WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed August 21, 2013
Peter Bryant Leaving WKU Public Radio for Job at Wisconsin Public Radio
This is a very bittersweet week for us here at WKU Public Radio. We're saying good-bye to someone who has been, in many ways, the heart and soul of our operation.
Station Manager Peter Bryant is leaving us to become the program director at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison. His final day here is Friday.
To our listeners and supporters, Peter is someone you've come to know during our on-air fundraising efforts, community events, and messages that air throughout the day. To those of us working here, Peter is also someone who has taken on the major challenges facing public radio with intelligence, sincerity, wit and more than a little humor.
Peter is a 1982 graduate of WKU and worked for WKU Public Radio shortly after we first signed on the air. Later, he left for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and became music director there.
In 1998, Peter returned to Bowling Green and WKU Public Radio, with his wife, Karla, and son, Thomas.
"Leaving is bittersweet, of course," Peter said. "It’s meant a lot to be back in my home town, working for a service that contributes so much to this region. This new opportunity was too good to pass up, though, and as it turns out we’ll be moving to my wife’s home town. It’s all fallen into place nicely.”
As someone who has had the pleasure of working with Peter for 14 years, I can't say enough about what he has meant to us--as a staff--and all he has done to encourage us to have fun, create great work, and be an integral part of our community.
He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Please join us in wishing Peter, Karla, and Thomas the very best as they head off to Madison! --Kevin Willis