minturn has a captain.
Please welcome new station manager Janet Porter Bro, who made a lifelong career in public and commercial radio. Now in retirement, she brings her considerable knowledge and expertise to our family.
“We are delighted to have Janet join our team,” said Board President Alex Griffin. “Her decades of radio experience will enable us to expand how we serve the community. She is a perfect fit for public radio, and Radio Free Minturn as a whole.”
Bro brings considerable knowledge in broadcasting, media management, and advertising.
She owned and operated radio stations in Illinois before a detour through corporate America that ended with a celebrated stint as Regional Vice President of Verizon Communication. Bro retired and purchased a home in Edwards in 2010 to ski, hike and experience the valley. But friends coaxed her into leaving retirement to lead operations with their new venture, USA Radio. Since then, she has served as Chief Operating Officer of nine radio stations that provide news and programming to 400 outlets across the country. She plans to semi-retire from the position in January to focus on the Radio Free Minturn gig.
“I’m excited to take the helm at Radio Free Minturn,” Bro said. “We want to take the station to the next level and make it a real force in the Valley. I’ll be working with volunteers and the board, as well as those valued individuals and businesses who make RFM possible through their contributions.”
Bro also said that expanding the all-volunteer disc jockey crew and organizing the annual fund drive will be her first actions as station manager.