Beth Arroyo Utterback is a 35-year public media veteran, and WWOZ/New Orleans believes she’s the right person to be the station’s new GM. Utterback comes to WWOZ from her position as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at WYES-TV (PBS). She starts June 1.
Deborah Harkins, President of WWOZ’s board, said, “Beth’s keen sense of understanding of our community, and deep well of experience overseeing station programming, including producing successful series with New Orleans favorites such as the Marsalis family, Louis Armstrong, Preservation Hall, and Chefs Paul Prudhomme and John Besh, not to mention community partnerships with the National WWII Museum, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and others, made it abundantly clear that she was the right choice for this role. She will be a ‘Guardian of the Groove’ in the truest possible way.”