Gordon Bolar | WMUK

Gordon Bolar

Gordon Bolar was WMUK's General Manager from 2011 to 2016. He joined the station in 2006 as Development Director. After retiring as General Manager, Gordon has continued to review theater for WMUK. 

Blog: Partnerships

Dec 18, 2015

As we all prepare to celebrate the Holiday season, I find that WMUK has much to celebrate in the way of our partnerships this year. In fact the achievements WMUK made in 2015 could not have been accomplished without the cooperation of our local partners in the community.

Blog: Thankful

Nov 10, 2015

This November WMUK staff, our members and listeners have much to be thankful for.

One of those is our locally produced program, Grassroots. This music program on Saturday evenings and Sunday morning has featured the best in bluegrass, Americana and acoustic music for more than 37 years.  

Blog: StoryCorps

Oct 26, 2015

From my perspective, one of the most gratifying associations for WMUK over the past few years has been our partnership with StoryCorps. I can’t begin to say enough about the friends that WMUK has made through hosting and participating in StoryCorps initiatives.

  In 2007, I was pleased that WMUK was able to host the StoryCorps Airstream trailer in Bronson Park. We engaged many segments of the community and involved a wide range of individuals in telling and playing some of the stories on our air.

Before I came to work at WMUK several years ago I was aware of what is called a “Driveway Moment”. You might have had this experience- you hear a national or local story, or perhaps a piece of music, that is so riveting you’re sorry you arrived home so soon. You sit in the car and try to remind yourself its time to turn off the engine and go inside- but you can’t. 

A few weeks ago I experienced a brief moment of sadness, followed by a familiar sense of pride.

The day after Julian Bond died, WMUK replayed an interview we had recorded in 2014 with the civil-rights leader. Like millions of Americans, I miss Bond’s rational leadership and mourn his passing.

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