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Public Media Veteran Joshua Jackson Is WRTI 90.1's New Associate General Manager for Content

Amy Pearman
Joshua Jackson

WRTI is proud to announce that Joshua Jackson has been hired to lead content and programming across its varied platforms as the station’s associate general manager for content. Jackson brings over 20 years of experience as a broadcaster and producer, creating and delivering music to both local and national audiences.

"Josh is a serious music lover as well as a believer in the power of public media to champion music in the everyday lives of listeners,” says Bill Johnson, WRTI’s general manager. “His passion for WRTI’s mission and excitement to serve our community make him a superb addition to our team. His demonstrated success as a content visionary, producer, and broadcaster will help us develop and pursue new content opportunities while always honoring our roots in radio.”

Jackson has a keen eye for talent and content creation. As vice president for content at WBGO, he served as executive producer and co-founder of the nationally syndicated program Jazz Night in America, hosted by Philadelphia’s own Christian McBride. The program is currently the most widely distributed jazz program in the country.

He currently serves as program director and content manager for WVTF, where he oversees WVTF Music and RADIO IQ, serving the public with news, classical music, and jazz. In that role he has both expanded and diversified programming to listeners in Virginia while growing the audience substantially.

Talking about his new role at WRTI, Jackson says, “My goal has always been to attract, build, engage, and inspire audiences. I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for classical music and jazz as an ambassador for WRTI. Philadelphia is one of the nation’s greatest cities for the arts, and I can’t wait to build on WRTI’s momentum as a leading public service for music discovery.’”

Jackson begins his tenure at WRTI on April 13, 2020. He will oversee all of WRTI’s music, arts, and news programming, live music and studio production, and digital services and platforms. As a member of the senior team, Jackson will help guide WRTI’s strategic direction in these exciting times for public media music stations.