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88Nine Radio Milwaukee has hired Kevin Sucher as its new executive director.

Radio Milwaukee taps Sucher as new director

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88Nine Radio Milwaukee announced Thursday that it has hired local entertainment management professional Kevin Sucher as its new executive director.

Sucher, a Milwaukee native, has worked with artists like Eric Benét, David Foster, Train, The Tenors and Michelle Branch as a recording and sound engineer, producer and manager.

"While rooted in Milwaukee, Kevin brings connections and innovative ideas drawn from his national music industry experience," Radio Milwaukee Board President Juli Kaufmann said in a statement.

"He is an inclusive leader who brings fresh perspective to enhance our already exceptional team. We are thrilled to advance our mission under Kevin's leadership."

As executive director, Sucher will lead the non-profit organization and manage the operations of the station. In order to help ensure a smooth transition, Sucher and outgoing Executive Director Glenn Kleiman will spend a month working together.

"The organization's commitment – especially at this critical time – to creating a more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee by connecting us through music is something I'm incredibly passionate about," said Sucher in the statement.

Sucher has more than 20 years experience in the entertainment business and has been nominated for three Grammy awards.

He is also in a band called The Docksiders.

Radio Milwaukee board began an extensive national search for a new executive director in October after Kleiman announced he planned to depart the station after four years.


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