David Dial, whose pubcasting career dates to 1970 and who serves as the current Affinity Group Coalition chair, is retiring as president of WNIN in Evansville, Ind., next June.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Dial informed the station's board of directors this week. "The station is financially healthy," he said. "We have a good operation, a talented staff, there are no crises and the equipment is all sound."
In 1970, Dial became the first full-time employee of NPR member station WUSF-FM in Tampa. In 1974 he went to WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., and also spent a year at WXEL-TV in West Palm Beach, Fla., before arriving at WNIN in 1983 as director of broadcasting.
He has served on the PBS Board of Directors, and was vice chair of its Interconnection Committee. Dial is a founding member and past head of the Small Station Association, and in 1994 helped develop PBS Ready To Learn.