Gray named development head at WNIU/WNIJ

Robert Gray
Robert Gray

DeKALB – Northern Public Radio has named Robert K. “Bert” Gray development director.

Gray is a seasoned public and not-for-profit agency administrator and fundraiser. He brings experience in communications, marketing, planning, personnel and project management to the DeKalb-based Broadcast Service consisting of WNIJ (89.5 FM), WNIU (90.5 FM) and NIRIS (Northern Illinois Radio Information Service).

Gray’s proven record of leadership, most recently in the central Illinois public broadcasting community, includes legislative advocacy, intergovernmental cooperation and collaborative community partnerships. 

As development director, Gray oversees all fundraising functions, including individual and business support, planned and estate giving, corporate matching gift programs and vehicle donation.

Gray fills the position recently held by Staci Hoste, who was named Northern Public Radio’s director and general manager in October.

Gray says he looks forward to “helping listeners decide how best to support this great radio resource we have in WNIJ / WNIU / NIRIS.”  

Northern Public Radio is the broadcast service of Northern Illinois University.

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