The MAB has learned that Peter Payette has been promoted to Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio.
Payette joined the stations in 2000 and was appointed News Director in 2001. For more than a decade, he hosted the weekly program Points North and has reported on a wide range of issues critical to the culture and economy of northern Michigan. His work has been featured on NPR, Michigan Radio, Bridge magazine and Edible Grande Traverse. He has taught journalism and radio production to students and adults at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also working on a book about the use of aquaculture to manage Great Lakes fisheries, particularly the use of salmon from the Pacific Ocean to create a sport fishery in the 1960s.
Payette, on the station’s website, wrote “While I will miss my work in the field as a reporter, I am excited by the potential I see for growing this station into an even more vital public service for the people of northern Michigan and our audiences around the globe.”