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BALANCED BUDGET, FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND A YEAR OF CHANGING LIVES ANNOUNCED AT ANNUAL MEETING OF WQED PITTSBURGH:
Three Elected to the Board of Directors and Ten New Members Ratified For Community Advisory Board

CONTACT: Rosemary Martinelli, 412-622-6433, Rmartine@wqed.org

BALANCED BUDGET, FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND A YEAR OF CHANGING LIVES ANNOUNCED AT ANNUAL MEETING OF WQED PITTSBURGH:

Three Elected to the Board of Directors and Ten New Members Ratified For Community Advisory Board

Pittsburgh, PA—September 30—The WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh Board of Directors tonight at its annual meeting approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2010 for the 55-year-old public broadcaster while also naming key community leaders to its board and community advisory board.

WQED’s annual meeting was held in Studio A, now officially called The Fred Rogers Studio at WQED.

The Board approved a $16 million budget for Fiscal Year 2010 which begins tomorrow, October 1. The conservative budget forecasts a better than break even result for the organization.

“In spite of all the economic challenges this year, we finished in the black with a modest increase in revenue over expenses,” said George L. Miles, Jr., President and CEO of WQED Multimedia. “The Company is strong programmatically, financially and operationally and this is the 10th straight year that we have generated net profits from our operations,” Miles added.

“We produced a new five-year strategic plan that will take us farther into the future than any we have done in the past. We amassed dozens of awards, including three Mid-Atlantic Emmys received just this past weekend. We produced quality programming and launched “OnQ” into its 10th year. We embarked on new strategic community engagement initiatives which put us closer to our viewers and listeners than at any time in the past. WQED changes lives and we mean it,” Miles concluded.

New board members elected to a three-year term tonight were:

- Leonard Stept, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UPMC

- Gilbert Schneider, Group Vice President and CFO, Heinz North America

- Joseph Bute, Managing Director, Gladstone Capital

Richard L. Stover, Managing Principal of Birchmere Ventures remains as chair of the board and Debra Caplan, Senior Vice President of Allegheny GeneralHospital remains as Vice Chair.

Outgoing board members named to the WQED Honor Board were:

- James Maher, Provost and Senior Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

- Kevin McMahon, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

- Kathleen Mulcahy, Independent Professional Glass Artist/Co-Founder of PittsburghGlassCenter

- Sylvia Wilson, Vice President, Allegheny CountyLabor Council

WQED’s Board of Directors also approved ten new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB):

- Dina Clark, Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative

- Ellen Donley, Vice President of Communications Services, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Affiliates

- Dwight Heron, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Shadyside

- Brad Kovaleski, Director of Service Learning, Slippery RockUniversity

- Khari Mosley, Director, Green Economy Initiatives

- Lois Mufuka Martin, Executive Director, Bethlehem Haven

- Curtis Randle El, III, Senior Financial Advisor, PNC Investments

- Rachel Rosen, Clinical Supervisor/Social Worker, Cognitive Dynamic Therapy

- Michael Testa, CEO, Testa Consulting Services, Inc.

- Denise Williams, Executive Director, Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc.

The CAB has no fiduciary responsibility to the organization but is charged with being the eyes and ears of the community for WQED and for sharing insights and feedback on how the station is serving its constituents in the tri-state region.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The employees of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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George Hazimanolis
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412.622.1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

 

Maria Pisano
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412-622-1459
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