Plattsburgh, NY – 1/20/15 – Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Nycklemoe as the new President & CEO of the station as of January 1, 2015.
Nycklemoe built his career serving communities through public media at the American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and most recently at Pacific Public Media. With a wealth of experience in a variety of public media organizations, Nycklemoe is well positioned to lead Mountain Lake PBS as broadcasting evolves.
“The board was lucky to have a wide pool of qualified applicants to choose from, and I am confident that Erik’s leadership experience and vision for public service through media will propel the station in the right direction,” said Jacqueline Kelleher, Chair of the Board of Directors at Mountain Lake PBS.
Mountain Lake PBS serves 3.9 million people throughout New York, Vermont, Quebec and Eastern Ontario with high quality commercial-free programs, and goes beyond the broadcast with a robust online presence, and outreach and education in the community.
“The media landscape is changing quickly, and our role as broadcasters along with it, but what will not change is our mission to strengthen the community. My role is to expand our ability to serve the public, and I look forward to working with the staff and the board to make that happen,” said Nycklemoe.
From 2009-2013 Nycklemoe served as Director of Network Initiatives at American Public Media Group (comprised of American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida) in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he managed acquisitions, developed multi-year business strategies and pursued partnership opportunities.
While at American Public Media Group, Nycklemoe also assumed interim leadership roles including managing director of music programming, where he envisioned and helped to launch Minnesota’s first statewide used instrument campaign for schools. Nycklemoe presided over the purchase of more than 20 stations and translators in four states, developed performance metrics and dashboards, and led the multi-year constituent relationship management initiative which is expected to generate millions in annual additional revenue.
Nycklemoe succeeds Alice Recore, who became President & CEO in 2003, and retired from Mountain Lake PBS on December 31, 2014. During her tenure, Recore led the station through major changes in broadcasting including the 2009 transition to high-definition Digital Broadcasting, and many documentaries and episodic series produced during her tenure won multiple awards. Said Nycklemoe, “I am grateful that I had the opportunity to spend the month of December working with Alice and the staff of Mountain Lake PBS. This station has built a strong foundation in the community, and I look forward to working with this very talented team.”