BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Monday, March 18, 2019
That the Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Gary M. Shivers
News Director and Program Director, KANU (1968-1975)
Founding Program Director and General Manager, WUNC-FM (1975-1990)
Host, “Gary Shivers on Jazz,” (1978-1990)
General Manager, KMUW (1990-1993)
We will long remember with gratitude Gary’s leadership and passionate advocacy for public media, his community outreach and his work on behalf of public media regional and national initiatives, which made a lasting difference in communities across North Carolina and in Kansas City, Missouri.
Gary served as news director and program director of KANU at the University of Kansas before becoming the founding program director and general manager of WUNC-FM, where he shared his love of jazz music every Saturday morning on the syndicated public radio program “Gary Shivers on Jazz.” Gary went on to serve as general manager of KMUW at Wichita State University and also served on the NPR Board of Directors and as president of both the Public Radio Research Consortium as well as the Southern Educational Communications Association for Public Radio. In his capacity as a trusted public radio consultant for CPB, he worked with more than 50 public radio stations.
Gary will be remembered for his accomplishments, his leadership, his service to communities, his love of jazz, and his many friendships across public media.
We share the sorrow of Gary’s public media family across the country at his passing and extend our deepest sympathies to his extended family.