A 30-plus year broadcast veteran, Roger LaMay joined WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, in January 2003. He is responsible for the overall operations of the station including fundraising, programming, and marketing. During his tenure, WXPN forged a long-term partnership/distribution agreement with NPR and NPR Music, moved and expanded its annual summer music festival, and launched its popular Free at Noon live weekly concert series.
Additionally, under LaMay's leadership the station completed construction of the station's state-of-the-art studio and headquarters that opened in 2004 in a unique partnership with World Cafe Live®, the performance venue named for WXPN's flagship program that is located in the same building; acquired new broadcast licenses in Central Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey/Northeast Pennsylvania, effectively tripling the station's geographical broadcast coverage; acquired the annual NON-COMMvention, making WXPN the host for the premier conference for non-commercial music stations; and championed community and business partnerships that have helped establish WXPN as an essential cultural component and resource in the greater Philadelphia area.
LaMay co-founded and was elected Chairman of VuHaus.com, the music video website collaboration launched by six public radio stations in May 2015. He was recently elected to a second term as Member Director of the NPR Board. He is also a former Chairman of the Board of Greater Public, public media's development and marketing trade association. Previously, he served as general manager and news director of Fox29/WTXF-TV in Philadelphia. He holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College.