MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Ernesto Aguilar discovered community radio on accident as a teenager. That brush with media informed a career in journalism rooted in creating opportunities for all Americans. As a journalist, author, podcaster, public speaker, radio host and web developer, Aguilar’s work has focused on democracy, inclusion and engagement. Before joining NFCB, Aguilar served radio station KPFT as program director for more than 11 years, counting youth radio, early adoption of social media, an HD Radio parallel programming grid compliment to a renowned FM schedule, and a complete website relaunch among his credits. Before that, he served as KPFT’s co-director of its news department, moving the newscast to an award-winning daily half-hour. Aguilar now manages member station relations for NFCB, which he joined in 2016. In the role, he helps stations bring out the best in local fundraising, programming and operations.