In this episode of Up for Air, Erika Pulley Hayes, President and CEO of 90.7 WMFE | 89.5 WMFV in Orlando, joins NFCB’s Sally Kane and Ernesto Aguilar. From 2005 until her recent departure, Erika Pulley Hayes served the community and public media system at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As Vice President of Radio, she is credited with a string of innovations, including music formats and podcasting initiatives. Then she made a big change, leaving Washington, DC, for Florida. Then the pandemic struck, and she’s been tasked with leading during one of noncommercial media’s most difficult moments.
On Up for Air, Erika Pulley Hayes shares her journey, discussing her new role and how she has had to adapt as a new station leader in this unprecedented time. What prompted her to move into this new phase of her life and career? What has she learned about herself professionally and personally? Hear Erika Pulley Hayes’ story and her work today during this podcast.