New Interim Executive Director, Bernard Duncan
Pacifica Foundation Radio has just appointed Bernard Duncan to serve as the network’s Interim Executive Director while a search is underway for a permanent replacement.
Duncan has managed Pacifica Station KPFK in Los Angeles for the past three years. Prior to that, he worked in radio and television broadcasting for 20 years in his native New Zealand, first as an on-air presenter and news anchor, then as a Program Director, then a Network Manager. He went on to spend 8 years in management positions at NZ On Air – the New Zealand funding agency that does similar work to the US’s Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For two years, he served as NZ On Air’s Acting Chief Executive, where he managed a budget of a more than $100 million.
“Bernard Duncan knows his way around this organization, cares about Pacifica’s Mission, and he’s worked everywhere from behind a microphone to inside the executive offices”, said Margy Wilkinson, Chair of the Pacifica National Board.”What Pacifica needs right now is a skilled manager who can hit the ground running, and I’m very pleased Bernard’s taken us on.”