WGBH Boston General Manager Phil Redo says he’s retiring in July of 2020. Redo is the manager of WGBH Radio 89.7, 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston, and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station. He’s also been instrumental in building the news department that has become a source of trusted information for the region. WGBH will now begin a search for his replacement.
“Phil has expanded our public service mission, effectively responding to the appetite for public radio in our communities, and substantially increasing the options for audiences through appealing programs and opportunities for engagement with civic leaders, and with one another,” says WGBH President Jon Abbott. “WGBH has benefited enormously from his strategic vision, energy and enthusiasm, and as a result our stations are poised for continued future growth and success.”
“I am so fortunate to lead this team of extraordinarily talented colleagues and to have had a hand in building our stations and a thriving news service for audiences across the region,” says Redo. “I love this work, but after four decades in the business, I’m looking ahead to undertaking some projects of my own. I want to have time to write, and to be an active participant in community life.”