Mike Savage

General Manager

Mike Savage is the General Manager of WBAA at Purdue University.

Mike is recognized as a leader in national public broadcasting circles.  He advocates for federal and state funding, provides a national voice for needs and challenges of stations of all sizes and he consults with other stations on leadership, organizational efficiency and fiscal management.

As a member of the NPR Board of Directors, Mike is believed to be the only candidate to ever to be petitioned onto the ballot by his peers and elected to the board.  Mike’s board responsibilities include being Vice Chair of the Distribution/Interconnect Committee. He also serves on the Membership Committee. 

Mike is also a board member of Public Radio in MidAmerica (PRIMA) and he was elected by his peers as the Radio Representative on the board of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). Mike is involved in several collaborative initiatives with Indiana stations including regional hosting, regional journalism and digital news.

With more than 24 years of experience at mostly public media stations in Georgia, Utah, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, Mike has been honored with dozens of journalism awards by the Society for Professional Journalists and Associated Press.

Mike holds a BA and MA in Journalism.  He and his wife and two children live in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Ways to Connect

WBAA's Mike Savage recently sat down with Margot Marlatt, Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, violinist Regan Eckstein and hornist Laura Sommer to talk about Sunday's TCMS "Fall Back," concert, which takes place Sunday at 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Lafayette.

Following a national search, WBAA has selected Stan Jastrzebski as News Director.  Jastrzebski is currently News Director for WFSU in Tallahassee, Florida.  He begins work at WBAA April 28, 2014.

WBAA General Manager Mike Savage says he is thrilled to have Jastrzebski as part of the station’s news staff. “Stan is a talented journalist who understands the mission and purpose of public radio.  We are very happy have him join the team.”

Jastrzebski has 10 years of radio news experience at stations including WGN, Chicago and WFIU in Bloomington, IN.

WBAA completed its eighth and final day of Spring Member Drive fundraising on the same day the station celebrated 92 years of being on-air.  WBAA also celebrated a record number of new members joining the station with 61 joining the station on Friday and 192 joining since the drive began!  

Thanks to the Tipmont REMC crews both our transmitter sites have had their power restored.  And we continue broadcasting...

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Jan 25, 2014

WBAA-FM is currently off the air due to a widespread interruption of power from Tipmont REMC.  WBAA-AM is running on it's 1942 Engine Generator.

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