Mike Savage is the General Manager of WBAA at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The station has a rich history and tradition dating back nearly 100 years. As General Manager, Mike directs WBAA's three channels; News on AM 920, Classical/News on 101.3FM and Jazz on 101.3 FM HD2.
In addition to his role at WBAA, Mike currently serves on nonprofit boards including NPR, Public Radio in MidAmerica (PRIMA) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). At NPR, Mike holds positions on the Audit, Distribution/Interconnect and Strategic Planning Committees. In Indiana, he is involved in several collaborative initiatives with stations including regional hosting, regional journalism and digital news. Mike also provides public media consulting services to a variety of organizations and stations.
With more than 20 years of public media experience at stations in Georgia, Utah, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, Mike has been honored broadcasting awards by the Society for Professional Journalists and Associated Press. His managing philosophy is centered in character-based leadership principles including team-building, empowerment and collaboration.
Mike holds a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Miami University, Ohio and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Georgia State University.