KRCC's General Manager Kyle Cunningham has announced that he is stepping down from his position, effective March 6. The announcement comes less than a month after Colorado Public Radio (CPR) entered into a management agreement with Colorado College, which owns KRCC's license, to oversee the station.
"I am seeking to find some balance in my personal and professional life, and to explore new possibilities and opportunities," Cunningham said, citing personal reasons for his departure. He added that CPR asked him to stay, and that he's been impressed with the CPR transition director's approach and advocacy for KRCC staff.
Arriving in 2016 as KRCC's membership manager, Cunningham interacted regularly with supporters and listeners in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.
"Without fail, I found our listeners to be humble, engaged, caring, curious, and brilliant," he said.
Cunningham took on the interim general manager role in early 2019 and was named permanent general manager that September.
"I am grateful to Kyle for his leadership and initiative at KRCC," said Jane Turnis, Colorado College vice president for communications. "Kyle built a strong and successful membership program, always taking time to meaningfully engage with our listeners. He then rose to lead the station's great team and did that with vision and heart."
Cunningham will spend the next several weeks assisting the CPR team to help ensure a smooth transition.
"It has been the honor of my life to serve in my two roles at KRCC," he said. "My sincere hope is that this new direction results in a better service for our listeners."
"Kyle has approached the Colorado College and Colorado Public Radio partnership to operate KRCC proactively and professionally," said Erik Nycklemoe, Senior Transition Director for Colorado Public Radio. "I appreciate all he has done (and will do until he leaves on March 6) to help us prepare for a smooth transition."
Nycklemoe said the position will eventually be filled once the full management transition is complete.