2009-10-21 / News

WMMT-FM hires general manager

WMMT-FM 88.7, the listener supported community radio station that is part of Appalshop, has hired Marcie Crim as its new general manager. Cheryl Marshall, the former general manager Cheryl Marshall will remain on staff in the new position of operations manager.

"WMMT-FM has a proud history to honor and an exciting future to look forward to," said Crim. "I've fallen in love with the region WMMT serves, the staff, and our wonderful volunteer programmers; I'm happy to be here and will work hard to make sure WMMT thrives and moves smoothly into the future."

A non-commercial programming service supported by listener contributions and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WMMT reaches a potential audience of 500,000 people in eastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia, and southern West Virginia through its main transmitter and several translators. Its programming also can be accessed on the Internet from www.wmmtfm.org. WMMT's programming is created by more than 50 community volunteers.

"As WMMT-FM starts its 25th year on Nov. 26 and Appalshop celebrates its 40th birthday, it is exciting to bring new leadership to the community's radio station," said Appalshop Director Art Menius. "Marcie Crim is a proven fundraiser and a bright, energetic young leader committed to community-based arts. She is a wonderful addition to Appalshop's staff."

Crim has served as director of marketing and development for both the Lexington Ballet (2005-2006) and Actor's Guild of Lexington (2006-2008). More recently, she served as a writer and consultant for the Ford Foundation's Southern Strategy Initiative. Crim has organized events ranging from large Shakespeare Festivals serving thousands to elegant fund raising events serving hundreds. She has been a featured speaker for the Dart Center for Journalism and the Kentucky Association of Independent Schools. Crim was the creator and organizer of UTVS Pieces of Me, part of the larger Until the Violence Stops Kentucky; a two-week long festival for women and girls in August 2007. She founded the photography based non-profit The Lexicon Project, created in 2005 to document the city of Lexington through photography. This led to her selection as ACE W eekly's Bluegrass Model Citizen of the Year.

In addition to her work in marketing and development for non-profit organizations, Crim has worked as a writer and photographer. She is a former community

columnist for the Lexington

Herald-Leader, and a freelance writer and photographer working with

Chevy Chaser Magazine,

Nougat Magazine, Ace

Weekly, W Weekly, and the

GLSO News. She also has been a teacher of writing and photography to women survivors of abuse.

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