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Mark Vogelzang

President & CEO

Mark Vogelzang was the President and CEO of Nevada Public Radio from March 2022 until his retirement in early October 2023.

Prior to arriving at KNPR, he’s been in long tenures at various public radio and FM radio stations in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and New England regions. He was a Program Director and Radio Manager at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia from 1984 to 1993. Mark then served as President and CEO of Vermont Public Radio for 16 years from 1993 to 2009. He was elected to the National Public Radio’s Board of Directors for seven years, and was the Executive Director of the NPR Foundation in 2009. He became the station manager at WBFO-FM, the NPR station in Buffalo, New York, from 2009-2011.

His second public radio stop was at Maine Public Radio, where he had a decade-long tenure as President and CEO from 2011 to 2021. Mark launched a new, dedicated platform for classical music—both to bring more NPR News on Maine Public Radio, but also to expand the breadth of performing arts to the state. The Maine Public Classical Radio service was born in 2016, and in 2021 celebrated its five-year anniversary with seven FM stations across Maine. Mark was Maine Public’s guide, oversaw the development and launch of a new name and brand position for the station—from MPBN to Maine Public.

Before all that proven track record, his broadcasting career started at college radio station in Dordt University in Iowa, where we received his BA degree. He has five adult children and a number of grandchildren. Mark serves on several nonprofit boards, is a serious amateur photographer, and enjoys cycling the backroads and hills from Acadia to Red Rocks.