William Drake

Station Manager

Bill has more than 25 years of public radio experience. Before joining WRVO he was Program Director for Northern Public Radio, WNIU and WNIJ, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Bill is chief administrator of program strategies, working with WRVO staff on development, fundraising and special projects, and providing general leadership for audience growth.  If you have questions about anything you hear on WRVO, please contact Bill by calling (315) 312-3690 or emailing anytime.

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Richard Howard

From Station Manager Bill Drake:

I have been working in public radio, in some way, since the mid-1980s. Since that time, I have never known public radio without “Car Talk.” But, alas, all good things must come to an end. As of October, "The Best of Car Talk" will leave the WRVO schedule.

Everyone at WRVO Public Media sends out a big "Thank you!" to the hundreds listeners who supported us during our recently-completed spring fundraiser. It began with a great response to Foneless February, which allowed us to eliminate several days of the on-air drive last week. We exceeded our on-air goal of $75,000 by about 10 percent. Together with Foneless February, you helped us raise more than $115,000 -- a terrific total for a spring drive -- which we'll use to help pay for the news and entertainment you hear every day.