David Gordon retired Friday as president and general manager of National Public Radio member station 89.3 WRKF-FM in Baton Rouge.
WRKF board member Cyril Vetter, a former owner of WVLA-TV and 100.7 FM, will serve as interim president and general manager while the board goes through an executive selection process.
Gordon has served in the position since 2006.
“David has devoted 10 years to improving WRKF’s service to its listeners, members and underwriters,” Rodney Braxton, chairman of WRKF’s board said. “His dedication to the station has allowed us to provide the highest quality of news and entertainment.”
During his tenure at WRKF, Gordon led its transition to an all-news format on weekdays; launched Capitol Access, original daily coverage of Louisiana politics and government and its statewide distribution; and started WRKF’s annual Founders Luncheon event.
No programming changes are planned, officials said.
“It’s been an honor and privilege to work with the members, staff and underwriters of WRKF who are committed to providing excellent information and entertainment. I am proud of the work we’ve done together over the last decade,” Gordon said.
The nonprofit NPR member station provides local, national and international programming to more than 47,000 area listeners.